ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Save the Date! GGFOA’s 34th Annual Conference
September 29th – October 2nd 2019
GGFOA will celebrate its 34th Annual Conference September 29th – October 2nd, 2019, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel, located at 100 General McIntosh Boulevard in Savannah, Georgia. The Savannah Marriott Riverfront, located on the Savannah River, is connected to fun and historic River Street, and is the perfect location for the general and breakout sessions. The Savannah Marriott Riverfront is also within walking distance to Savannah’s Riverwalk, downtown district, and unique historic squares providing guests with an abundance of activities to enjoy! The Conference Committee is already hard at work making plans and setting things in motion to make this year’s conference a great success. Our theme this year is “Anchored in Excellence.” The conference will kick off with our 4th Annual Cocktail Connections. Enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, ask questions, and connect with people. Cocktail Connections is a great networking opportunity for conference attendees and exhibitors alike. More information on conference events and activities will be shared as the conference approaches. We look forward to seeing you in Savannah this year at our 34th Annual Conference!
CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
- Wednesday’s News You Can Use – March 20, 2019 – “Best Practices in Developing a Banking RFP”
- GGFOA Tutorials (Free to GGFOA Members) Members can access through the Education and Training page of the GGFOA website (requires website login)
- GGFOA offers free online tutorials to members through a partnership with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The tutorials are offered through UGA’s learning management system, eLC. Tutorial topics include: Fund Accounting, Measurement Focus, Bases of Accounting, Statements of Position, Operating Statements, Internal Control, Understanding the Importance of Fund Balance, Role of Strategic Budgeting in Service Delivery, Financial Policies, Bank Reconciliations, Setting the Millage Rate, Understanding Garnishments, Capital Assets, and Uniform Chart of Accounts.
Spring 2019 Newsletter to be published the last week of May.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Click here to download the March 5, 2019 Legislative Report.
As of January 16, 2019, GGFOA has the following members:
Regular Members 634
Associate Members 102
Educator Members 1
Student Members 3
Total Members 740
Received notification from GFOA that we will have a slot guaranteed for the Leadership Academy scholarship.
TECHNICAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
The Technical Resources Committee has inquired with GGFOA’s website developer about the possibility of establishing a listserv and received the unfortunate news that the website developer is migrating off that platform and will no longer offer the service to customers.
There has recently been an increase in the number of members reporting problems paying their membership dues online. The committee has been working with the website developer to resolve the issue on a case-by-case basis. In most instances, the problem appears to be related to the user’s web browser. The web developer informed the committee that Internet Explorer is being discontinued by Microsoft, and it is not a preferred browser for accessing GGFOA’s website. When making online payments, GGFOA members are encouraged to use the latest versions of major browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.