TMRS Highlights from the June 2020-2021 Board Meeting

By now, many of you have probably heard that TMRS Executive Director David Gavia has announced his retirement, effective May 2020.  David will be missed as he has done a tremendous job during his tenure. One very exciting thing to report is that the TMRS bill (S.B. 1337), which was crafted by TMRS legal staff, … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the March 28-29 Board Meeting

Texas Municipal Retirement System Highlights: March Board Meeting Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative As previously reported, for calendar year 2018, the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) total fund performance ended at -2.43%, net of fees.  Dismal investment returns in the last quarter of 2018, especially in December, negatively impacted the overall calendar year investments.  … Read more

Congratulations, Newly Certified CGFOs

GFOAT Members and Sponsors, On behalf of the GFOAT Board, we would like to congratulate the following Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) candidates for obtaining their certification on February 20, 2019 in the City of North Richland Hills. Michael Spanos, CGFO, Treasury Accountant, City of Richardson Thank you for your dedication to continuing your education. … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the February 14-15 Board Meeting

TMRS investment staff continue to pursue new investment opportunities in the areas of private equity, real return, and real estate for portfolio diversification as outlined in the TMRS Investment Policy.  TMRS staff discussed and reviewed current cash flows and cash levels.  TMRS cash needs to continue to evolve as the portfolio has been invested/diversified over … Read more

Congratulations, Newly Certified CGFOs

GFOAT Members and Sponsors, On behalf of the GFOAT Board, we would like to congratulate the following Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) candidates for obtaining their certification on December 10, 2018 in Tomball. Jonathan Locke, CGFO, Executive Director of Finance, City of Killeen Cassandra Smith, CGFO, Accounting Manager, City of Conroe Brandi Stigler, CGFO, Senior … Read more

Our Home Our Decisions

GFOAT Members, As your GFOAT representative on the TML Board of Directors, I want you to be aware of TML’s Our Home, Our Decisions campaign.  The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the State of Texas eroding the ability of Texans to have a voice in developing local solutions to local problems … Read more

Fall Conference Was Great but What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Wow; what a great conference! We unveiled our new logo and website, and had national speakers representing GFOA, GASB, and AICPA. We received a great and fairly optimistic overview of both the Texas and national economy, and of course, we heard in detail about the upcoming legislative session in Austin. I also received very positive … Read more