Dean Mead, Senior Research Mgr., GASB

Emily Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, GFOA

Michael Sanderson, Exec. Director, MD Assoc of Counties

Robert Sandlass, Treasurer, Harford County Government (MDGFOA President)

Kathryn Baringer, Director of Appraisal & Description, MD State Archives

John Woolums, Esq., Director of Governmental Relations, MABE

James Watson, Appraisal Archivist, MD State Archives

Kimberly Min, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP

January 24, 2020

BWI Marriott, Linthicum, MD

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2019-2020 Mentorship Program

Interested in becoming a Mentor or being Mentored? The MDGFOA announces its New MENTOR Program that pairs our more experienced members with those who are somewhat new either to the field or to their respective positions, such as someone who has recently been promoted to management.

Click on the link below, fill out the form and send it to and we will contact you regarding your request


Congratulations to Maryland’s new CPFO’s!

Congratulations to Maryland’s new CPFO’s! Daniel J. Lewis, Treasury Manager, Frederick County Government, MDDenise Roberts, Cash Analyst, Cecil County, MD

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Congratulations to Maryland’s newest CPFOs!

Congratulations to Maryland’s newest CPFOs! Pamela S. Diaz, Assistant Director of Commissioners, Allegany County Commissioners, MD Mary S. Martin, Senior Management and Budget Analyst, City of Rockville, MD

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GFOA Annual Conference Overview

GFOA’s 114th Annual Conference will take place on May 17-20, 2020, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA  

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Tax Collector’s Affinity Group Meeting in November

Join us on November 21, 2019 for the Tax Collector’s Affinity Group Meeting. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019 10:00 am- Welcome and Introduction Eric Jackson, Chief of Treasury, Charles County Government 10:15 am- State Department of Assessments and Taxation Michael Higgs, Director 11:15 am- Roundtable Discussion Counties’ Monthly Reimbursements for Homeowner’s Tax Credits Recordation/Transfer Tax Followup…

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Reserve Your Seat! Treasury and Investment Affinity Group

Treasury and Investment Affinity Group The World of Investments and Treasury Management is Changing and You Need To Keep Up! Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00 am – 2:30 pm MDOT HQ Hosted By: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Congratulations to the Baltimore City Elected Officials’ Retirement System and the Baltimore City Employees’ Retirement System for receiving the PAFR Award for the first time!

GFOA would like to congratulate the following jurisdictions for receiving the GFOA’s Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) Award for the first time: Yorba Linda Water District, California; City of San Mateo, California; Baltimore City Elected Officials’ Retirement System, Maryland; Baltimore City Employees’ Retirement System, Maryland; Oakland Community College, Michigan; North Central Regional Transit District, New…

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PAFR Awarded to MD State Retirement and Pension System

Congratulations to MD State Retirement and Pension System for being awarded the PAFR for the first time.

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Lloyd W. Jones Scholarship Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2019

Lloyd W. Jones Scholarship The Maryland GFOA Executive Committee at its regular meeting on May 2, 1997, approved the establishment of the Lloyd W. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. Lloyd Jones was a past president of the Maryland GFOA and held vital City, County and State finance posts in addition to the many other organizations which…

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A Letter from the MDGFOA President

Letter from the President We are halfway through the fiscal year and so much has occurred within the MDGFOA. As your current President, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what the fiscal year has brought to our organization and its members. Fiscal Year 2019 saw the creation of the Young Professionals Affinity…

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CPE Certificates Now Available online

MDGFOA now has your CPE Certificates available for you to download online. You will need to LOG IN to your account to access your CPE Certificates. Certificates accessible online begin with the Winter 2018 Conference. If you need CPE Certificates prior to 1/2018 please contact us via email at

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