ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
The conference committee is scheduled to meet on Friday, January 11, 2019.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Hello GGFOA Friends!
Save the Dates for Wednesday’s News You Can Use Webinars
- January 30, 2019 – Rushton and Company
- March 20, 2019 – J.P. Morgan Chase
- May 1, 2019 – Mauldin and Jenkins
Don’t Forget the GGFOA Library of Resources
Members have free access to all previously recorded Wednesday’s News You Can Use Sessions at the following link: https://ggfoa.org/members/education-and-training
Members have free access to online tutorials that cover a broad range of topics from fund accounting and measurement focus to the role of strategic budgeting in service delivery and setting the millage rate.
You can access the free tutorials at the following link:
If you have a topic that you would like to see added to the list for a future session, please contact John Hulsey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winter 2019 GGFOA Newsletter will be distributed by the middle of February.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Government Relations and Strategic Planning Committee’s primary role is to monitor and report on legislation introduced in the General Assembly that is of interest to our membership. The Committee tracks bills as they are introduced and reports periodically on their progress throughout the legislative session. Legislative changes can have a significant impact on our members and the local governments they represent. Although the Committee does not participate in direct advocacy or lobbying, arming our members with current information on legislative status allows them to alert their local governments if they feel action is warranted.
Starting with the new legislative session in January, the Committee will be participating with ACCG in an ad hoc committee they are forming which consists of related organizations that can share expertise throughout the legislative session. Proposed legislation can change rapidly as it works its way through the General Assembly. ACCG is hoping that our members participating in this ad hoc committee can provide quick responses to questions and evaluations of legislation from the perspective of finance officials. Two members have volunteered so far to be on-call for questions, and if any more are interested, please contact the Committee.
As a reminder, the upcoming 2019 legislative session is the first year of the General Assembly’s biennial cycle. Therefore, all previously introduced legislation has been removed and all bills must be newly submitted. This means that legislation that was previously stuck in committee or otherwise dormant may be reintroduced and find new life. So, if there was any legislation that was of particular concern over the last two years that did not pass, please let us know so we can watch for its possible reintroduction.
No update at this time.
The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual Scholarship Raffle and Silent Auction raised over $4,500 which is an increase of 45% over 2017! Thank you for your generosity.
Congratulations to the following!
Annual College Scholarship
Jessica Hudson, DeKalb County Government
Level One Finance Officer Certification Scholarship
Ella Fast, City of Sky Valley
Rashonda Favors, City of Stockbridge
Cynthia Strozier, City of Tucker
TECHNICAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
The Technical Resources Committee was recently re-established after being inactive for several years. The committee has been busy assisting other committees, responding to questions received through the GGFOA email account, creating email campaigns, and updating the website. The committee looks forward to the possibility of creating a GGFOA list serve, should it not be too costly to implement.