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Greater Columbus AGA


The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) was founded on September 14, 1950. The AGA serves federal, state, and local government accounting professionals by providing education, encouraging professional development, providing government accounting certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

In mid 2004 it was decided that Columbus needed a chapter of the AGA which was federally focused to complement the State & Local focused Central Ohio Chapter.

A core group of seven individuals stepped forward to organize the Greater Columbus Chapter.  Our chapter had its first monthly luncheon in October 2004 and was officially chartered in December 2004.  The first panel of elected Officers was installed in February 2005.

Since that time, our chapter has grown significantly. Additionally, our chapter has won several national AGA awards:

Chapter Recognition Award:
Silver (2004-2005)
Gold (2016-2017)
Platinum (2006-2013)

Chapter Newsletter Award:
Honorable Mention (2005, 2009)
First Place (2006)

Chapter Website Award:
Honorable Mention (2007)
First Place (2008)

Other Awards:
Highest Overall Growth (2006-2008)
Group C Chapter Growth Award (2016)

The Greater Columbus Chapter holds several chapter events throughout the year. These include educational seminars, social/networking events, and community service opportunities.

Educational Events:
In addition to regularly scheduled monthly luncheons, our chapter affords its members the opportunity to educate themselves through nationally held AGA Webinars, our Fall Chapter Professional Development Training (PDT), and our Spring PDT, which we hold in conjunction with the ASMC Buckeye Chapter. Greater Columbus Chapter meetings are typically held monthly at the DFAS Columbus Building 21 Conference Center at Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). Please see our upcoming events page for more details.

Social/Networking Events:
Our chapter strives to hold several opportunities for our members to socialize not only with other members of the chapter but also with members from the AGA Central Ohio Chapter. We hold an annual Members’ Appreciation luncheon during the summer for our chapter to recognize those who make our chapter successful. Our chapter also holds several social events throughout the year at local restaurants as well as a Holiday Party in December to celebrate the Holiday season! Be on the lookout for those events; we would love to see you there!

Community Service Events:
Participation in community service is our opportunity to give a little back to the communities in which we live and work. Our chapter makes several opportunities available including participation in the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program during tax season. We also participate in the Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits (FETCH) program, Ohio DECA, and others. Our chapter has also had the opportunity work the Ohio State University home football games as a fundraiser for our chapter. This has been a very successful opportunity for the chapter to receive funds so we are able to offer scholarships, purchase educational webinars, and facilitate our other important activities.

If you have any interest in or questions about participating in any of the events held by the chapter, please do not hesitate to contact us! To contact the chapter, please email greatercolumbusaga@gmail.com or by mail: P.O Box 13556, Whitehall, Ohio 43213

Chapter News

Folow the link above to obtain the slides from our September Luncheon 9/7/2017 with Mr. William Pascol.
Follow the link for August's CEC Meeting minutes.
OSU Football is back, and this marks the return of a profitable volunteer opportunity for our chapter. Our chapter will be selling OSU merchandise for The Official Team Shop. Remaining home Games are 9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/28, 11/11, and 11/18. Follow link for more details.

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Upcoming Events

AGA/ASMC Joint September Luncheon

Please plan to attend our September Joint Luncheon with the ASMC Buckeye Chapter.  Dr. Anish Arora from Ohio State University will be speaking on "Cybersecurity Issues in the Internet of Things".  Deadline to register is Friday, 9/22.  Registration details can be found by clicking the link above.
 

Location: DSCC, DFAS Building 21
Date: September 26, 2017
AGA Members-Only Webinar - Leveraging LinkedIn

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to communicate your value, standout and do it in a way that’s not bragging!  Follow link for details on self-registration.  1 CPE will be offered in Personal Development.
 

Location: Your Desk or Computer
Date: September 28, 2017
Greater Columbus AGA Fall Professional Development Training

Stay tuned for further details about our upcoming annual Fall Professional Development Training (PDT).  7 CPE/CET will be offered in various financial management topics, and our honored guest will be AGA National CEO Ann Ebberts.  Full agenda and registration information will be available in late September 2017.  Attendee cost will be $10 for Greater Columbus AGA Members and $20 for Non-Members for continental breakfast and lunch, as well as a $25 Registration Fee (typically paid by employer).

Location: Ohio Dominican University - Bishop Griffin Student Center
Date: October 25, 2017

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