Steven A. Solomon.

Position:In Memoriam

Steven A. Solomon was a dedicated public servant who was committed to serving the community; his professional career focused on government financial reporting, internal controls, auditing, budgeting, finance, pensions, investments, and risk management. He was a valued and generous colleague and friend to many in the field of government finance. Solomon, 57, died November 11, 2016, after a short illness.

Solomon made many contributions to GFOA and other organizations over his 32-year career. He was a member of GFOA's Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting committee (1991 to 1997), where he served as vice chair and chair. He was then elected to GFOA's executive board in 2013. In 2014, he was hired as deputy director of GFOA's Technical Services Center, which is responsible for GFOA's member services involving accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. A GFOA member for 28 years, Solomon was a member of the Special Review Committee of GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program and also served as a reviewer for several GFOA publications, including Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting ("blue book"). He wrote articles for the Treasury Management Newsletter, the GAAFR Review Newsletter, and for GFOA's bi-monthly magazine, Government Finance Review. He also served as a trainer for GFOA national training programs including the Annual Governmental GAAP Update and was a frequent speaker at the GFOA annual conference.

Before joining GFOA, Solomon was the chief finance officer/director of finance for Prince William County, Virginia. He was also a past president of the Virginia Government Finance Officers Association and chaired the...

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