Kansas Government Finance Officers Association

KSGFOA History

What is KSGFOA?

KSGFOA is the Kansas Government Finance Officers Association, the state chapter of the national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). It was founded in 1999 and serves more than 200 professionals across the state of Kansas from state, county, and city governments: school districts, colleges, universities, special districts, and private firms.

KSGFOA was established as a nonprofit organization to promote and foster excellence in governmental financial management through education programs, technical referral network and information concerning policies that may affect the finance professional.

Partnership with Wichita State University

To enhance services, expand membership and increase professional development opportunities, the KSGFOA has partnered with Wichita State University’s Public Policy and Management Center.  The PPMC has provided board support, financial management, membership development and operational support for the Association since 2015.  The PPMC has a long partnership with KSGFOA and has been delivering planning and development services for the KSGFOA Annual Conference and other professional development opportunities for over 25 years.

2024 KSGFOA Officers & Board Members

Meet the Board

KSGFOA OFFICERS

Tami Robison
Tami RobisonPresident
Geary County
Johnette Shepek
Johnette ShepekVice President
Johnson County
Rebecca Doehling
Rebecca DoehlingSecretary
City of Manhattan
Hope Hernandez
Hope HernandezTreasurer
Sedgwick County (2025)
Matt Lawn
Matt LawnPast President
City of Goddard

BOARD MEMBERS

Rachelle Matthews
Rachelle Matthews
City of Topeka (2024)
Matt Koehn
Matt Koehn
City of Andover (2024)
Jenny Newberry
Jenny Newberry
Finney County (2025)
Barry Smith
Barry Smith
City of Bel Aire (2026)
Richard Mikesic
Richard Mikesic
City of Louisburg (2026)
Open Position
Open Position
(2025)

We would love for you to be involved!

Join the Board

The board meets quarterly at an agreed upon central location, traditionally in Emporia. Board members are asked to attend the annual conference held in the Fall. The board provides leadership, oversight, and decisions around: conference planning; education offerings, membership outreach and marketing; information/announcement development; and all other business of the Kansas Government Finance Officers Association. Wichita State University provides planning and staff support services to the board. The Board leads the activities of the Strategic Plan and will continue to provide direction on how to enhance the Association. Board members will also receive emails in between board meetings to provide feedback and input on items that may come up.

The KSGFOA Board currently has an open position for 2024/2025. Please submit your applications by February 20, 2024. Applicants will be notified February 23rd about board position.

KSGFOA Bylaws

The By-Laws represents specific text in the duly adopted and documented policies and procedures of the Association.  The By-Laws may be amended at any regular or special meetings of the Association. Parliamentary authority is Roberts Rules of Order.

We’re here to help!

Contact Us

Our 2024 President, Tami Robison, is the first Finance Director at Geary County. To contact the KSGFOA President, please see his department’s information here.

For questions pertaining to programming, potential new services, and membership services and dues, invoices, etc. please contact Paula Downs.