I can’t believe how quickly the summer is flying by! As I write this, we’re heading into mid-August, and the long list of items on the white board in my office that were supposed to be my “summer projects” remain mostly untouched. Between getting the budget adopted and moving into the year-end close process, I thought I might have some time to get a few of those projects crossed off the list, but so far I am losing that battle...
Since taking over as President at the annual conference in Sacramento this past February, I have been on the road a lot representing our organization. In the last issue of the magazine, I filled our membership in on my travels to Oregon for the OGFOA Spring Conference. Since then, I have been to Newport Beach, Denver, and back to Sacramento.
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In early March, about a month after the CSMFO conference in Sacramento, I had the great pleasure of attending the Oregon Government Finance Officers Association (OGFOA) 2017 Spring Conference. OGFOA has two conferences each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, with the spring conference usually at a “destination” location. This spring’s conference was held on the coast at the Salishan Resort and Spa.
As we complete our 59th year as a professional association, and I end my run as the 58th President of CSMFO, I’m left with a feeling of absolute privilege. The honor in being president of CSMFO is knowing the tremendous support you have in leading it. Not many have the opportunity to be embarking on [...]
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"Wow! What a conference! I hope that for those of you able to attend that you had as great an experience as I did. Watching the conference unfold from my perspective was tremendously gratifying, as it represented 11 months of dedicated work from a small army of amazing people. The Host and Program Committees, along with the phenomenal folks at Smith Moore and Associates and Meeting & Association Management Services, did a fantastic job executing on this incredible event."