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.

2022 KSGFOA Officers & Board Members

Meet the Board

KSGFOA OFFICERS

Matt Lawn
Matt LawnVice President
City of Goddard
Tami Robison
Tami RobisonVice President
Geary County
Ted Henry
Ted HenrySecretary
City of Bel Aire
Jeremy Willmoth
Jeremy WillmothTreasurer
City of Lawrence
Ryan Adkison
Ryan AdkisonPast President
Butler County

BOARD MEMBERS

Barry Smith
Barry Smith
City of Valley Center (2023)
Ted Clemons
Ted Clemons
Johnson County (2023)
Rebecca Doehling
Rebecca Doehling
City of Manhattan (2024)
Johnette Shepek
Johnette Shepek
Finance and Administration Manager
Department of Technology & Innovation
Johnson County (2024)
Hope Hernandez
Hope Hernandez
Sedgwick County (2025)
Jenny Newberry
Jenny Newberry
Finney County (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. The appointed board member will begin their term in January and will be required to attend the January board meeting. 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 are asked to attend the Annual Conference in October in Olathe, Kansas (2020). Board members will also receive emails in between board meetings to provide feedback and input on items that may come up.

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 2023 President, Matt Lawn, Finance Director for the City of Goddard. 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.