"Recognizing Women in Government and Public Service"

In honor of National Women's History Month in March, GFOA WMA's quarterly conference Recognizing Women in Government and Public Service highlighted women in the Washington Metropolitan Area for their unwavering dedication and commitment to Government and Public Service! Our participants shared their journey, milestones, and accomplishments in their perspective areas. In an open forum setting, we engaged the participants and attendees in open discussion on life skills and learnings, leadership, mentoring, emotional intelligence, and professional development.


Upcoming Conferences

June 11, 2015
Procurement Forecasting and Trends in Information Technology
Embassy Suites at the Convention Center

September 17, 2015

November 19, 2015
GFOA-WMA 30th Annual Conference
Washington Marriott at Metro Center




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Thank you for visiting the Government Finance Officers Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area’s (GFOA-WMA) website.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as President of GFOA-WMA, a non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to advance the practice of government finance for the benefit of the public as developed and recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and other recognized authorities in the field of government administration. 

Our goal is to promote excellence and leadership among those concerned with public finance in the Washington Metropolitan Area by providing quality educational opportunities, avenues for sharing knowledge and upholding high quality professional and ethical standards. GFOA-WMA provides trainings and forums for the discussion of common issues and objectives of mutual interest to public finance officers.

I encourage you to get involved with GFOA-WMA. Attend our quarterly meetings and annual conferences, become a member or sponsor and network with others who share your interest in serving government.

Cyril Byron, Jr. - President

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area (GFOA-WMA) is the local organization of the national GFOA of the US and Canada. We support public sector employees in government finance. GFOA-WMA provides educational and networking opportunities to promote, encourage and support high standards in accounting, budget, treasury and all other aspects of local government financial management.
GFOA-WMA membership consists of approximately 300 finance officers and associate members in the District of Columbia and the surrounding cities and counties of Maryland and Virginia. Active (voting) members are generally employed by a local government organization and live or work in the Washington metropolitan area. Associate members are members of industries that serve local government, including auditors, actuaries, bankers, educators, and attorneys.