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, 2018)

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

The deadline to renew your AGA Membership was March 31st, but it's not too late.  Visit http://www.agacgfm.org to renew for the 2019-20 Membership Year!  For added encouragement, a free swag back of AGA merchandise will be provided to the members that recruit a NEW AGA member by 5/31/19.  Please provide the name and membership number of your new recruit to the membership committee (Bob Palmieri or Christina Bortner).

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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. Instructions are detailed in the body of the message. If it's been a while, be sure and renew!

Upcoming Events

AGA April Luncheon

This luncheon will be from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM and offer 1 CPE/CET and will be $10 for members and $12 for non-members.  Stay tuned for further details and registration information.

Location: DSCC Bldg. 21, Room C-146
Date: April 18, 2019
AGA Webinar

2 CPEs or CETs in Auditing—Governmental (AUDG) Please join AGA Greater Columbus April 24 from 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. in DFAS Columbus, Building 21, Room C153 for our Webinar, entitled "Data Act”.  The cost for AGA Members is FREE, while non-members can attend with the cost of $25.00 (payable at the webinar). Associates should check with supervisor for approval and time code. For background information, follow the link.  To register, or ask questions, please e-mail Eric Gersper at eric.l.gersper.civ@mail.mil or 614-701-3748 OR Will Kays at william.y.kays.civ@mail.mil or 614-701-3478.

Location: DFAS CO Buidling 21, Room C153
Date: April 24, 2019

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