City of Yelm Finance Director, Joe Wolfe has been granted the designation of Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) by the Association of Government Accounts (AGA). 

“It’s important for the city to demonstrate competence and assure that our public funds are used efficiently and effectively,” Wolfe said. “The CGFM certification displays the city’s commitment to stewardship of public funds.” 

The CGFM certification was specifically designed to meet the critical need for an increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government financial managers. This acknowledges Wolfe’s unique skills and special knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels which is required of today’s government financial managers. 

In addition to meeting the program’s education, examination and experience requirements, those awarded the designation agree to abide by AGA’s Code of Ethics and complete at least 80 hours of continuing professional education in government financial management topics or related technical subjects every two years.

“This is another example of our culture of ongoing training and improvement at City Hall,” City Administrator Michael Grayum said. “This award validates and recognizes the hard work and commitment we, as a municipality, have made to ensure that the city is running efficiently and effectively.” 

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