Dear Government Finance Officers Association members,
One of my favorite privileges of serving as Mayor of Chicago is the chance to welcome guests from all over the country and world to our great city.
Shortly after becoming Mayor in 2019, I learned that the Government Finance Officers Association had selected Chicago as the host of its 2021 Annual Conference. I was looking forward to the event from the moment I heard this news. Unfortunately, as you know, the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 forced the conference to be held virtually this year instead.