Quarterly Conference Schedule


Winter Conference - Friday, January 27, 2023

Registration is now OPEN!

Exhibitor Registration

BWI Marriott

Spring Conference - Friday, April 14, 2023

BWI Marriott

2023 Annual Conference - June 14-16, 2023

Clarion Fontainebleau, Ocean City, MD

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2021 CPFO Lunch & Learn

Join MD GFOA for a “lunch & learn” overview of the Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) program on October 20th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 PM. The presentation will include information and details about the updated CPFO course, led by CPFO Program Manager Eric Roach. Eric Roach is the Program Manager for the Government Finance Officers Association’s…

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Change of Address

We have moved our header quarters! Maryland GFOA has transitioned to a new management company and has a new mailing address. Please see the address below and contact us at mdgfoa@mdgfoa.org. Maryland GFOA 4 Lan Drive, Suite 310 Westford, MA 01886

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GFOA Triple Crown Winners

Congratulations to Montgomery County and The City of Rockville!! GFOA’s Triple Crown recognizes governments who have received GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. https://www.gfoa.org/gfoa-triple-crown-winners?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7_15_2021_Newsletter_Kitchen&utm_content=3rd_Story%20

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Distinguished Budget Presentation Winners Announced

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award winners though March 31, 2020, are now listed. Click here to view the award winners. Also, a special congratulations to the following jurisdictions who have received the award for 35 years or more: Cadillac, MI (37), Farmington Hills, MI (37), Montgomery County, MD (37), Cambridge, MA (36), Gladstone, MO (36), Roanoke,…

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Anne Arundel County Receives Budget Award

Annapolis, Md (March 19, 2021) Today, County Executive Pittman announced that Anne Arundel County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for its Fiscal Year 2021 budget. The award is based on nationally recognized guidelines and demonstrates a commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

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TD Bank presents….

Please join us on February 16 at 2:00 p.m. for this virtual event, Our Evolving Economy Amid COVID-19. This webinar led by Tom Gregory will feature key insights from TD Bank’s Director and Senior Economist, James Marple, and TD Bank’s Head of Government Affairs, Jim Johnson on important topics including overarching economic updates, how the…

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A Letter From Our President

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to thank everyone for their participation in the Fall Virtual Conference. We had a turnout of nearly 300 members and the very active participation of our sponsors as well. I wanted to thank all our sponsors for their continued support and attendance at the Fall Conference. In particular I wanted to…

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Fiscal First Aid- GFOA US & Canada

What is Fiscal First Aid? By: Mike Mucha, GFOA Deputy Executive Director Shayne Kavanagh, GFOA Senior Manager of Research Katie Ludwig, GFOA Senior Manager Jamie Porter, GFOA Program Associate COVID-19 and the associated recession has presented immediate financial difficulties and has also harmed the long-term financial outlook for local governments.   To help local governments deal…

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Many best practice articles suggest putting your best staff on the ERP implementation project, and then backfill for their ongoing day-to-day responsibilities. Do you find this practical; from your experience have you seen this actually carried out?

Yes. I think that it is practical and necessary to put your “best” on the project. The alternative is putting your “less than best” people on the project and setting up the system in a way that doesn’t set up that foundation for future success. We recommend that you don’t completely remove those individuals from…

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What is the typical life cycle of an ERP system?

What is the typical life cycle of an ERP system?From our research and experience, ERP systems need to be upgraded regularly. Most governments hold onto a system for 15-20 years between entire replacement projects. However, poor implementations, or lack of regular upgrades will require a shift much sooner (10-12 years is not unusual).

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