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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 chapter.  Our chapter had its first monthly luncheon in October 2004.  The chapter 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)
Platinum (2006-2013)

Chapter Newsletter Award:
Honorable Mention (2004-2005)
First Place (2005-2006)
Honorable Mention (2008-2009)

Chapter Website Award:
Honorable Mention (2006-2007)
First Place (2007-2008)

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, social/networking events, and community service events.

Educational Events:
In addition to regularly scheduled monthly luncheons, our chapter affords its members the opportunity to educate themselves through nationally held Audio Conferences, our Spring Professional Development Opportunity (PDO) which we hold in conjunction with the ASMC Buckeye Chatper, and our Regional Professional Development Conference (PDC). Greater Columbus Chapter meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. 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 in. 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 Habitat for Humanity. For the past few years, our chapter has also gotten the opportunity work the Ohio State University home football games. This has been a very successful event for the chapter to receive funds so we are able to offer scholarships and host other social events.

If you have any interest in 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

Follow link for the slides related to our February Chapter Luncheon.
All members are encouraged to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program every year. This program is a great way to help the chapter raise funds, and doesn't have any impact on the fuel perks or other rewards you already earn by using your Kroger card. Be sure to renew every year in April! Instructions are detailed in the body of the message.
It's time to renew your AGA Membership. Now is a great time to renew to continue to receive member discounts with several upcoming events, including webinars, luncheons, and our March AGA/ASMC Professional Development Conference. Follow Link for more!

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Upcoming Events

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - VITA

Volunteer to support Columbus-area low-income families with free tax-preparation on Saturdays from 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM. This tax season, we have the need for greeters and tax preparers! You need not be an AGA Member or a tax expert to volunteer - we'll help you become certified with the required IRS training. Contact us for details on the required training and available volunteer slots.

Location: Northland and West HS, Columbus, OH
Date: February 11, 2017 – March 11, 2017
Greater Columbus AGA Webinar - Uniform Guidance

Please join AGA Greater Columbus on Wednesday, March 8th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in DFAS Columbus, Building 21, Room B-120. Three years after its issuance, how is the Uniform Guidance living up to its stated promise of promoting a 21st Century government that is more efficient, effective and transparent? This session will look at progress in implementing a government-wide framework for grants management. The cost for AGA Members is FREE. Non-members will be charged $25.00.  Follow link for more details.

Location: DFAS-CO Bldg. 21, Room B-120
Date: March 8, 2017
Greater Columbus AGA/ASMC Buckeye Chapter PDT

Save the date for our upcoming all-day Professional Development Training.  More details coming soon!

Location: Ohio Dominican University
Date: March 30, 2017

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