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Karine Brooms

Annual Conference
Chairperson: Linda Cook
Finance Director
Putnam County
Phone: (706) 485-1879

Responsible for organizing an informative, educational annual conference in which relevant issues concerning cities, counties, and other governmental agencies are addressed.
Tracy Arner

Career Development
Chairperson: John G. Hulsey, CGFM
Public Service Assistant, Financial Management Training Program
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Phone: (706) 201-8197

Responsible for improving the professional and technical expertise of government finance officials and those working with governments in various capacities through an expanded education program and other opportunities.

Chairperson: Ramona Carver
City of Statesboro
Phone: (912) 764-0636

Responsible for providing a source of timely information concerning the organization, members, and any other relevant topics that affect the membership. Distribute this current information on the Web site, in the newsletter, and in special editions when appropriate. Also, to provide for posterity a written and photographic record including GGFOA membership, offices, meetings, and other significant events.
Peter Floyd
Government Relations/Strategic Planning Committee
Chairperson: Peter Floyd
Alston & Bird, LLP
Phone: (404) 881-4510

Responsible for providing input into the legislative, executive, and judicial policy processes at the state and federal levels of government and focusing on laws and regulations that affect governmental finances. Committee also monitors the implementation of the goals of the strategic plan on a five-year interval.
Chairperson: Sheryl Bowman
Bibb County Superior Court Clerk’s Office
Phone: (478) 621-6411
Responsible for increasing membership and involvement in the Association by broadening the base of participation and increasing awareness of the Association’s benefits.

Chairperson: Susan Van Nus
Budget Analyst
City of Suwanee
330 Town Center Avenue
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 945-8996

Responsible for encouraging the participation of governmental entities in the Government Finance Officers Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program, and for encouraging membership participation in GGFOA by providing a meaningful awards program recognizing contributions of individual members. Scholarships will be awarded recognizing outstanding performance by Georgia residents in undergraduate and/or graduate study in accounting/finance in order to encourage careers in the public finance arena.
Technical Resources

Chairperson: Anna Payne
Financial Analyst II
Gwinnett County Government
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: (770) 822-7971

Responsible for serving the membership by responding to technical inquiries and requests for information and developing information resources needed by the government finance professional.