28th Annual Conference and Membership Meeting
September 23-25, 2015
Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati


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President's Message

Dear Ohio Government Finance Officers Association Members and Associates,

Harlita H. Robinson, CPA Ohio GFOA President

I would like to start out by reminding all of us of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association mission to “Share Knowledge for Effective Government.”  This mission statement reminds us to support Ohio GFOA by promoting, encouraging and enhancing the exchanging of information and ideas amongst finance officers from all governmental jurisdictions.  I would like for this to be a focal point in my tenure as President of this organization.  Ohio GFOA should be the first point of contact to learn about past practices and emerging or evolving new professional opportunities and challenges.  This coming year 2015 promises to be an exciting, meaningful and productive year!

As your new President, I am humbled and honored to be leading such a wonderful organization.  Ohio GFOA has a proud history of providing ongoing professional education and development.  It has also been the primary outsource to foster personal networks and professional friendships that have lasted me throughout my career.  I am proud to be an Ohio GFOA member and I look forward to nurturing past friendships and establishing futures ones in the days that lie ahead.

First I would like to thank our past Executive Board Members.  Ohio GFOA has had the benefit of their expertise, life experiences and commitment over the years and I appreciate their service and support to our organization. In addition, I am very excited to welcome the current and new board members, who bring skills, knowledge and energy to our amazing organization. Finally, I am very appreciative to the education committee members who commit their time, expertise, wisdom and strength to planning our organization’s educational opportunities and our annual conference.  Ohio GFOA is recognized as an organization of professional excellence¸ which is a direct reflection of the leadership of our Board and our members.

I would also like to thank every member of Ohio GFOA for your continued support through your membership and workshop attendance. As an organization, we need your input and service to continue to thrive. Please seriously consider availing your colleagues of your expertise and wisdom by becoming an active participant in one of Ohio GFOA’s many working committees.

Finally, THANK YOU for your continued commitment to your own professional growth and development.  Your dedication to our profession, as government financial professionals should be commended. Without you, Ohio GFOA would not be so highly regarded and successful. Please know that we welcome and seek your valued input. There are many opportunities and vehicles for you to contribute to our success. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events and discussing any ideas and/or concerns you may have.

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"Shared Knowledge for Effective Government" is The Government Finance Officers Association's Mission Statement. By Promoting the Exchange of Information Among Finance Officers of all Local Governments, Ohio GFOA works to Meet the Challenges of the Ever-Evolving Profession of Government Finance and Fosters Increase Cooperation Among Governments and Private Financial Institutions.

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