Timothy Martin joined the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in 2017 as Senior Manager for Member Engagement. His responsibilities include social media, GFOA's website, member community, member newsletter, student chapter initiative, and more.
In his previous role with the City of Roanoke, Virginia, Timothy spearheaded the creation of the Office of Citizen Engagement. He worked to bring government and citizens together to foster collaborative conversations, build positive relationships and promote new innovative ways for people to be involved, informed, and engaged. During his tenure, Roanoke had one of the most successful social media models of any city in the country with more than 60 accounts and 200,000 followers.
From 2013-2017, the city won more than a dozen social media awards. In 2016, Timothy was named Top Social Media Advocate in Government by Government Social Media (GSM). Twice he was named a Top Government Influencer by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Radford University.