Hello, Fellow GGFOA Members!
Summer has officially arrived in Georgia with the hot, humid weather and afternoon thunderstorms we have come to expect this time of year. I hope you are staying cool and dry as the summer heats up!
Our Annual Conference Committee has been working hard in their efforts to prepare for the 32st annual conference, which will be held at the Marriott Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia, from October 1st through 4th, 2017. The President's reception on Sunday, in keeping with the theme "A World of Opportunity", will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres with foods from around the world. The meal on Tuesday night will follow the theme with an "Around the World Buffet." After dinner there will be music, games, and other forms of entertainment. Please check your inboxes for important conference details coming this summer. All active members will be notified via email as soon as registration opens (registration is currently expected to open on Thursday, July 6, 2017).
GFOA's national conference was held in Denver, Colorado May 21nd through May 24th. GGFOA hosted a reception for all Georgia attendees. We enjoyed meeting many GGFOA members and non- members. I want to personally thank the vendors that supported the event with their sponsorships.
Since the launch of the newly designed website, www.ggfoa.org, about two years ago, we have made great strides in improving the site's functionality and usability. If you haven't visited the website, I encourage you to take a minute to look at it. We have some very nice features that will benefit you. Here you can find relevant information pertaining to government finance, including news and events, legislative updates, and other educational resources (available upon website log in). The website also offers scholarship applications, a calendar of events, and access to your member account (available upon login) where you can update your contact information and check your membership status and next payment due date. We have some truly dedicated volunteers who monitor the site to provide you with answers to your questions as quickly as possible. We are constantly working on new ideas to put on the website to make it easier for all the members to use as a working tool for our profession. If you have any questions or concerns about the website or your membership status, please email us at email@example.com.
As always, there is a lot going on with the organization. However, none of these things would be possible without the commitment of our members and sponsors who volunteer their time and efforts to make it happen. If you are interested in becoming involved with the board or committees, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are always looking for new volunteers. A complete list of all board members and committee chairs can be found on our website.