The GFOA Committee on Governmental Debt and Fiscal Policy promotes sound financial practices for local, state, and provincial governments. The Committee works on best practices, actively engages with participants in the market to help develop guidelines and updates for its members, and monitors legislative and regulatory activities that impact the ability of state and local governments to continue borrowing in a cost effective manner.
During the past year, the GFOA Committee on Governmental Debt and Fiscal Policy has undertaken projects and addressed a number of important policy issues with the objective of promoting sound financial practices for local, state, and provincial governments. The Committee continued its work on best practices, actively worked with participants in the market to help develop guidelines and updates for its members, and monitored legislative and regulatory activities which would impact the ability of state and local governments to continue borrowing in a cost-effective manner.
Debt Committee Members
GFOA's DEBT Committee is made up of 25 practitioners, five advisors, and 3 ex-officio members of the GFOA executive board.
GFOA Policy Statements
Policy statements are developed by the GFOA standing committees, approved by the GFOA Executive Board
Understanding Financing Options Used for Public Infrastructure
This report provides an overview of tax-exempt bond and other financings used by state and local governments and entities.
GFOA's Committee on Debt Management is one of seven standing committees. Other GFOA committees include:
- Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)
- Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy (BUDGET)
- Committee on Canadian Issues (CCI)
- Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning (CEDCP)
- Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration (CORBA)
- Committee on Treasury and Investment Management (TIM)