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Presidents Message

May was the final month of the 19-20 Program Year. The plan was to use email in May to elect the new year’s CEC. I apologize that I found myself super busy and have fallen behind in my AGA responsibilities. I’m working now on an email election in June and a retreat to plan the new Program Year. Watch for a special Election email.

There are still several key positions open for next year;
  Co-Director – Education PDT
  Director – Accountability & Outreach  
  Director – Chapter Meetings
  Director – CGFM – Professional Certification

Contact me if you are interested in serving or you will have the opportunity to nominate yourself as part of the upcoming election process.

The 19-20 final Program credits were submitted to AGA National on May 31st. The Lincoln Chapter has been informed that we will receive Platinum again this year. Platinum is the highest level. Due to COVID-19 the Chapter didn’t hold as meaning Chapter meetings or a second PDT, but once again the CEC worked together to provide a great Program Year. Since this year’s AGA National PDT will be virtual the plaques will be mailed to each Chapter this year. More information on the credits can be found in this newsletter.

The AGA annual membership deadline has been extended to June 30, 2020. Several Lincoln Chapter members haven’t renewed yet. Please contact me or Frank Faughn if you have any questions, need your ID #, etc.

The State’s PCard can be used for on line payment processing. As always AGA membership provides various benefits, with many new virtual opportunities. Make sure to check out the National AGA home page and check out the link to a page listing all of the virtual training and free resources that are available. There are member only webinars scheduled and COVID-19 resources.

Another strong reason to be a part of AGA - You are part of a community of more than 14,000 members dedicated to promoting and maintaining high professional and ethical standards of government accountability and transparency while protecting public interests. It is now more important than ever for the FM community to work together to account for and safeguard the trillions of dollars recently distributed across the nation through the CARES Act and other related legislation. The American public is counting on all of you…all of US!

The 2020 PDT is a three day virtual event – July 20-22. You can earn 21 CPE’s. Member’s Only Early Bird Registration (June 19th) is $500 – very affordable CPE’s. The program has been set – use the link below for agenda information and info on the plenary speakers.

Stay safe,
Ann Martinez, 19-20 Chapter President