Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

Procurement Toolkit & 4 Webinar Series

LGMA and GFOABC have partnered to provide support for senior administrators who are responsible for managing their local government’s procurement practices. In response to the recommendations for capital and operational procurement from the Auditor General for Local Government, a Procurement Toolkit, First Edition 2016, has been created to provide practical tools such as sample bylaws, policies, forms and procedures to assist local governments in their procurement practices. The Procurement Toolkit is available with the purchase of at least one of the four webinars.


Policy, Laws and Trade Agreements

Procurement Procedures and Models

Performance Measurement and Contracting for Professional Services

The Nuances of Construction

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Collectors' Forum Webinar - (Free)

9:00AM - 10:30 AM PDT

Collectors' Forum occurs every three months on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

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Taxation and Assessment 

12 Month Webinar Series

Are you responsible for the property taxation function in your municipality? This monthly webinar series covers the material presented at the GFOA Boot Camp over a one year period on a monthly basis. 

Occurs every third Wednesday of the month, 10:00am - 11:00am

The 12-month series begins in February and August each year. Recordings will be provided for late registrations. 

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Tax Sale Webinar for Improvement Districts

2 Webinar Series

Tax Sale is the ultimate tax collection tool. Selling a person’s property at Tax Sale is a big responsibility and includes an element of risk to the municipality.  If you have to do it, you need to know the procedural and legal pitfalls to do it correctly.  This webinar has been specifically created to provide a comprehensive discussion of Tax Sale for Improvement Districts.

Thursday, March 22 & 29, 2018, 10:00am - 11:30

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Property Tax 101 

3 Webinar Series

April 19, 26 and May 3

Property taxes are the primary source of tax revenue for local governments. They provide the necessary funding to build and maintain roads, bike paths, trails and recreation facilities. In this informal and interactive workshop, participants will learn about the taxation process including assessments, collections, home owner grants and tax deferment. Participants will be given the information that they need to confidently and effectively answer questions from taxpayers.

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Property Tax 203: Local Government and the Assessment Appeal Process – A Comprehensive Review

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST

This webinar will provide a comprehensive review of the assessment appeal process from a local government perspective – from when an appeal is first initiated by the taxpayer (BC Assessment), processed through the different levels of appeal (PARP and PAAB) and then by the local government (supplementary rolls).  The review will include a discussion of the legal issues of assessment appeals, the financial impact on local government finances, the Risk to Roll, as well as processing payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) appeals.

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Annual Municipal Tax Sale - 3 Session Webinar Series

Occurs annually in September.

Tax Sale is the ultimate tax collection tool. Selling a person's property at Tax Sale is a big responsibility and includes an element of risk to the municipality. If you have to do it, you need the procedural and legal pitfalls to do it correctly. This webinar has been updated to reflect recent court cases.

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