Ever feel like you and your colleagues in the Fire Department just aren't speaking the same language? If so, you're not alone, and this session is for you. GFOA and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are working together to develop resources to promote better collaboration between finance officers and fire chiefs. This panel discussion will feature both finance officers and fire personnel talking about how to improve communication between these two departments and address the many challenges that make capital planning, budgeting, purchasing, and other areas of public finance uniquely difficult for the fire service.
CFO, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Tualatin, OR
Battalion Staff Captain, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland, OR
Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director, Fitchburg Fire Department, WI
Assistant Director Fire Management Services, City of AUrora, CO
Deputy Director, Portland Fire & Rescue, OR
CFO, Cowichan Valley Regional District