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Sonia Andrews, CPA, Treasurer/CFO, City of Scottsdale, Arizona

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GFOA Activities

  • GFOA Member for twenty-one years
  • Served on GFOA’s Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning (2015-2021)
  • Served on GFOA’s Committee on Treasury and Investment Management (2009-2015)
  • Current mentor in GFOA’s Women’s Public Finance Network Mentorship Program
  • Advocated on behalf of GFOA members on the importance of restoring advanced refundings by participating on meetings and calls with congressional staff and GFOA Federal Liaison Center staff (2019 and 2021)
  • Attended GFOA’s Advanced Government Finance Institute (2017)
  • GFOA training presenter on Developing the Right Investment Policy (2015)
  • Contributed financial policies to the GFOA Financial Policy Challenge (2015)
  • Co-authored an article on developing an investment policy for Government Finance Review (2015)

Contributions to the Profession/Jurisdiction

  • Direct and oversee all finance and treasury functions including the City’s $2.1 billion annual operating and capital budgets. Improved the budget process and enhanced elected officials’ understanding of the City’s budget
  • Revamped and updated financial policies to improve the City’s fiscal resiliency and sound financial management practices
  • Streamlined various processes and implemented changes to modernize the Finance department
  • Current member of Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona; served on board of directors (2015-2017)
  • Current member of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Volunteer, Arizona Border Collie Rescue (2015-present)
  • Served as treasurer for the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club in Bend, Oregon (2007-2014)
  • Past member of the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association (2000-2014)
  • Past treasurer of the Bend Area Habitat for Humanity (2004-2005)
  • CPA, Arizona (active), Oregon (inactive)

Goals for GFOA

Deliver value to members by providing resources and opportunities for government finance professionals and be “the place” where learning, knowledge, and professional development can be achieved. Also, to establish the standards and recognition for excellence in government finance.


Oregon State University, MBA and post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
Mills College, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics