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GFOA Academic Scholarship Applications Open for 2021
Oct 19 • 18 min
On this podcast, GFOA’s Gen Carter talks with recent scholarship recipient Mimi Livermore, Finance Director for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, and Girard Miller, Honorary GFOA Member and sponsor of the Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship about the…
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members – October 2, 2020
Oct 5 • 50 min
Listen as GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members – September 25, 2020
Sep 28 • 26 min
Listen as GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members – September 17, 2020
Sep 25 • 48 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Capital Planning and the DC Government
Sep 9 • 21 min
On this Financial Foundations podcast, GFOA’s Shayne Kavanagh talks with Darryl Street, David Clark, and Richard Dietz from the DC Government about their leadership in asset management and infrastructure renewal planning. Recent GFOA Research:…
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - August 14, 2020
Aug 19 • 39 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Budget Talk: The Budget Document and Beyond
Aug 3 • 8 min
Listen as GFOA Executive Director Chris Morrill and Senior Program Manager John Fishbein discuss the upcoming criteria changes for the Budget Awards Program and related training. The Budget Document and Beyond Webinar:…
Budget Discussion with Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Jul 22 • 13 min
On this podcast, GFOA’s John Fishbein talks with Joe Costello, Chief Financial Officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit about a variety of financial topics including the effects of COVID-19 on their budget process.
GFOA Discussion with Moody’s Investors Service
Jul 15 • 14 min
Listen as GFOA’s John Fishbein talks with Tim Blake, Managing Director of Public Finance at Moody’s Investors Service about the effects that COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn has had on state and local government’s fiscal condition.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - July 10, 2020
Jul 13 • 44 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - June 26, 2020
Jul 13 • 34 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - June 19, 2020
Jul 13 • 44 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - June 12, 2020
Jul 13 • 38 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
GFR Audio: Uncertainty, Risks, and Budgets in the Age of Coronavirus
Jul 1 • 17 min
Preparing for budget uncertainty and fiscal strive by Michael A. Pagano and Christina K. McFarland. Read by GFOA’s Katie Ludwig.
GFR Audio: Property Tax Disputed
Jul 1 • 18 min
The Region of Peel, Ontario shares its story about how it sought financial sustainability amid economic disruption by Shayne C. Kavanagh. Read by GFOA’s Katie Ludwig.
GFR Audio: We Can’t Afford to Avoid Climate Risks
Jul 1 • 15 min
An examination of the real cost of the climate crisis for communities by Jackie Ratner and Jeff Schlegelmilch. Read by GFOA’s Mike Mucha.
GFR Audio: Cash is King
Jul 1 • 52 min
Practical ways to preserve or access more cash when your government faces a crunch by Shayne C. Kavanagh and Joseph P. Casey. Recording read by Katie Ludwig.
Budget Discussion with DC Water & Sewer Authority
Jul 1 • 17 min
On this podcast, GFOA’s John Fishbein talks with Matt Brown, Chief Financial Officer for DC Water & Sewer Authority about a variety of financial topics including the effects of COVID-19 on their budget process.
Budget Discussion with Lake County, Illinois
Jun 24 • 13 min
On this podcast, GFOA’s John Fishbein talks with Patrice Sutton, Chief Financial Officer for Lake County, Illinois, about a variety of financial topics including the effects of COVID-19 on their budget process.
Budget Discussion from Broward County Public Schools
Jun 17 • 16 min
On this podcast, GFOA’s John Fishbein talks with Judith Marte, Chief Financial Officer for Broward County Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, about a variety of financial topics including the effects of COVID-19 on their budget process.
Introducing the New Edition of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, And Financial Reporting
Jun 16 • 5 min
GFOA’s Technical Services Center Director Michele Mark Levine discusses the new edition of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, And Financial Reporting. better known as the “Blue Book.” Learn more about pre-ordering on our website, gfoa.org.
Budget Discussion from City of New Bedford, Massachusetts
Jun 10 • 15 min
On this podcast, GFOA’s John Fishbein talks with Ari Sky, Chief Financial Officer for the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts, about a variety of financial topics including the effects of COVID-19 on their budget process.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members – June 5, 2020
Jun 8 • 54 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
How to Eliminate Paper and Save Time and Money
May 20 • 15 min
This Fiscal First Aid podcast discusses opportunities for governments to move away from paper-based business processes. After listening to the podcast, click here to dive into our research on the topic.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - May 1, 2020
May 6 • 60 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Learn About GFOA’s Virtual Conference Experience
May 6 • 10 min
We’re planning to connect virtually, May 18-June 26, with the high quality programming you’ve come to expect from GFOA. You will be able to attend sessions on familiar core topics like accounting, budgeting, treasury management, and debt. On this podcast,…
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - April 25, 2020
Apr 30 • 54 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - April 17, 2020
Apr 30 • 47 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - April 10, 2020
Apr 30 • 46 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - March 27, 2020
Apr 30 • 52 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Week in Washington: GFOA Recap for Committee Members - March 20, 2020
Apr 30 • 45 min
GFOA’s Federal Liaison Center updates GFOA Standing Committee members on events in Washington.
Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
Apr 28 • 29 min
In our latest podcast, GFOA’s Shayne Kavanagh talks with Sam Savage, executive director of ProbabilityManagement.org, about decision-making in uncertain times.
Working with Elected Officials During a Financial Crisis
Apr 22 • 27 min
In our latest podcast, GFOA’s Shayne Kavanagh talks with Mark Funkhouser about the importance of working with elected officials during a financial crisis. Funkhouser is President of Funkhouser & Associates, LLC, is a former publisher of Governing…
Cybersecurity in Local Government: A Discussion of Enduring Issues and Contemporary COVID-19 Concerns
Apr 15 • 32 min
Listen as GFOA’s Shayne Kavanagh talks Cybersecurity with Phil Bertolini from the Center for Digital Government. It’s a critical issue now more than ever. Related Materials: Government Finance Review Article: Be Ready When (not it) You’re Hit with a Cyber…
2020 Financial Policy Challenge
Feb 26 • 3 min
The Financial Policy Challenge is a GFOA-wide effort to encourage members to adopt and share financial policies that are essential to a strong financial foundation for your community. You can win the challenge by submitting policies that cover the…
Author Interview: Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities
Feb 5 • 4 min
Last year, GFOA released Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities. Recently, Shayne Kavanagh, GFOA Senior Manager for Research, discussed the book and why it’s important for local governments.
Reliability and Consistency Part 2: Consistency: The Intersection of Words and Action
Jan 8 • 4 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Reliability and Consistency Part 1: Demonstrate Reliability Through Timeliness
Dec 31, 2019 • 6 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Diversity and Inclusion Part 2: Including the Community in Decisions and Crossing Tribal Lines
Dec 11, 2019 • 4 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Diversity and Inclusion Part 1: Inclusivity in the Finance Office
Dec 4, 2019 • 8 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Treating People Fairly Part 2: Defining Fairness and Distributive Justice
Nov 20, 2019 • 5 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Treating People Fairly Part 1: Defining Fairness and Procedural Justice
Nov 13, 2019 • 7 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Producing Results for Your Community Part 2: Listen Actively So you Can Know the Results People Want
Nov 6, 2019 • 3 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Producing Results for Your Community Part 1: Demonstrate Command of Public Finances
Oct 30, 2019 • 8 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Integrity Part 2: Strengthening Your Integrity By Standing for Your Values
Oct 22, 2019 • 5 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Integrity Part 1: Building Trust Through Integrity and Honesty
Oct 16, 2019 • 8 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Trust: You Can’t Win ‘Em All
Oct 1, 2019 • 2 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Maintaining Trust: Recognize and Manage Your Own Stories
Sep 25, 2019 • 2 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Rebuilding Trust: Be Patient and Encourage Dialogue
Sep 17, 2019 • 4 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Ethics: Sometimes the Best Move is to Move On
Sep 10, 2019 • 2 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Ethics: Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time - Part 2
Sep 3, 2019 • 5 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Ethics: Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time - Part 1
Aug 27, 2019 • 4 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Honesty and Integrity: Timing Matters
Aug 20, 2019 • 4 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…
Treating People Fairly: Understanding Other People’s Perspective
Aug 12, 2019 • 1 min
GFOA’s new Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities program and the new Code of Ethics emphasize the importance of trust. To help GFOA members build trust, we’ve collected stories from GFOA members about high points (and low points) in their…