The following persons were among the original 291 charter members in 1983-84 when GFOA was organized and are still active members today (current agencies/firms are listed). GFOA currently has around 1,000 members.
- Ernie Gelpi, Kushner, LaGraize LLP
- J. Michael Inzina, ALTEC, Inc.
- Joseph Lane, Jr., LA Delta Community College
- J. Charles Oubre III, St. Charles Parish
- Timothy J. Palmatier, Jefferson Parish
- C. Grant Schlueter, Foley & Judell
- Kenneth Thompson, Retired
- Hugh Walmsley, Reliant Investment Management
- Erroll Williams, New Orleans Assessor