Fairfax County CFO Appointed to Professional Committee on Government Budgeting and Management
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Jan. 10, 2003
Fairfax County CFO Appointed to Professional
Committee on Government Budgeting and Management
Fairfax County Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ed Long has been selected by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to serve a three-year term on their standing committee on Governmental Budgeting and Management, beginning this month. GFOA is the professional association of nearly 15,000 state, local and provincial finance officers in the United States and Canada.
In his role on the Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Management, Long will advise GFOA and recommend policies in budgeting, management and related public finance areas. The committee actively promotes the professionalism of budget practitioners through the development of recommended practices and researching various initiatives. In meeting these responsibilities, the committee serves as a forum for the exchange of information about emerging issues, concepts and techniques in public budgeting and management.
For 16 years, the county has received GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and Distinguished Budget Presentation awards. The GFOA's Awards for Excellence in Government Finance recognize contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management. The Budget Awards Program is designed to encourage governments to prepare budget documents of the highest quality to meet the needs of decision-makers and citizens.
Long, who has over 25 years of experience in government budgeting and finance, leads, plans and manages the county's financial and human resource functions, and oversees a county budget of approximately $4.8 billion. CFO of one of the largest jurisdictions in the United States, Long joined Fairfax County Government as a budget analyst in 1977 and was promoted to director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1989, a position he held until his appointment as chief financial officer in 1997. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where he teaches public budgeting and finance. Long received a Master of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from Emory and Henry College.
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