Public Announcements

New Website Feature - Job Opportunities

May. 7, 2020

As promised, we are sharing with you the new features available on our website. This next feature is on Job Opportunities! In the past, requests to post jobs were sent directly to Kathy. With this new technology, members are able to post jobs directly on the site!

Where are Job Opportunities listed?

When you visit our website at www.cgfoa.org, you’ll see a link for Job Opportunities in the navigation menu on the left side of your screen. 

Who can see Job Opportunities?

Posted Job Opportunities are visible to anyone who visits are site. Users do not have to be logged in to see posted Job Opportunities.

Who can post a Job Opportunity?

Any active, logged in member can post a Job Opportunity. Other than your membership fee, there is no cost for posting Job Opportunities on our website. The Job Opportunities list is intended for Government Member organizations only.

How do I post a Job Opportunity?

To post a Job Opportunity, log in and click on Job Opportunities. You’ll see a list of open positions. At the top of the screen is a button called “Submit an Ad”. When you click this, you’ll be brought to a short form which you can complete. We recommend you include a link to the job posting in the details section of the form. While the person making the posting must be an active member, you can list another person as the contact (for instance, a member of your HR team).  Once you are done, click submit.

After your posting is submitted, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Job Opportunities are reviewed prior to posting, so please allow up to three days for review. All Job Opportunities are archived after 2 months. If you would like your posting removed sooner, please reach out to Kathy at [email protected].


CGFOA Annual Golf Tournament Postponed

Apr. 21, 2020

CGFOA has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Annual Golf Tournament.   It is not possible to hold a shotgun start tournament and a luncheon awards banquet on June 5th with the current social distancing restrictions.  But, because this event is a very popular social activity for many of our CGFOA members, we still want to host this long-standing annual event if at all possible.  Thus, we have rescheduled the event for September 18, still at Coal Creek Golf Course in Louisville.  We are hopeful that the impacts of Covid-19 will have changed enough by then to allow the tournament to occur.

Please note the following:

If you are a sponsor and would like to withdraw your sponsorship because of the date change, please contact Kathy Velzen at[email protected] 

We still have sponsorships available, so if you would like to sponsor a hole or sponsor the contest holes, please go to the new CGFOA website to register as a hole sponsor.  www.cgfoa.org

Actual golf registration won’t open until mid-August.

If life is not back to a more "normal" rhythm without social distancing we can still cancel the event by August 18, 2020.  As of now the plan is to move forward with the tournament on September 18.

Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times!  We look forward to golfing with you in September!

Jeff Hansen
City of Golden
Golf Tournament Chair


CGFOA Member Forums

Apr. 17, 2020

The launch of our new website has brought us a number of new opportunities for using technology to network and share information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sending emails highlighting these new features and how you, as members, can use them. This first feature will cover the new Member Forums!

What is a Forum?

A Forum is a conversation string that can involve any active member and any topic. Forums are good places to ask questions and share information, similar to how a Listserv is used.

What Forums are available?

Our website has four Forum Categories established, which include Finance Officers, CTAC, COVID-19, and Associate Resources. The purpose, use and restrictions of each Forum is described on the website. Note that not all Forums are available all members. Review Forum descriptions for information. Each Forum can contain multiple threads, which are conversations/postings from members on various topics.

How do I use Forums?

In order to see and/or comment on a Forum, you must be logged in as an active member. To do this this, go to www.cgfoa.org and click “Login”. Once logged in, go to the Member Area on the left and select Member Forums. You will then see the Member Forums that are available to you.

Within each Forum Category, you can see active Forum threads and subscribe to those threads so that you are notified of new posts. While users are not able to create Forum categories, you do have the ability to create a thread within a category. For instance, you could create a thread in the COVID-19 Forum Category asking others how they are tracking emergency costs, or you could create a thread in the Finance Officers Forum Category asking for advice on implementing GASB 84.

Why should I use Forums?

Our best resource is each other,  and Forums allow us to connect on issues that we care about. The more people subscribing to Forums, the better information we’ll be able to gather from each other. We hope you visit the new webpage and explore this new feature!

If you are unable to login to the members section it means your membership is expired.   You'll need to renew (if your membership has been expired for less than 90 days) or join if your membership expired more than 90 days ago in order to access this feature!  Renew or Join today!


GFOA Analysis of the 3rd Stimulus Bill

Mar. 30, 2020

https://www.gfoa.org/senate-passes-third-stimulus 


Colorado COVID Relief Fund - Colorado Health Foundation

Mar. 30, 2020

The Colorado COVID Relief Fund allocates funding across Colorado to eligible community-based organizations. Eligible community-based organizations working on COVID-19 prevention, impact and recovery may receive unrestricted general operating grants of up to $25,000. There are currently five grant application deadlines, contingent upon funding availability: April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16 and May 30. Check out the eligibility criteria and watch this step-by-step application guide.