A Letter From The President

January, 2023

Hello Colleagues:

I hope your holiday season was peaceful and restful and that everyone is re-charged to take on a new year.

I want to thank everyone who attended the Fall Conference in October. We had a great turnout of over 210 members as we continue to transition back to in-person conferences. I also want to thank our speakers and sponsors for their continued support and attendance at the Fall Conference.

Registration is still open (www.mdgfoa.org) for our winter quarterly conference on January 27th at the BWI Marriott. Thanks to the program committee for planning another quarterly conference filled with timely and relevant topics and high-quality speakers, including our annual GASB update, Federal and State legislative updates, and a Maryland Pension System overview. Reminder, it’s always a great opportunity to invite a new co-worker or a colleague from another entity that hasn’t yet discovered our association to join us at an event.

Please mark your new calendar now to join us at the next MDGFOA summer annual conference on June 14-16, 2023 at the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort. Look for hotel and conference registration to come out in February.

Halfway through my presidential year, I remain honored and humbled to serve as the President of the Maryland Government Finance Officers Association. I commit to continuing to uphold the high standards of our profession and striving to ensure MDGFOA remains a valuable resource to the membership.

I want to again thank the executive board, and the entire Board of Directors for the continued support and commitment to make sure our association is the best it can be. Let me know if you are interested in serving on the board in the future.

Happy New Year to each of you, and best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2023!

Robert M. Burk, CPA
CFO, Carroll County Public Schools
President, Maryland Government Finance Officers Association