GFOA's 11th Annual Conference, held May 21 to 24 in Denver, Colorado, was a huge success, with more than 4,500 delegates.
Thank you to everyone who made this conference such a great opportunity for GFOA members to expand their knowledge and interact with their peers.
On the following pages, learn more about the president-elect and board members chosen at the annual business meeting, and the educational and networking opportunities attendees enjoyed at this year's conference.
GFOA's New President-Elect and Executive Board
GFOA is governed by an 18-member executive board, which consists of 15 at-large members, the current president, the past president, and the president-elect. At the association's annual meeting in May 2017, GFOA members voted for a slate of nominees for president-elect and new members-at-large, who are profiled here.
Assistant City Manager
City of Rock Hill, South Carolina
GFOA Member: 18 years
FOA Board Member: 2014-2017
STEVEN GIBSON, president elect, would like GFOA to continue guiding local governments through best practices and other technology-enhanced resources, publications, and consulting, with a focus on expanding offerings to school districts, municipal utilities, and other untapped areas. He also wants the association to continue promoting excellence in government finance through professional development and excellence in advocacy through GFOA's Federal Liaison Center, and to help GFOA members recruit and retain diverse, talented, and well-equipped finance and leadership teams.
As assistant city manager for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Gibson has worked to establish and fortify public participation in the budget process. He has been fortunate to be involved in Rock Hill's growth, particularly in the sports tourism area.
Gibson served as president (2014) of the South Carolina Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks, and Treasurers Association; he also participates in the Consortium for Advanced Management International and was a member of the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association. He served as an examiner in the South Carolina Quality Forum, a quality management program based on the Baldrige Criteria. Gibson received the Alliance for Innovation's Innovation Award for Transparency in Local Government in 2010. He has been a reviewer for GFOA's Distinguished Budget Awards Presentation Program for 12 years. Gibson also served on GFOA's Committee on Governmental Budgeting...