2023 NCGFOA Spring Conference

Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP, Durham, NC   Visit Website
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - Wednesday, March 08, 2023   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the NC Government Finance Officers Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the NCGFOA’s 2023 Spring Conference!.

It was wonderful to see so many of you in Asheville at this past Fall's Conference and we are glad to be at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham, RTP once again for the Spring Conference.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!  We are appreciative of our Spring Conference Sponsors! Sponsorship allows us to provide quality conferences that build strength in local government financial management and better serve citizens and businesses in North Carolina. Make sure you take time to visit with all of the sponsors and have the sponsors at the exhibit table sign your contest card! The association and its members sincerely appreciate the generosity and support of sponsors such as you.

We are excited to continue our tradition of offering a quality educational component for CPE hours as well as informational training to our membership.

Whether you are a new-comer or a veteran, please remember that this is YOUR Association.  I encourage you to get involved. This is an extraordinary time, but together we can see our way through and remain connected to each other while we promote good governance across our great state.

I wish you a wonderful Spring conference and I look forward to seeing everyone again at our Summer Conference in Wrightsville Beach.

Allison E. Bradsher
NCGFOA President 2022-2023
Raleigh, Chief Financial Officer

Course Registration Information 

In order to be awarded continuing education credit hours, you must be present and must complete the attendance protocols provided at the registration desk. 

NCGFOA Member Registration Cost:  $200
NCGFOA Lifetime Member Registration Cost:  $0

Complaint Resolution Policy 

The NCGFOA will make every effort to provide a valuable conference possible.  In the event you are not satisfied with the program and wish to file a complaint, please contact events@nclm.org within 10 business days of the event.

Hotel Block Information

Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 at Exit 282 (Page Road)
Durham, NC 27703
Main (919) 941-5050
Reservations (800) 325-3535


Online Booking Link: NC Government Finance Officers Association Hotel Level Rooms at $136 per night. Nights Available:  Check In Start Date: Tuesday, February 28 - Check Out End Date:  Friday, March 3, 2023.  Check in time is 3:00 and checkout time is 12:00 noon. Deadline for room block reservations - Wednesday, February 3, 2023 by 5:00 pm

NASBA Sponsor Statement 

For your convenience, continuing education is being sponsored by Galasso Learning Solutions.  Galasso learning Solutions LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

The conference will begin on Wednesday, March 1 at 1:00 and end Friday, March 3 by 12:30.  There will be recognition of new and renewing certified local government finance officers and a reception both Monday and Tuesday evening for socializing.

Conference registration is only $200 thanks to generous sponsors; please take advantage of their exhibits and contact information while at the conference.

Refund Policy

To cancel your registration, contact events@nclm.org no later than February 13th to qualify for a refund.  We must give guarantees to the conference facility, and they will charge us even if you cancel; therefore, no refunds for meals and events can be made after February 13th.  Please review the hotel's cancellation policy with regard to your room reservation.

2023 NCGFOA Preliminary Spring Conference Agenda
Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport RTP
4700 Emperior Blvd I-40 282, Durham, NC 27703
March 1 – March 3, 2023


Wednesday | March 1, 2023

10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Exhibitors Check In & Registration Open | Imperial Foyer 

1:00 pm | Exhibit Hall Open | Imperial Pre-Function

1:00 pm | Welcome | Imperial Ballroom

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Leadership & Teams: Nicholas Beamon, One Team Leadership | Imperial Ballroom 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Networking Break | Sponosred by ClearGov | Imperial Pre-Function

3:30 - 4:30 pm | Transferring Receivables in a Digital World: Paul Rutherford, Wells Fargo | Imperial Ballroom

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | LGC Update: | Sharon Edmundson, LGC | Imperial Ballroom

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Reception: Sponsored by Capital Management of the Carolinas, LLC & NC Association of County of Commissioners | Imperial Pre-Function

Dinner on your own

Thursday | March 2, 2023

8:00 am - 6:00 pm | Check-In & Registration | Imperial Foyer

8:00 am - 6:00 pm | Exhibit Hall Open | Imperial Pre-Function

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Networking Breakfast | Sponsored by GOVOS | Imperial Pre-Function

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Black Caucus Breakfast:  Sponsored by NCCMT | Crown Ballroom                                

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Ethics - The Evolving Definition of Good | Jonathan Kraftchick, Cherry Bekaert | Imperial Ballroom

10:00 am - 10:30 am | Networking Break: Sponsored by NC League of Municipalities | Imperial Pre-Function

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Moody's Credit Rating Scorecard: Lauren VonBargen & Chris Yared, Moody's Investors Service | Imperial Ballroom

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Recognitions & Business Meeting, Strategic Plan | Imperial Ballroom

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Lunch: Sponsored by NC Class | Empire Ballroom 

  • Special Programs - State Treasurer Dale Folwell & Finance Officer's Certificate Program
  • Certificates - NCGFOA Certification Program can be picked up in the Park Boardroom

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Fraud & Embezzlement - It won't happen in MY organization: Dave Ross, 65th North | Imperial Ballroom

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm | Networking Break: Sponsored by Wells Fargo | Imperial Pre-Function

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Disparity Study: Defined, Importance, Process & Prepare: Dave Miller, Jr., Miller Consulting | Imperial Ballroom

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm | Reception: Sponsored by RH CPAs LLC & US Bank | Imperial Pre-Function

Dinner on your own

Friday | March 3, 2023

8:00 am - 12:30 pm | Registration Open | Imperial Foyer

8:00 am - Noon | Exhibit Hall Open | Imperial Pre-Function

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Networking Breakfast: Sponsored by CIVIC | Imperial Pre-Function

9:00 am - 10:00 am | National & Regional Economic Update: Matthew Martin, Richmond Federal Reserve | Imperial Ballroom

10:00 am - 10:15 am | Networking Break: Sponsored by McGriff Insurance Services | Imperial Pre-Function

10:15 am - 11:45 am | Fundamentals of Internal Control: Rebecca Badgett, UNC SOG | Imperial Ballroom

11:45 am - 11:50 am | Exhibitor Card Drawing: Must Be Present to Win                   

11:50 am - 12:30 pm | Legislative Update - Chris Nida, NCLM & Denise Canda, NCACC | mperial Ballroom

12:30 pm                     Adjournment

Meeting Location

Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP   Visit Website

4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 at Exit 282
Page Road
Durham, NC 27703-8424
(919) 941-5050

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Contact Us

Registration is limited to current members. You may join NCGFOA here.

If you need help with your membership status or Login, please contact Karen Waddell.

If you have event registration questions, please contact Event Planning.

Sponsor Registration link!