From Chapter President Freda Jackson:

Happy New Year!

I wish you the best of luck in obtaining your 2020 goals and a happy and prosperous new year!

We want to thank our Education Committee for producing our 2019 MPGC AGA Winter Workshop. We appreciate Grant Simmons, Scott Bell, Ross Simms, Grace Wu, Nicholas Weeks, Erin Villa, Cheryl Hyde, Tamia Williams and Marshall Henry for presenting and sharing. We also thank our past presidents and members for their participation in the program.

Our January dinner meeting will be held in Montgomery County on January 22, 2020, Tracy Abdo, CPA, Senior U.S Government Accountability Office, Financial Analyst- Forensic Audits & Investigative Service will present on the "Department of Defense (DOD) Contractor Transparency Report," at All Set restaurant in Silver Spring, MD. Register today by clicking here.

As MPGC AGA members you receive up to 2 free CPE's a month through our chapter sponsored webinars. Our members gather in PG County (Greenbelt) to watch the webinar. Don’t miss this opportunity to network. The next webinar will be held January 8, 2020 to discuss, “Uniform Guidance” from 2-4pm. For details on how to participate, visit our webinar page.

Our February dinner meeting will be held in upper Montgomery County on February 12, 2020. Douglas Glenn, CPA, Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the DOD, will present on the “DoD FY19 Notice of Findings (NFR) and Material Weaknesses (MW)” at Havest, Plates and Pints in Gaithersburg, MD. Register today by clicking here. Don’t forget to register for the AGA National Financial Systems Summit in January and the National Leadership Training in February.

The Beta period for the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) is over and exams will be administered beginning January 2020; please visit our CGFM page to join our Study Groups. Please share and/or apply for our Becker CPA Review and Citizen Centric Report (CCR) scholarship competitions with fellow AGA members and friends.

If you are not a Maryland, MPGC, AGA member, you may qualify free AGA membership as a college professor or a full-time college student, or a discounted membership as a young professional. Join us today and let’s work together! Check out our website at www.marylandaga.com or Facebook for additional event information.

Happy New Year!

Freda Jackson

MPGC AGA President