Purpose: “To Make Better Finance Officers”
The Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) was organized in 1933. Our stated mission is: to enhance the quality of local government finance, to assist and support local government finance professionals in Texas, and to promote the public service profession.
GFOAT is an affiliate organization of the Texas Municipal League (TML), which represents some 98% of Texas’ urban population through its 1,100 member cities and towns. TML provides affiliate services, membership management and conference planning support. As partners, TML and GFOAT offer the best in representation and assistance to cities and their finance professionals.
Although not formally affiliated with the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, GFOAT shares many of the goals of this international organization and seeks to extend the same educational and professional opportunities to its members on a state-wide level.
GFOAT also partners and collaborates with related organizations such as Government Treasurers Organization of Texas for programs related to public funds investing, and North Central Texas Council of Government for regional training support.
GFOAT is governed by an elected board and managed administratively by the Texas Municipal League. For leadership information, see Leadership
For more information on our mission and specific programs and strategies, see Mission & Strategies at Mission Statement