Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

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GFOABC members are part of a network of professionals, facing the same challenges and issues within local government finance. Members receive biweekly updates from the Association, quarterly newsletters, preferred pricing for events and access to our website resources and online discussion forum.


1. What are the benefits of being a GFOABC member? Member discounts on training, the annual conference, job postings and advertisements; access to the secure online FORUM; and earn continuing professional development hours by participating in GFOABC activities, such as committees, working groups, facilitating a workshop and much more.

2. What are the types of membership available? There are two types of memberships: Organizational Memberships and Affiliate Memberships

3. What is an Organizational Membership? Organizational memberships are available to all BC local governments, municipalities, regional districts and improvment districts, and other districts that are defined under the Community Charter or Local Government Act. These memberships are purchased by a local government and the fee is based on the size of the municipality’s population or the amount of the annual budget for regional district and improvement or other district. These memberships allow for an unlimited number of members within a local government's finance team to participate in our training and events at membership pricing. These members are divided into two categories: voting and non-voting members. Each organization can designate up to a certain number of voting members while having an unlimited number of non-voting members.

4. What is a voting member? A voting member is an employee of a member local government entitled to vote on member-related issues such as the annual election for the Board of Directors, approval of financial statements, bylaws, etc.

5. What is a non-voting member? A non-voting member is an employee of a member local government who is entitled to all membership privileges except for electing the Board of Directors and voting at the Annual Meeting. Membership privileges include access to the members’ only portion of the website, including the forum and resource section, member pricing for events, complimentary webinars and regular updates.

6. Who is a primary contact and what is their role? The primary contact is often the statutory finance officer at a member local government. It is the primary contact’s duty to renew the membership, designate voting members and to keep GFOABC up to date regarding current voting and non-voting members.

7. What is an Affiliate Membership? GFOABC also has an affiliate classification that is comprised from sectors closely involved with local government finance, including auditors, bankers, lawyers, consultants, software suppliers and related sectors. Affiliate memberships can be purchased on an individual basis. 

8. Is my membership up to date? This can be verified by logging into your MyAccount or contacting the office.

9. What is MyAccount? MyAccount is a personal online profile that must be created by both members and non-members to register for events. A member must log in to their MyAccount to access member privileges such as the Forum and MemberLINK.

Please contact us if you have any questions.