Ethics Workshop
Ethics Workshop
GFOA’s new code of ethics outlines the values that are essential to building trust in our communities, but putting these values into action can sometimes be difficult. In fact, ethical tragedies are often the result of people who sit silently on the sidelines afraid or uncertain of what to do about a transgression. In this session, you will learn a distinctive new approach to these situations called “Giving Voice to Values” by discussing real-life scenarios of ethical challenges that have occurred in governments.

This session is the same session that was delivered in 2020.


Shayne Kavanagh is the Senior Manager of Research for GFOA and has been a leader in developing the practice and technique of long-term financial planning and policies for local government. He started GFOA's long-term financial planning and policy consulting offering in 2002 and has been working with governments on financial planning and policies ever since. Shayne has worked with many governments of different sizes and types on financial planning and policies across the United States and Canada. Shayne's financial planning experience also drives his research at GFOA. He is the author of a number of influential publications on financial planning. Prior to joining GFOA, Shayne was the Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Palos Park, Illinois, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of financial management operations, including budgeting, utility billing, payroll, and accounting. He received his MPA degree from Northern Illinois University.

Terri Velasquez is the Finance Director for the City of Aurora. She is responsible for operations of the City’s Finance Department and the overall management of the City’s finances. Previously, Ms. Velasquez worked for the City of Colorado Springs in a number of capacities including Director of Finance and Administrative Services and Chief Finance Officer. Ms. Velasquez received her Master’s degree in Finance and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado. She also holds a Certified Public Finance Officer designation from the Government Finance Officers’ Association. Ms. Velasquez became president of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) during the annual GFOA Conference that was held in Austin Texas June 6-8 2022.
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