For obvious reasons, 2020 will not be soon forgotten. In spite of the tremendous public health and associated economic and other challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the preeminent resource for promoting excellence in government finance, CSMFO continues to deliver high-quality services for its members. This 2020 Annual Report reflects a summary of our association’s accomplishments this past year, in spite of the numerous obstacles we’ve all faced during this difficult time. I am immensely proud of the continuing efforts of our CSMFO member volunteers and our dedicated staff.
Our 2020 Annual Conference, Yesterday, Tomorrow and Finance, took place at the Disneyland Hotel in late January. Although bigger is not always better, we enjoyed record-setting participation, topping out at just over 2,000 attendees. Including our Tuesday preconference classes, we offered nearly
60 educational sessions and welcomed in excess of 400 first-time conference attendees over four action-packed days. By all objective measures, the conference was a huge success.