Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy (BUDGET)

The Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy advises GFOA and recommends policies in budgeting, management, and related public finance areas not addressed by other GFOA committees. The committee actively promotes the professionalism of budget practitioners through the development of best practices and researching various initiatives. In meeting these responsibilities, the committee serves as a forum for the exchange of information about emerging issues, concepts, and techniques in public budgeting and management.

Members of the Committee

  • CHAIR: David Schmiedicke, Finance Director, City of Madison, Madison, WI
  • VICE-CHAIR: Ann M. Carbone, Budget Director, City of Boston - Public Works Dept., Boston, MA

  • Jesus J. Amezcua, CPA, Assistant Superintendent for Business, HCDE, Houston, TX
  • Chiquita Barkley, Controller, Butts County, Jackson, GA
  • Diane Bergeron, Finance Director, City of Manassas, VA
  • Lisa Bracken, CFO, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, GA
  • Matthew Brown, Chief Financial Officer, DC Water & Sewer Authority, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Charneski, Finance Director, Town of Darien, Darien, CT
  • Kelleigh Decker, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, County of Lucas, Toledo, OH
  • Yvette Downs, Chief Financial Officer, DC Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC
  • Pamela S. Dubois, CPA, CPFO, Senior Deputy County Manager, Cabarrus County, Concord, NC
  • Malisa Files, Deputy Finance Director, City of Redmond, Redmond, WA
  • Bruce Fisher, Manager of Financial Policy, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Michael Gossman, MBA, Deputy County Administrator for the Office of Recovery and Resiliency, County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Josh Harwood, City Economist, City of Portland, Portland, OR
  • David Allen Hines, Director of Operations, City of Pittston, Pittston, PA
  • Elizabeth Holleb, Director of Finance, City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL
  • Scott M. Huizenga, Budget Officer, City of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Jack Ireland, Budget Director, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Nicole Lee, Assistant City Administrator, City of Smithville, MO
  • Judith M. Marte, Chief Financial Officer, Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Daniel P. Mason, Budget & Fiscal Director, State of Washington - Office of the State Treasurer, Olympia, WA
  • Sharon McGuire, OMB Director, City of Boca Raton - Office of Management & Budget, Boca Raton, FL
  • Nike Noack, Financial Services Manager, Cochise County, Bisbee, AZ
  • Joshua Ramirez, Financial Planning & Policy San Diego County, CA


  • Kevin A. Knutson, Regional Vice President, Management Partners, Cincinnati, OH
  • David Lakly, Public Service Assistant, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Nadol, Managing Director, PFM Group, Philadelphia, PA


  • James M. Nicholson, Director of Finance, City of Pataskala, Pataskala, OH
  • Terri Velzasquez, Director of Finance, City of Aurora, CO

GFOA Staff

  • Matt Bubness, Senior Manager, GFOA - Research & Consulting Center, Chicago, IL
  • John Fishbein, Senior Manager, GFOA - Technical Services Center, Chicago, IL