I wanted to share with you a couple of important announcements regarding the GASB.
Today, we announced that we will provide live video webcasting of the GASB’s in-person public meetings, beginning on October 30 and 31. The webcasts will be hosted on the GASB website and will enable you and other stakeholders from across the nation to tune in to all the Board’s standard-setting activities for state and local governments. We anticipate that this will lead to increased participation in our due process.
In late September, we launched an updated GASB website that features more user-friendly navigation and “plain English” resources that provide extensive background on accounting and financial reporting issues for state and local governments. Our goal was to have the GASB website become a more intuitive web platform that makes it easier for you to find the latest updates on projects and initiatives. We encourage you to visit the new site and take a look around. Also feel free to share our new website with others.
On behalf of the GASB, I thank you for your interest in our efforts to establish and improve accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments. We encourage you to remain active and involved in the process, and gladly welcome your feedback and input.