The Official Publication of the
Black Caucus of the
Government Finance Officers
Association of the United States
Message from the Chair …
Dear Black Caucus Members:
As I am half way through my term as Chair of the GFOA’s Black Caucus, I would like to
Ms. Barbara D. Jumper (CHAIR) thank you once again for electing me to lead this esteemed group. It is a personal and
Associate Chief Financial Officer professional honor for me and I am grateful for the experience. I would like to share with
Government Operations Cluster you some of our recent activities and plans for the future.
Barbara.Jumper@dc.gov Over the past few months, I have been working with the Black Caucus Leadership team
to determine ways to facilitate communication between Black Caucus members, and to
increase our membership. Our Vice Chair, Cynthia Alexander and our Secretary, Henry
Ms. Cynthia B. Alexander (VICE CHAIR) Mosely, have both assisted me since our meeting in San Antonio, and I will continue to
Assistant City Manager/CFO seek their leadership and assistance in the months ahead.
City of La Porte, TX
I am happy to announce that we have started to expand the Black Caucus web site, and
further developments will occur before our next meeting in Montreal. A “members only”
Mr. Henry Mosley (SECRETARY) section has been implemented which provides us with the opportunity to have discussion
Chief Financial Officer forums on a variety of issues, and post information of interest to our members. I would
Washington Convention Center welcome your suggestions for forum topics, as we would like to begin using this feature
email@example.com in late February/early March. Please send your ideas to Susan Gaffney at
firstname.lastname@example.org. GFOA staff will also provide you with additional information to assist
you with accessing and using the web site.
GFOA Staff Liaisons
We also plan to institute a schedule for a Black Caucus newsletter, with the goal of
publishing 3 times a year. This newsletter will be available to all GFOA members, and
Susan A. Gaffney will be posted electronically on the Black Caucus’ main web site. We hope that this will
Director help build our membership and encourage GFOA members to become involved in the
GFOA Federal Liaison Center
GFOA’s annual conference – A Century of Progress in Government Finance: Our 100th
Barrie Tabin Berger Anniversary – will be held in Montreal, Quebec Canada, May 7-10. The Black Caucus’
Assistant Director annual business meeting will be held Sunday, May 7 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (SG confirm
GFOA Federal Liaison Center time and room). We will also be planning a reception, and further details will be
BTBerger@gfoa.org forthcoming in early Spring.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of your participation in the Black Caucus.
Deborah V. Reaves
Admin. Associate/Office Manager Your engagement in the organization will help us grow and achieve the goals that I know
GFOA Federal Liaison Center are important to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,
Dreaves@gfoa.org ideas or comments. The best way to reach me is via email at Barbara.Jumper@dc.gov.
I look forward to working with you in 2006.
Barbara Jumper, Chairman, Black Caucus of the GFOA
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GFOA Black Caucus
We are the Black Caucus of the Government Finance
Officers Association of the United States and Canada
(GFOA). We are dedicated to the objectives of GFOA
and encourage our members to participate and
contribute at the national level and in the state
associations. Our mission is to diligently support the
aspirations and achievements of African-American
public finance officers; to pursue professional
development opportunities for our members; and to
sponsor projects to assist African-Americans seeking
careers in government finance.
January 27, 1995
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