FY 2018 - 2019 Officers

  • President - Veronica Salumbides
  • 1st Vice President - Lilibeth Guazon
  • 2nd Vice President - Eva Manalang
  • Secretary - Anton Castro
  • Treasurer - Bella Audije

LAMAAA Mission

To develop members and assist them acquire the necessary skills to promote themselves towards better positions and responsibilities.

To promote and perpetuate the prestige and professional status of municipal accountants and auditors.

To assist each other and develop professional camaraderie, team spirit and cooperation among its members.

To develop and improve educational techniques in management, commercial, proprietary, governmental accounting and auditing.

LAMAAA Benefits

LAMAAA offers one-hour monthly training session equivalent to one hour of continuing professional education (CPE) credit. The annual conference around May of each year offers eight hours of educational updates by famous speakers. At the monthly training sessions, you will hear the captains of the industry or the Chief Accountants speak. This is a way to stay abreast of changes in the accounting/auditing field. LAMAAA is a great place to network with people in our field. LAMAAA provides newsletters and websites with invaluable information on up-to-date issues and developments in our specific field of interest. So join LAMAAA and enjoy the new experience and discover a new world.

May 09, 2017 - President's May Message

Thank you all for your support of LAMAAA and for those of you who attended our meetings in April and May. We're on track to become more digitally aware. Controller Ron Galperin opened our eyes to Open Data on the Controller's website, and Ted Ross helped us understand the Data Avalanche and how we can find more parking spots on street-sweeping days. Edilyn arranged for Ted to speak to us and we invite you to invite another speaker who can paint a big picture of our future in a digital government. Thanks for letting me serve you again and thanks to my supervisors for letting me take a few minutes of my time each month to serve on behalf of LAMAAA and all of you. Sincerely, Terry "Will"

April 11, 2017 - LAMAAA IS BACK

After a years-long hiatus, LAMAAA is back again. LAMAAA members held their first monthly educational meeting on April 11, 2017 in the Controller’s Conference Room (CH# 351a). There was a big turnout, with many new members attending. Our current President-elect, Will Newman greeted everyone and briefly explained what LAMAAA is all about and how it will help its members professionally and socially. He also shared Association plans for the coming months. Members Amanda Dyson and Beth Kennedy shared their career experiences and how they achieved their professional goals. The main core of the event was a presentation by Controller Ron Galperin. He discussed the Open Data feature of the Controller's website, which his Office developed. He emphasized the benefits, features, and usefulness of the tool and how it will inform City management, executives, employees, and outside business professionals. We will meet again on May 9, 2017 in the CAO Conference Room on the 13th floor of City Hall East. The guest speaker will be Ted Ross of ITA. Thanks to all our faithful members!

August 17, 2016 - Planned meeting held to revive LAMAAA

Last August 17, 2016, Department Chief Accountants gathered together along with Past President Linda Granados and discussed the revival of LAMAAA. The following were discussed during the meeting. Read more

May 13, 2014 - Modest turnout on general assembly meeting

Last May 13, 2014, LAMAAA had it first general assembly meeting after a three year hiatus, Inspite of the hectic work schedules, LAMAAA members attended the meeting and listened to the inspirational talk from Departmental Chief Accountants - Yolly Huang, Wanee Jeerapaet and Cathering Bondoc. They appealed to the members to be proactive and voluteer their time as officers of the organization. Read more

Departmental Chief Accountants met Ron Galperin

LAMAAA members and eleven (11) Department Chief Accountants met with Mr. Ron Galperin, City of Los Angeles Controller last January, 2014 to discuss the revival of LAMAAA. Mr. Galperin is supporting LAMAAA's mission.


 LAMAAA members met Ron Galperin, City of Los Angeles,Controller.
 Linda Granados addressed the general assembly meeting on May 13, 2014


1- Introduction to Government Accounting, March 28, 2019 - Guest Speaker: Vijay Singhal, Principal Deputy Controller

2- LACERS Investment Program & Policies, February 20, 2019 - Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Greenwood, LACERS Commissioner

3 -Interview Skills Training, January 18, 2019 - Guest Speaker: Terry Lerma Carter, Police Administrator LAPD

4 - Fraud, Waste & Abuse Training, November 15, 2018 - Guest Speaker: Beth Kennedy, Chief Internal Auditor


Honorina Enrile - Cultural Affairs Amanda Dyson - LAWA     
Jose Jasper Carpena - Cultural Affairs Monique Dionisio - BPW
Amelia Robles - Controllers Azeb Seyoum - BPW
Wedmay Lao - HCIDLA  Nazaria Lai - BPW
Brian Dolan - Office of Finance Teresita Bautista - HCIDLA
Bessabuena DelaCruz - Office of Finance Maria Tirtatunggal - Office of Finance
Raymond Munandar - Office of Finance Jessica Phung - PW - Sanitation
Edwin Tiongco - EWDD Eva Manalang - Controller
Oliva Rafols - EWDD Jinky Santiago - DPW
Bella Audije - EWDD Nancy Obiacoro - DPW
Steve Suhari - EWDD Su Huang - PW Board
George Chacko - EWDD Aquilina Sagmit - LAWA
Glenn Hino - EWDD Candice Katrina Husay - Building & Safety
Vichuda Thanasankid - HCIDLA Emma Pangilinan - Building & Safety
Samuela San Luis - BPW Trivia Thomas -  LAPD Audit
Connie Vong - EWDD Laurie Simonds - Office of Finance
Catherine Audije - Office of Finance Veronica Salumbides - Controller
Sarah Lopez - Office of Finance Josephine Autencio - PW-Acct
Charlene Goldfarb - Office of Finance Ana Velen Reyes - PW-Acct
Lilibeth Guazon - HCIDLA Leriza Flores - PW-Acct
Maria Connie Garcia - HCIDLA Glenda Quan - LA Zoo
Ning Cao - Controller Amy Chow- EWDD
T William Newman - Controller Maricris Salandanan - HCIDLA
Gary Palangio - BPW-OOA Cathy Chung - HCIDLA
Jose De Jesus - HCIDLA  Evangeline Baello - HCIDLA
Zelda Johnson - HCIDLA John Sanchez - HCIDLA
Kand Law - HCIDLA David Perez - HCIDLA
Elizabeth Lee - Controller Maria Cabigao - HCIDLA
Garineh Amarkarian - Office of Finance Loralie Roxas - HCIDLA
Jigden Dupureur - Office of Finance Carrie Hu - HCIDLA
Danilo C Justo - Office of Finance Angela Segismundo - HCIDLA
Holly-Hong Carson - Office of Finance Alicia Sanchez - HCIDLA
Zenaida Go - HCIDLA Emelia Tso - HCIDLA
Ferdinand Mutuc - HCIDLA Richard Heredia - HCIDLA
Roy Firmansyah - HCIDLA Vivi Zhu - HCIDLA
Tomai Ngyyen - Office of Finance Marita Dela Peña - HCIDLA
Elise Tse - Office of Finance Amelia Lloyd - GSD
Annie Zhao - Office of Finance Marilyn Alibudbud - Controller
Betty Spencer - Controller Hazem Alqam - Controller
Erin Kenney - Fire & Police Pension Regina Young - Office of Finance
Carmen Gomez - Office of Finance Ana Lamy - Office of Finance
Paul Alberga - Controller Michelle Chan - Planning
Yuchen Wu - Controller Marissa Del Barrio - BPW OOA
Brenda  Barit - Controller Seok (Joseph) Kang - Office of Finance
Allen Shum