About GFOA Alberta

GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA

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About GFOA Alberta

When the Government Finance Officers Association was formed in 1979, the Association was essentially a single mandate committee that existed mainly for the purpose of coordinating an annual conference for the benefit of the province’s municipal finance employees.

However, a much greater role for the GFOA was realized beginning in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Effective leadership and new initiatives resulted in unprecedented membership growth. Since that time, new ideas and strategic thinking have continued to move the organization forward. The last eight years, in particular, have witnessed great strides for our organization. We are especially proud of our annual conferences and the training opportunities, which offer our members a wealth of opportunity for networking and professional development.

Today our organization boasts over 1,100 members and serves a pivotal role in ensuring the financial well being of local government in our province. The growth and vitality that we have realized, especially in recent years, bears witness to the ever-increasing value of our products and services. As the Board of Directors, our first order of business is to focus this growing momentum in a direction that will lead to future sustainability and expansion.

Jennifer Place, President of the Board

Board of Directors & Staff

Jennifer Place
President
Lethbridge County

Travis Nosko
Treasurer

Town of Morinville

Tolulope Maraiyesa
Director-at-Large

Rick Wojtkiw
Interim Executive Director

GFOA Alberta

Alvin Allim
Vice President

Town of Devon

Shelley Thomas
Secretary
City of Brooks

Chris Jacyk
Director-at-Large

City of Calgary

Alanna Creagh
Executive Administrator

GFOA Alberta

Ed Kaemingh
Past President
MD of Greenview No.16

Karen Arsenault
Director-at-Large

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Milap Petigara
Director-at-Large

City of Edmonton

Communications Task Force

Mark DeBoer
Chair

Vulcan County

Tao Liu
Member

District of Sparwood

Barry Sawada
Member

Retired

Noëll Smith
Member

Retired

Darrell Mathews
Member

City of Lethbridge

Mitch Stevenson
Member

City of Lethbridge

Chandra Simpson
Member

Lethbridge County

Emerging Issues Task Force

Jeff Dyck
Chair

Parkland County

Jeff Alliston
Vice-Chair

Metrix Group LLP

Clayton Northey
Member

City of Fort Saskatchewan

Shelley Thomas
Member

City of Brooks

Andrew Hayes
Member
Sturgeon County

Michael Minchin
Member

Lacombe County

Jordan Valastin
Member

Municipal Affairs

Professional Development Task Force

Alvin Allim
Chair

Town of Devon

Chris Hughes
Vice-Chair

Town of Banff

Jeremy Graves
Member

Red Deer County

Jeymi Lopez
Member

Flagstaff County

Mauricio Reyes
Member

Town of Drumheller

Susan Yuen
Member
City of Calgary

About Us

GFOA Alberta is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in the Province of Alberta. Our objectives include:

  • Promote networking opportunities for all government finance officials within all levels of government
  • Support and promotion of Provincial, Canadian and International GFOA Conferences and training programs
  • Communication with membership on financial issues
  • Liaison with Municipal Affairs
  • Enhance the profile of GFOA Alberta.

Our Association is affiliated with the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual international GFOA conferences.

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About Us

GFOA Alberta is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in the Province of Alberta. Our objectives include:

  • Promote networking opportunities for all government finance officials within all levels of government
  • Support and promotion of Provincial, Canadian and International GFOA Conferences and training programs
  • Communication with membership on financial issues
  • Liaison with Municipal Affairs
  • Enhance the profile of GFOA Alberta.

Our Association is affiliated with the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual international GFOA conferences.

Contact Us

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