A Letter From Our 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…Read More
2022 January CPFO Lunch & Learn
Join MD GFOA for a “lunch & learn” overview of the Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) program on January 10th, 2023 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. Read more about Eric and his role with CPFO here. 1/10/2023 12:00…Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Maryland GFOA 4 Lan Drive, Suite 100 Westford, MA 01886Read More
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%20Read More
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,…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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).Read More