Member Spotlight: Donna England

1. What is your current job title? Finance Director 2. How long have you been in the position? About 10 ½ years. I began working for the City in April 2008. 3. How did you decide to go into local government finance? My education and work experience is in accounting, however when my children were younger I worked for the school system in order to have similar hours. When my son started college and my daughter was two years away from college, I heard about an opening in the City of Ball...



Member Spotlight: Anna Payne

Member Spotlight: Anna Payne Anna Payne is a Financial Analyst II at Gwinnett County Government. Previously a Marketing Research Manager for a large media company, she moved from the North Carolina coast to Lawrenceville, Georgia about five years ago after accepting a position in the Accounting Division in the Department of Financial Services at Gwinnett County. She is honored to work for an extraordinary government which has achieved AAA credit ratings from all three credit rating...



Member Spotlight: Michelle Warner

Michelle Warner is the Finance Officer for the City of Pooler, Georgia. The City of Pooler’s Finance Department is responsible for establishing the annual budget, treasury management, accounts payable, property tax administration, and directing the annual audit procedure. Pooler, located in Chatham County, is one of the fastest growing cities in the state with a current population of approximately 22,250. Located northwest of Savannah along I-95, Pooler has a total area of 30 square miles....



Fall 2015 Member Spotlight: Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner is the Financial Training Program Manager for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The mission of the Vinson Institute is to share in the University of Georgia’s overarching public service mission of extending the institution’s resources – professional knowledge and expertise – to promote excellence in government. At the Vinson Institute, Tracy oversees financial training and development for state and local government finance staff and officials through certification...



Member Spotlight: Nancy A. Clark-Gonzalez

May 29, 2015   Nancy A. Clark-Gonzalez is the Assistant Director of the Finance and Budget Department for Camden County, Georgia. Camden County is located in the southeastern corner of the state and includes the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine. Approximately 52,000 residents live in the County which has aspirations of becoming known as America’s Gateway to Space due to its commitment to developing a successful world class spaceport and ready access to existing space...