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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.

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About Alvin Allim
Board President

Alvin Allim, Board President, GFOA Alberta

The Government Finance Officers Association, Alberta would like to formally introduce our new President, Alvin Allim. Before being elected to President, Alvin served as the Vice-President for three years and he brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Alvin Allim graduated from the Wilfrid Laurier University BBA program in 2005 and subsequently obtained his H.B. Com degree and CPA/CGA designation in 2011.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the energy and municipal sectors with a focus in the areas of corporate finance & accounting, taxation, internal audit, regulatory affairs, and information technology. He has held many senior roles in his career including Manager of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, General Manager of Corporate Services and currently Director, Financial & Information Technology Services with the Town of Cochrane, Alberta.

Please join us in welcoming Alvin and wishing him all the best in his term. 

Jennifer Place, President of the Board

Board of Directors & Staff

Allvin Allim
President
Town of Cochrane

Travis Nosko
Vice President

Town of Morinville

Chris Jacyk
Treasurer

City of Calgary

Mark DeBoer
Secretary
Vulcan County

Jennifer Place
Past President
Lethbridge County

Rick Wojtkiw
Interim Executive Director

GFOA Alberta

Mary Clonfero
Director-at-Large

City of Edmonton

Karen Arsenault
Director-at-Large

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Jamie Spurgeon
Director-at-Large

Arrow Utilities

Tolulope Maraiyesa
Director-at-Large

City of Wetaskiwin

Communications Task Force

Mark DeBoer
Chair

Vulcan County

Tao Liu
Member

District of Sparwood

Barry Sawada
Member

Retired

Noëll Smith
Member

Retired

Mitch Stevenson
Member

City of Lethbridge

Darrell Mathews
Member

City of Lethbridge

Cathy Slaney
Member

City of Brooks

Chandra Simpson
Member

Lethbridge County

Kristen Young
Member

City of Medicine Hat

Trevor Regehr
Member

City of Medicine Hat

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

Susan Yuen
Member
City of Calgary

Rodney Boyko
Member

Lamont County

Josh Hunter
Member

County of Northern Lights

Alvin Allim
Chair

Town of Cochrane

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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Quick Connect to GFOA Alberta

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

We're always happy to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out the form below and we will get back with you shortly.

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