The Island Government Finance Officers’ Association (IGFOA) has met at least annually since 1999 to participate in professional development and networking activities and to establish an agenda for financial management improvement. The conferences have provided a forum for participants to discuss common issues and strategies and to develop a shared agenda for training, organizational development, and technical assistance. The 2008 IGFOA convened in Kona, Hawaii from December 2-4, 2008. The conference had two broad, overarching objectives:
- to review and document the progress the insular areas have made in improving audit results and the financial health of their governments and
- to identify strategies the governments can use to address their most critical human resource challenges.