GFOA's Urban Forum provides an opportunity for members of large governments to network and exchange information on topics unique to the demands of managing their large and complex entities. The Forum was created in 2006 and held its initial meeting at GFOA's Montreal conference in May 2006. The Urban Forum is currently open to GFOA members in urban jurisdictions from the United States and Canada with metropolitan area populations of 1,000,000 or more.
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Urban Forum Registration
The Urban Forum is open to any active public sector GFOA member.
Urban Forum Member Community
Members who join the Urban Forum also have access to the Urban Forum Member Community. This allows members to interact with each other, ask questions, share resources and more.
GFOA facilitates six affinity groups that meet periodically throughout the year. Groups include the Black Caucus, LGBTQIA+ Caucus, Small Government Forum, Urban Forum, Utility Finance Forum, and Women's Public Finance Network. Meetings are open to all GFOA members.