GFOABC invites you to participate in a FOCUS GROUP BREAKFAST at the upcoming ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Victoria.
GFOABC recently set forth on a new strategic direction that seeks to leverage the talent and expertise of our members, partners, and government stakeholders to become a centre for dialogue on local government finance. To that end, this year’s focus group will explore our current government relations framework.
Local governments in BC operate within a legislative framework that governs their administration and finances including financial planning, reporting, revenues, liabilities, capital financing, and property acquisition and disposition. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing and the Ministry of Finance both play an important role in supporting local governments with their financial responsibilities.
As an association for local government finance officers, GFOABC believes itself to be an important partner to both ministries in supporting local government finance professionals and promoting local government sustainability through its various programming opportunities in which the ministries currently participate.
We need your input in reviewing the current level of engagement as well as identifying other opportunities to build upon our relationship and to promote alignment between GFOABC members and provincial government stakeholders.
The graphically facilitated FOCUS GROUP BREAKFAST will be held May 30th in the Fairmont Empress Library at this year’s conference. The session will open with a hot breakfast at 7:00am; the focus group will run from 7:30am to 8:30am.
The focus group will again be facilitated by Sam Bradd, Principal at Drawing Change. And as was the case last year, the focus group graphic poster will be presented at the conference for general delegate feedback following the session.
We will be looking for 24 members representing small, medium, and large municipalities and regional districts to participate in the focus group. If you are interested in participating in the FOCUS GROUP BREAKFAST and helping shape GFOABC’s government relations efforts, please contact Erica Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kala Harris, Executive Director