Timothy Martin joined the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in August as Senior Manager for Member Engagement. He is responsible for social media and other engagement efforts for GFOA.
In his previous role as head of the Office of Citizen Engagement in the City of Roanoke, Timothy worked to bring government and citizens together to foster collaborative conversations, build positive relationships and promote new innovative ways for citizens to be involved, informed, and engaged. Roanoke has one of the most successful social media models of any city in the country with more than 60 accounts and 200,000 followers.
Since 2014, the city has won more than a dozen social media awards. In 2016, Timothy was named Top Social Media Advocate in Government by Government Social Media (GSM). He was also named a Top Government Influencer by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Radford University.