General Information


 By April 1  After April 1
GFOAT Active Member*  $325  $400
GFOAT Non-Members  $400  $475
First-Time Attendee  $200  $200
Faculty and Student Members**  $85  $85
Networking Event Guest  $50  $50

Post-Conference Workshop:

Public Funds Investment Act – Part One (Tuesday)  $140
Public Funds Investment Act – Part Two (Wednesday)  $140

*Membership must be completed by March 21 to take advantage of member rate.   **For members who have not attended any GFOAT Spring Institute.

Membership Categories

ACTIVE MEMBERS – Any governmental officials, whether elected or appointed, in public jurisdictions of the United States government, state government, local city, or a special district in Texas.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – Any persons not eligible for active membership but who are interested in the furtherance and enhancement of the practice of governmental finance.

FACULTY/STUDENT MEMBERS – Individuals employed in higher education or full-time students enrolled in a college or university.

RETIREE MEMBERS – A member of GFOAT who, upon retiring from the profession, desires to maintain a relationship with the Association.

HONORARY MEMBERS – Bestowed by the active membership on any individual whose record of professional accomplishment in the public finance field makes him/her an outstanding example for all finance officers, and whose contributions to the profession qualifies him/her for such designation.

The Renaissance Austin Hotel, located at 9721 Arboretum Boulevard in Austin, has extended a room rate of $179. In order to receive this special rate, your reservation must be made by Friday, March 21. To make a RESERVATION, please call the hotel at 512-343-2626 or 800-468-3571 and mention that you are registered for the GFOAT Spring Institute. If you encounter any problems, please call the hotel directly. The Renaissance Austin Hotel is a non-smoking facility.

If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is received by Tuesday, April 1. No refunds will be honored after that date.

For more than a quarter of a century, the folks at Esther’s Follies have kept Austin rolling with laughter. Part magic show, part vaudeville review, part
improvisational tour-de-force, Esther’s Follies takes no prisoners, offering biting, hilarious satire on all the newsmakers and events fit to parody. A bus will shuttle the group to Esther’s Follies on 6th Street, where attendees will enjoy a buffet dinner and then move into the theater for a private show starting at 7:45 p.m. Guest tickets are available at the registration desk.

Please note that DIFFERENT hours are reflected for CGFO AND CPA CREDITS! As a measure of leadership and involvement, CGFO credits are allowed as continuing education for breakfasts, meals, committee meetings, and board meetings. However, most CPA members will not be able to use these hours as continuing education credits. An application has been submitted to the State Board of Accountancy for CEU/CPE continuing education units. No prerequisites are required for any session.

Conference badges will be mailed in advance. If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you can pick up your registration materials on site. REMEMBER:  BRING YOUR BADGE AND ANY OPTIONAL TICKETS YOU ORDERED TO THE CONFERENCE.

The Certified Government Finance Officer’s exams will be offered from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. If you are interested in sitting for an exam during this time, register online at and bring your laptop or iPad to use for the testing.

Let us know on the registration form if you need special assistance of any kind. WE WANT TO HELP! In order to respond to any special requests, we would appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Thank you.

The Bruce Testa Semi Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, April 13th at the Teravista Golf Club, located at 4333 Tera Vista Club Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665.  Shot Gun Start will begin at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $75 per person, which includes the green fee, cart, a small bucket range balls, GPS, and hamburger buffet lunch.  This will be a four-person scramble with four closets to the pin contest and one long drive hole contest. Please RSVP by Monday, April 7th.

The golf outing is limited to 36 golfers. For further information, please contact Tony Sekaly with Coastal Securities at 800-681-4121,; or  David Schuler with City of Garland 972-205-2355,

Contact the TML Affiliate Services Department at 512-231-7400 or

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