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Since 1937, the GFOA of NJ has been a professional association of government finance officers working together to enhance and promote professional management of government for public benefit.  

The GFOA of NJ’s membership includes those working in state, county, and municipal government, school districts, the public employee retirement systems, libraries, federal agencies, investment banks, and accounting, law, and consulting institutions. 

Membership Brochure

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GFOA of NJ W-9 

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Claimant's Certification and Declaration

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Membership Services

GFOA of New Jersey's members regularly take advantage of the following association programs, services, and activities to strengthen their professional skills and keep up-to-date on developments in their field:

  • Newsletter. GFOA of New Jersey publishes a quartely newsletter with pertinent articles on cash management; accounting, auditing, and financial reporting; and pension and benefit issues.
  • Training. More than 30 CEUs are offered at seminars throughout the year, including teleconferences, live one day,
  • League of Municipalities Conference and our Annual Fall Conference.
  • Scholarships. The association sponsors scholarships to recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in public finance.
  • Annual Conference. Over 600 attendees gather each year for this two-and-one-half day professional meeting.
  • Association Counsel and Executive Director. Association Counsel and Executive Director assists the Executive Board and Members with pertinent information relating to day to day operations of the Association.
  • Technical Inquiry Services. Members may contact the GFOA of New Jersey office with technical questions about financial management topics.

GFOA of New Jersey Executive Board

The success of GFOA of New Jersey is accomplished primarily through the hard work of dedicated members and associate members. The Board Member's List and Email addresses) is equally committed to completing tasks that enhance and promote professionalism within the governmental community. Members can volunteer their time and talents to the association through the many dedicated committees that make GFOA of NJ what it is today.


Membership in GFOA of New Jersey is open to all public officials regularly engaged in the area of governmental finance. Each regular member present at the Annual Meeting shall be entitled to one vote. GFOA of New Jersey members form a diverse group of individuals--from entry-level employees to senior managers--who work for a broad range of governments, including cities, towns, and other municipalities of all sizes; county governments; school districts and special districts; public employee retirement systems; states and provinces; schools of administration and public affairs; libraries; federal agencies; and accounting firms, law firms, investment banks, and consulting institutions.

GFOA Officers and Staff 2016 - 2017

Douglas A. Petix, CFO, PRESIDENT

City of New Brunswick

New Brunswick NJ 08903


Jon Reinhardt, CFO/Administrator, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Wharton Borough

Wharton, NJ 07885


Gerry Seneski, CPA, RMA, CFO/ Treasurer SECOND VICE PRESIDENT 

Cumberland County

Bridgeton, NJ 08302


Joseph Monzo, CFO/Dep. Twp. Manager, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT

Township of South Brunswick

Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852



Township of Colts Neck

Colts Neck, NJ 07722



Millburn Township

Millburn, NJ 07444


Gabriela V. Simoes Dos Santos, CFO, RECORDING SECRETARY

Town of Harrison

Harrison, NJ 07029 


Roy Riggitano, CFO


Elmwood Park Borough

Elmwood Park, NJ 07407


Natasha S. Turchan, CFO 


Bridgewater Township

Bridgewater, NJ 08807


Thomas Merchel, CFO


Township of Moorestown

Moorestown, NJ 08057


John G. Donnadio, Esq.


GFOA of New Jersey

Trenton, NJ 08608

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