WASHINGTON — The Government Finance Officers Association has extended its deadline until Sept. 5 for receiving applications from finance officers that want to become members of its governmental debt management and other committees.
The group is also seeking applications from lawyers, dealers, financial advisors and others who want to become advisors to any of its seven committees.
The deadline for receiving applications had been Aug. 24.
The GFOA plans to appoint the new committee members and advisors in November for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2013 and lasting through Dec. 31, 2015, according to its three-page application.
The application asks for GFOA membership numbers and how long the applicant has been a member of the GFOA. It also seeks basic information such as name, title, street and email addresses, and phone and fax numbers.
The GFOA asks for a resume or summaries of educational background and employment experience, descriptions of any awards or honors received, and the applicant’s ideas regarding the direction the group and its committees should take during the next three years.
The group also wants to know if the applicant is a member of any state, provincial, regional or local finance officers group.
Applicants can check off any of a list of GFOA events he or she attended or spoke at and lists of GFOA or other awards received.
Finally, the GFOA wants to know if the applicant has previously served, or applied to serve, on a committee.
The seven committees, besides the one on governmental debt management, are: economic development and capital planning; governmental budgeting and fiscal policy; accounting, auditing and financial reporting; retirement and benefits administration; treasury and investment management; and Canadian issues.
It was unclear at press time how many seats will be available on the governmental debt management committee, but one source said at least one, if not more, members will be leaving the panel.