News Release 10/08/13

GASB OFFERS WEBCASTS FOR PUBLIC BOARD MEETINGS

Norwalk, CT, October 8, 2013—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today announced that it will provide live video webcasting of the Board’s in-person public meetings, beginning on October 30 and 31. Teleconferences, which are deliberative meetings held by telephone between in-person GASB meetings, will be audio-only webcast. Live webcasting of both in-person public meetings and teleconferences will be hosted on the GASB website.

This announcement follows the launch of the updated GASB website, branding, and logo.

“The new and improved GASB website, coupled with recent improvements to our office technology, prompted our decision to provide video webcasting of the Board’s public meetings and audio-only webcasts of teleconferences,” said GASB Chairman David A. Vaudt. “This will allow our 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.”

Previously, the only ways to tune into GASB’s public meetings were to attend in person or through telephone conferencing. Stakeholders interested in attending future meetings in person, however, can continue to register on the GASB website.


About the Governmental Accounting Standards Board

The GASB is the independent, not-for-profit organization formed in 1984 that establishes and improves financial accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments. Its seven members are drawn from the Board’s diverse constituency, including preparers and auditors of government financial statements, users of those statements, and members of the academic community. More information about the GASB can be found at its website, www.gasb.org.