As my tenure is coming to a close, I want to leave you with one particular observation, and that is the importance of being active.
NASACT President and Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., recently welcomed state finance officials from around the nation to Nashville, Tennessee for the association's 102nd annual conference. Over 500 were in attendance, a record for recent history.
Change has always been a constant for public sector organizations. But a new reality has dawned over the last several years: Anyone who bets against an acceleration in the pace of change is bound to be caught off guard.