Volunteer opportunities


Hands-on with the Illinois GFOA!  Volunteers are key to IGFOA's diverse programs and services.  Review the opportunities below and contact the IGFOA at info@igfoa.org if you are interested in volunteering.

Newsletter Contributor

The Illinois GFOA publishes a member weekly e-newsletter and a quarterly hardcopy newsletter. IGFOA continually seeks educational and newsworthy material from members. Consider reporting on a chapter meeting or seminar topic, reviewing a new publication, sharing an analysis of the impacts a legislative or regulatory change will have on your jurisdiction, or authoring an information article on a "hot topic" issue. 

Professional Education Programs

IGFOA welcomes topics and presenters for educational webinars and seminars and annual conference sessions. If you have an idea for a presentation, contact the IGFOA at info@igfoa.org.  Solo or panel presentations are welcome. 

Chapters and Networks (open to IGFOA Members)

IGFOA's chapters and networks are very active. If you are interested in helping plan a meeting or have other ideas about a chapter or network, please contact the respective chapter officers or network representatives

Committees (open to IGFOA Members)

The Illinois GFOA has several active standing committees and frequently uses ad hoc committees. The number of meetings held varies by committee, as does the location of meetings. The focus of each standing committee is explained below:

Partners Forum

Suggests and advises the Executive Board on matters relating to Associate membership and the government finance profession. Appointed by IGFOA President.

Professional Education

Provides technical, informational and skill-building courses widely recognized for quality, relevance to current needs and contribution to individual professional development. Working in teams, committee members are responsible for topic, curriculum and speaker for specific seminars and webinars. Committee members also serve as on-site hosts and moderators at seminars, which range in length from one-half day to three days.  The committee meets monthly by teleconference and at least once each year in-person. Seminar planning work is mainly completed outside committee meetings.

Annual Conference

A part of the Professional Education Committee, the Annual Conference team plans and hosts the IGFOA Annual Conference held in September each year.  This team is responsible for selecting topics and speakers for conference sessions, coordinating speaker needs and serving as session moderators. The conference planning team meets once or twice each year. Work is mainly completed outside of committee meetings.


Serves as the Association's voice in state and federal legislative issues affecting local government finance. Develops relations with state constitutional offices to communicate local government views and promote sound government financial policies. Committee meets annually to develop policy recommendations and throughout the year as needed. Committee members may be called upon to provide resource information, write letters, analyze legislation or testify at legislative committee hearings in Springfield as needed.

Membership Committee

Team of representatives from each Chapter and Network, along with the GFOA State Representative work to retain and recruit members year round.  Meetings are held as needed by conference call and work is mainly completed outside of committee meetings.


Seeks and recommends candidates for Executive Board. Appointed by IGFOA President.

Technical Accounting Review

Monitors and comments on activities and rulings of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Provides testimony on GASB standards and educates the membership on those standards. This committee meets as needed to review GASB proposals and members may be asked to carry out assignments outside of meetings.

Interested In Volunteering?  Want to get involved?  Contact the IGFOA at info@igfoa.org