Lifetime Achievement Award in Government Finance

This Award will be made as approved by the GFOA-WMA Board and may not be awarded on an annual basis.  Self nomination is not permitted. The GFOA-WMA's distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in Government Finance recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions throughout their careers to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management and who have also made significant contributions of time or other support to the GFOA-WMA.

2013 Unparalleled Leadership Award


Natwar Gandhi

Natwar Gandhi retired in January 2014 from his long tenured position as the District of Columbia's independent Chief Financial Officer (CFO) where he was first appointed by Mayor Anthony Williams on June 7 2000, re-appointed by Mayors Adrian Fenty (2007) and Vincent Gray (2012). In his CFO capacity, he was responsible for Washington, DC's finances, including its approximately $12 billion in annual operating and capital funds.

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