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It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I come to you as your new incoming AGA South Central President for the 2017-2018 year. I’ve been at The Department of Human Services for 13 years and currently the Assistant Controller for DHS Central Payroll Unit.  I am excited at the opportunity to serve as your President of AGA and I will do my best to discharge the duties of the office to the best of my abilities.

My vision, in a nutshell, is to make AGA a first-class association capable of delivering the most sophisticated platform for social cohesion, supplemental educational pursuits and other enriching experiences, and to take AGA to the next level of success by:

•Improving processes

•Increasing turnout at events

•Creating a sustainable and functional organizational structure

•Enhancing our credibility with all stakeholders

•Taking a social entrepreneurship approach

Our organization is composed of members who value academic excellence together with leadership.  We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. It is our characteristics that we look for in members and we know that we will bring more pride to our organization. Thank you for having me on board and accepting me as your new President. I intend to work closely with the membership to ensure its success in the future.

I look forward to meeting and hearing from many of you over the coming year.

Best regards,

Phlecia Gillespie – AGA President 2017-2018

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Lucian H. Shockey CPA, CGFM was friend and mentor to many in AGA.

The visitation will be at Smith Family Funeral Home (1921 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 7211 Sunday, June 16 from 3:00-5:00. The funeral will be Monday, June 19 at 1:00.

Lucian is survived by his wife, Miss Wanda, and his son, Hugh.  Today, June 9th, would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mayor Mark Stodola declares March Certified Government Financial Manager month
The Central Arkansas Chapter's Citizen Centric Report of our chapter activities received AGA's award of Excellence.

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