Functions of GFOA’s Offices

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Starting his public service as a police officer in the City of Independence, Missouri, David Frasher has garnered over three decades of experience serving in roles ranging from law clerk to city administrator. David Frasher works as the city manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas, which received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 23rd consecutive year.

GFOA promotes financial management in state and local governments by providing guidance on best practices, networking opportunities, research, training, recognition programs, and publications on public finance. These services are offered through GFOA’s six offices in Chicago and Washington, DC.

1) The association’s Federal Liaison Center in Washington, DC, keeps GFOA members apprised of policies related to public finance while advocating for the association’s interests through regular contact with public officials. The office also develops best practices for the public finance sector and conducts a weeklong program on leadership for GFOA members.

2) The Research and Consulting Center in Chicago conducts research on financial management and provides consultations on long-term financial planning, contract negotiations, and administrative systems to state and local governments, among other functions.

3) GFOA’s Operations and Marketing Center is responsible for the logistics and advertising of various training programs and events that the association holds throughout the year.

4) The Financial Administration Center supports the administrative and IT capacities of the organization.

5) The Technical Services Center is primarily responsible for administering the association’s recognition programs and offers technical information on accounting, financial reporting, and budgets.

6) GFOA established the Office of the Executive Director to manage the organization overall.