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October 11, 2017:  Our FY 18 second quarterly meeting was held at Ironwood Golf course and featured our first ever luncheon prior to the meeting!!  The luncheon proved to be a success as over 50 members attended the meeting.  We were delighted to have William Blend, of Moore Stephens Lovelace PA, speak to us about Issues Impacting Governments:  Fraud, Data Mining and Single Audit.  Please see attached for copy of his presentation.  Issues Impact Gov 10.11.17

July 12, 2017: The Chapter’s first quarterly meeting in FY 2018 will be held at Ironwood Golf Course on 7/12/17 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. David Lee Lakly, with the University of Georgia, will be speaking on Governmental Budgeting. Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting is free to members of the local chapter. For non-members, the cost is $30. Visit the following link to register:

April 19, 2017: The Chapter’s Annual Meeting for FY 2017 was held on April 19, 2017 at Best Western Gateway Grand from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The meeting provided eight hours of CPE and included the election of FY 2018 Officers. Fraud Red Flags and What you Can Do

January 11, 2017: The third quarterly meeting in FY 2017 was held on January 11th at Ironwood Golf Course from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  Amanda Swindle, Counsel for Florida Municipal Power Agency, presented about Florida Public Records. For additional networking opportunities, the Chapter held a happy hour. 3rd CPE Announcement Jan 11 2017 Shedding Light on the Sunshine

October 12, 2016: The second quarterly meeting in FY 2017 was held on October 12th at Ironwood Golf Course from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Curtis McAllister, IT Consulting Manager with James Moore & Co. presented “Cyber Security, Identity Theft, & Safe Computing Practices.”  Donna Collins, President of Milestone Professional Services, presented “Developing Good Internal Control.”   The Chapter held a successful Happy Hour after the meeting for additional networking opportunities. Cybersecurity & Online Identity Theft Developing Good Internal Control 2nd CPE Announcement Oct 12 2016

New! For additional networking opportunities, the Chapter is now offering a happy hour after each quarterly meeting from 4:30 to 6:30.

July 13, 2016:  The first quarterly meeting in FY 2017 was held on July 13th at Ironwood Golf Course from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  Sarah Koser, Interim Finance Director for the Villages Community Development Districts, presented “Capital Assets – Is it an Asset and Where is it?”  Michael McKee, Vice President and CFO for the University of Florida, presented “UF Budget System”.  A total of 47 members attended the meeting. The Chapter also held a successful first Happy Hour after the meeting for additional networking opportunities.  1st Mtg – CPE announcement Capital Asset – North Central – 2016 – with humor McKee presentation to NCF FGFOA_Final

April 20, 2016:  The Chapter’s annual meeting was a success!  Meeting was held on April 20, 2016 at the Freedom Community Center from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Eight hours of CPE were provided. 

The Chapter would like to thank the following speakers for presenting:  (1) SunTrust Bank:  Lisa Hayes, Lauren Butler, and Nick Ferrero presented “onUp Momentum”;  (2) Purvis Gray:  Barbara Boyd and Mark White presented “GASB Updates” and Tiffany Mangold presented “Single Audit Update”; (3) PFM Asset Management LLC:  Steve Alexander presented “Investment Analyst Challenge” and Michael Stewart presented “Policy and Cash Flow Updates”; James Moore & Company:  Trey Long presented “Internal Controls.” 

Fiscal Year 2017 Officers were elected as follows:  President Dallas Lee, Vice-President Amanda Hagan, Secretary Claudia Rasnick, and Treasurer Sequita Solomon.

A total of 75 members attended the meeting. 

Please see following for presentation links:  onUp Momentum; GASB Update; Single Audit Update; Investment Analyst Challenge; Policy & Cash Flow Updates; Internal Contols

January 13, 2016:  The third quarter meeting in FY 2016 was held on January 13, 2016 at Ironwood Golf Course.  David Jang, of Wertz York Capital Management Group, presented on Economic Update.  Jeremy Niedfeldt, of PFM, presented on “Municipal Market Update—It’s a New Year.”  A total of 27 members attended the meeting.  Municipal Market Update; Economic Update

October 14, 2015:  The second quarterly meeting in FY 2016 was held on October 14th at Ironwood Golf Course .  Mel Hamilton, of Chandler Asset Management, presented on Navigating Tools for Investing Public Funds.  See below for copy of presentation.  A total of 33 members attended the meeting.  Navigation Tools for Investing Public Funds in Florida

July 8, 2015:  The first quarterly meeting in FY 2016 was held on July 8th at Ironwood Golf Course. Katie Davis and Trey Long, both of James Moore, presented on Lean Six Sigma. See below for copy of presentation. A total of 38 members attended the meeting.
Lean Six Sigma presentation


Job Postings:

Posted 08/22/17:  Accounting and Finance Director; Gainesville Regional Utilities’ (GRU) Department of Administration; GRU More Than Energy!

Posted 7/11/17Account Receivables Specialist;  Alachua County Sheriff’s Office;

Posted 6/13/17:  Budget Director;  St. John’s River Water Management District;



NOTE:  If you have a job opening you would like posted to the Chapter’s website, please email Missy Licourt at


Welcome to the website of the North Central Florida chapter of the FGFOA.  You will be able to use this site to find a membership application, to register for upcoming events, to subscribe to local chapter e-mails and to stay up to date on chapter news and events. 

The local chapter’s two primary purposes are:

  1. To provide affordable, local, relevant CPE and training.
  2. To encourage positive relationship building between local governmental and educational finance professionals.

We look forward to serving you.