GFOA is advised by standing committees in seven areas of government finance. Active throughout the year, the committees are key links between the changes happening in the finance offices of members and the services the association provides to help finance officers successfully manage those changes. The committees give direction for GFOA's services by formulating new policies and raising professional standards via best practices.
Committee appointments are made by the GFOA president in September of each year. Application for appointment are opened following the annual conference. Committee members serve a specified term, not to exceed three years according to the Standing Committee Policies and Procedures.
GFOA Standing Committees:
- Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)
- Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy (BUDGET)
- Committee on Canadian Issues (CCI)
- Committee on Governmental Debt Management (DEBT)
- Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning (CEDCP)
- Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration (CORBA)
- Committee on Treasury and Investment Management (TIM)
GFOA also facilitates four networking groups that meet periodically throughout the year. Meetings are open to all GFOA members.
- Black Caucus of the GFOA
- Women's Public Finance Network of the GFOA
- Urban Forum
- Small Government Forum
- Utility Finance Forum
Did you know that GFOA Committees develop best practices that are used by local governments across the country? Hear from Cheryl Patelli, Chief Financial Officer from the City of Boulder, CO and Kenton Tsoodle, Assistant Finance Director for the City of Oklahoma, OK, on their respective work with the Treasury and Investment Committee and Debt Committee.