GFOAT OnDemand Seminars

Welcome to the GFOAT Online Training page. Below are links to video recordings of educational sessions held at our Spring Institute and Fall Conferences. Each video is approximately on hour long.

GFOAT Fall 2021 Recordings

State of the Economy – KC Matthews

Legislative Update – Bennett Sandlin

Lead with Infrastructure: The State of Local Infrastructure- Emily Brock

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise – Lisa Norris

Governmental Accounting and Reporting; The 30,000 Foot View – Bob Scott

From Fishing Trips to Phishing Scams: Today’s Top Municipal Fraud Traps and how to Avoid them- Travis Casner, Morgan Page

Do you Need to Re-evaluate your Financial Strategy- Blu Kostelich

Burn the Budget: Join the Digital Revolution- Meg Jakubic, John Zagurski

It’s Not Just What You Do; It’s How You Do It That Matters: A Conversation on Values-Driven Leadership- Clifford Blackwell III, Laurie Brewer, Blu Kostelich, Adrienne Lothery, and John Zagurski

GFOAT Fall Virtual 2020 Recordings

Update from the Texas Comptroller – Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller

Who’s in Your Dugout? – Brent Parker, Assistant City Manager, Wylie

Senate Bill 2 Passed – Now What Are You Going to Do? – Korry Castillo, Director, Property Tax Assistance Division;  Catherine Burleigh, Program Specialist, and Craig Christopher Williams, Property Tax Program Specialist, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Financial Decision Making in a Climate Changing Environment – Chad Nobles, Senior Account Executive, Ameresco; Tim Farkas, Director – Finance, Ameresco; Gera McGuire, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service; Amy Perez, Director of Financial Management, Harris County Budget Management

Cyber Security – What Does Today’s Fraud Look Like – Thomas Ervin, Computer Scientist, Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Wisdom of Walt – Jeffrey A. Barnes, Disney Author and Motivational Speaker


Featured: CARES Act Funding and Guidelines for Local Governments Webinar (Aired 07/17/20) Speakers: Josh Davies, Texas Division of Emergency Management; Blu Kostelich, City of Lubbock; Adrienne Lothery, CGFO, City of Colleyville; JJ Rocha, Texas Municipal League; John Zagurski, Town of Northlake. No CPE’s will be provided for this recorded webinar.

CGFO (CPE) Requirements

  • The required number of CPEs is 75 total hours over a continuous, three-year period.
  • One unit of continuing education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous participation in a group program. For example, a 100 minute training session will earn 2.0 CPE
  • The process of accounting for CPE units of credit shall be self-administered by using the GFOAT website CGFO certificate holders should post CPE credits throughout the year in order for progress to be monitored and reminders sent to the certificate holder.

TMLI (CEU) Requirements

CEUs can be earned by attending any TML-sponsored event – an educational program or activity in which TML plays a primary role, including program development, onsite logistics, and/or staff participation TML or TML Affiliate Recorded Training (up to 14 CEUs per year for recorded sessions) and TML Webinars.

CEU Forms