The Strategic Education Alliance (SEA) between the Municipal Finance Authority of BC (MFA) and GFOABC recognizes, acknowledges, and honours a longstanding and unique relationship shared by the two organizations over the past 30 years. This relationship is grounded by a shared local government membership-base and a common mandate to support this base through finance-related education.
As one of two founding members, MFA was instrumental in the creation of GFOABC in 1989, and since that time has held a permanent place in its governance structure as a member of the Board of Directors, playing an important role in shaping the vision, mission, and mandate of the Association.
The SEA is underpinned by the significant amount of direct and indirect support provided by MFA in the development and delivery of GFOABC programming, including most notably, Boot Camp. It was the efforts of GFOABC, MFA and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing that brought Boot Camp to life in 2007. Boot camp continues to exemplify the value of our relationship and the power of this new partnership.
Last year support provided through the SEA enabled us to strengthen regional district content throughout all of our workshops as well as develop and deliver Regional District Day, Long-term Financial Planning, Development Cost Charges & CACs, Budgeting Best Practices, and Financial Reporting in addition to the Quarterly Investors' Webinar Forum.
“Through the Strategic Education Alliance, the MFA has increased its financial contribution to GFOABC by 200% in the last 5 years. This increased funding demonstrates our commitment to support our sector, where BC Local government financial well-being is our ONLY business.”
Renata Hale, Director of Technology & Strategy, MFA
See Executive Director's Message in the December 2019 Newsletter.