GFR - April 2020

The April 2020 Issue of Government Finance Review  (GFR)  represents a redesign and relaunch for GFOA's bi-monthly magazine.  Every GFOA member receives GFR as a member benefit and is focused on providing practitioner-oriented articles, information on current events, and member profiles. You'll find more content, feature articles, member interviews, and focus pieces on finance teams, along with a refreshed look and feel.

Under normal circumstances, all GFOA members should have received their issue of GFR by now in the mail.  However, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed where you're working but also impacted the delivery of the magazine. To view an electronic version of the magazine, please click the link below.

View the April 2020 Issue

In this issue, you will find: 


  • Wildfire: A Tale of Two California Cities, by Scott Dowell
  • Be Ready When (Not If) You're Hit with a Cyber Attack, by Phil Bertolini
  • Take Your Meetings from Waste of Time to Worth It, by Shayne Kavanagh
  • The Cost of Collection, by David R. Eichenthal
  • Creating an Award-Winning Local P3 Project, by Holly Sun
  • Building a Capital Asset Management Program, by Benjamin Rowe
  • Reforming Economic Development Incentives, by Timothy J. Bartik


  • Federal Update
  • Accounting Update 
  • Letting the Citizens Help Run the Store, by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene
  • Accrual Budgeting, by Justin Marlowe


  • Interview with Jay Goldstone
  • The City of Tempe's Performance-Led Budgeting Team
  • Update on GFOA's Standing Committees
  • Point / Counterpoint on Tax Incentive Reform
  • Checklist for Running a Worthwhile Meeting

The next issue for GFR will be released on June 1. To get involved as a contributor to future issues of GFR or for advertising opportunities, please contact Marcy Boggs.

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