|2018–2019 Board of Directors|
Robert (Bob) Scott, ACM/Chief Financial Officer
City of Carrollton • (972) 466-3103
Bob Scott is Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager for the City of Carrollton, Texas where his responsibilities include all aspects of the City’s financial operations, Information Technology, Solid Waste and Municipal Court. Mr. Scott, a CPA, began his career in public accounting, ultimately serving as an audit manager with responsibility for a large number of governmental clients. He has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting issues having served on various GASB review committees and taskforces including the pension taskforce. He has been active in GFOA for many years serving both as Chairman of the CAAFR Committee and on the GFOA Executive Board. Also an active member of the AICPA, he currently serves as a member of the State and Local Government Expert Panel and has authored the AICPA course: GASB 68 Accounting and Auditing Seminar. In 2008 the AICPA named him the outstanding CPA in local government. He has twice received GFOA of Texas Outstanding Finance Officer Award.
|IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Clifford Blackwell, III, III Assistant City Manager
City of Bedford • (817) 952-2174
Clifford Blackwell is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Bedford, Texas. His areas of responsibility consist of Finance, Utility Billing, Municipal Court, Information Technology, Facility Maintenance and Parks & Recreation. He began his career of local government finance in 1996 with the City of Fort Worth, Texas by working as an Accountant within the Water Department and later working as a budget analyst within the City Manager’s Office. In 2000, he landed a position as an Assistant Finance Director with the City of Watauga, Texas. From there, Clifford expanded his financial role to include economic development and represented Watauga in the Quad Cities DFW conglomerate. In 2006 and 2008, Clifford became the Finance Director for the Cities of Kennedale and Forest Hill, respectively. In Kennedale, he was able to assist the city in achieving its first ever GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation award. In Forest Hill, he assisted the city in overcoming major budgetary constraints by passing its first balanced budget in ten years. In January 2010, Clifford joined the City of Bedford as its Director of Administrative Services and has been in the position until 2017, where he was then promoted to the Assistant City Manager position.Clifford has been a proud member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association of Texas (GFOAT) since June 2000, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Clifford has also served as president GFOAT in 2016-2017 and is the Immediate Past President for 2018-2019. He is also a proud member of ICMA (International City/County Management Association).He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Prairie View A & M University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Texas.A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Clifford currently lives in Bedford. Aside from work, he enjoys traveling with his family, playing ball or working out and occasionally enjoying a great cigar.
Sandra Mattick, Director of Finance
City of Boerne • (830) 248-1507
Sandra (Sandy) is Finance Director for the City of Boerne, Texas where her responsibilities include all aspects of the City’s financial operations, Utility Customer Service and Billing and Solid Waste. Sandra is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Finance Officer and graduate of Leadership Boerne. Sandra has been the Finance Director for the City of Boerne since November 2004. Past employment experience includes commercial lender for a local bank and Controller for Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop, Inc.Sandra is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers of Texas and Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas. Sandra is currently on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Boerne Performing Arts and has served on various civic and professional boards and committees.
Adrienne Lothery, CGFO, Assistant City Manager
City of Colleyville
Adrienne Lothery was named Assistant City Manager for the City of Colleyville in October 2017 with initial oversight responsibility for the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, City Secretary, and Parks departments. In May 2018 her responsibility shifted to the Police, Community Development, Parks, Library, and Colleyville Center departments as a part of an ongoing cross-training initiative. She held the role of Strategic Services Manager for the City of Colleyville from 2013 – 2017 and previously served as the Budget and Grants Manager in the Town of Flower Mound’s Finance Department.Adrienne holds undergraduate degrees in political science and business administration from Southern Methodist University, as well as a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. She earned the designation of CGFO from GFOAT in 2010 and is a graduate of the International City/County Management Association Leadership ICMA Class of 2016. Adrienne joined the GFOAT Program Development Committee in 2010, and transitioned to Co-Chair of the Scholarship and Fellowship Committee from 2014-2018. In addition to her professional work, Adrienne is a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth and enjoys travelling wither her husband and daughter.
Keith Dagen, Director of Finance
City of Richardson • (972) 744-4144
Keith Dagen, CPA, is the Director of Finance for the City of Richardson, Texas. He began his government career in January 1998 as a Rate Analyst for the City of Garland, eventually moving into the position of General Ledger Manager. In September 2003, he joined the Richardson staff as Chief Accountant and was later promoted to Treasurer and Revenue Manager and Assistant Director of Finance. He was named Director of Finance in July 2015.Keith received an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BBA in Accounting from Harding University. A member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas since 2003, he has served as the Vice-Chair of GFOAT’s Financial Reporting and Regulatory Response Committee since 2008 and has served as GFOAT’s representative on the Texas Municipal Retirements System’s Advisory Committee on Benefit Design since February 2015.Keith is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Special Review Committee for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program, is a member of the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas, and served two terms as the Treasurer of the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association.
|NORTH AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Sidney Smith, Accounting Manager
City of Weatherford • (817) 598-4223
Sidney Smith is the Accounting Manager for the City of Weatherford. Sidney has over eighteen years of municipal government finance experience and is a Certified Government Finance Officer. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting and has gone back to school to earn a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Sidney has been a member of GFOAT most of her government finance career. She served on the Newsletter/Website committee and the Conference Planning Committee, both, until becoming co-chair of the Conference Planning Committee in July, 2008. Sidney enjoys the Conference Planning Committee very much and is committed to making sure GFOAT continues to have the quality conferences GFOAT members have come to expect. Outside of work Sidney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching sports, especially the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys, listening to Texas Country music, and working on sewing and cross stitch projects.
|SOUTH AREA REPRESENTATIVE
|EAST AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Cheryl Dowden, Director of Finance
City of Nederland • (409) 723-1509
|WEST AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Chris Sharp, Assistant City Manager, Financial Services
City of Canyon • (806) 655-5003
Started with the City of Canyon as the Director of Finance in 2008. Was named Assistant City Manager in 2009. Member of GFOAT since 2008 and past President of Region 1 GFOAT. Currently serving on the Legislative Committee. Before joining the City of Canyon, worked for 7 years with Panhandle Regional Planning Commission. Graduated in 1989 from West Texas AM with a BA and again in 1992 with a Master’s Degree. Married to Traci for 26 years. Have four kids, two college graduates, one Sr. in High School and an eighth grader. Interests include running, golf and watching classic movies.
|CENTRAL AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Wendy M. Gholson, Director of Finance
City Granite Shoals • (830) 598-2424
|TML BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
Michael Rodgers, Director of Finance and Administration
City of Webster • (281) 316-4102
Janina K. Jewell, Director of Finance
City of Euless • (817) 685-1444
|TMRS ADVISORY BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
Casey Srader, Budget Manager
City of Plano • (972) 941-5152
Charles S. Cox, City Manager
City of Farmers Branch (972) 919-2518
Chuck Springer, Executive Director of Administrative Services
City of Prosper • (972) 346-2640
Steve Williams, Assistant City Admin/CFO
City of Conroe • (936) 522-3050
Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager
Stormy Johnson, Assistant Finance Director
Deborah A. Mol, Director of Finance