Advancing excellence in government finance is interconnected with GFOA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). GFOA has long incorporated principles of DEI with both employees and members and had the opportunity over the past year to formally commit to our DEI initiatives. Along with the creation of an executive board committee focused on the topic, addition of DEI to GFOA's bylaws and Code of Ethics, and taking the CEO pledge for diversity and inclusion, GFOA has been active conducting research on how DEI impacts public finance. This session will highlight GFOA's recent research into political polarization, fairness, and behavioral science; present GFOA's strategy for DEI in the future; and provide an opportunity for members to give feedback and comments on where GFOA can be most helpful with future projects.
GFOA Past President, Finance Director, City of Aurora, CO
Director of Fiscal Projects, City of Sugar Land, TX
Assistant Director of Finance, City of San Antonio, TX
Executive Director/CEO, Chicago Office
Director of Education, Chicago Office