Our Vision

CSMFO is the preeminent resource for promoting excellence in government

Our Mission

The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers serves all government
finance professionals through innovation, collaboration, continuing education and
professional development.

Our Guiding Values

We value and respect our members as we live by and carry out the following values.


We believe in and adhere to honest and ethical decision making while displaying
good character and sound judgment.


We recognize the importance of obtaining and mastering the requisite skills,
knowledge and experience to enable finance professionals to perform their jobs
at a high level.

Commitment to Public Service

We believe our members should give back to their agencies’ and the profession.


We recognize the importance of openness, accountability and honesty to
enhance the public trust.

Creating a Positive Legacy

We believe in collaboration, teamwork and developing leaders who share
information, grow their skills and mentor others.