From Chapter President Freda Jackson:

Welcome to the Montgomery/Prince George’s County (MPGC), Maryland, Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Chapter!

My name is Freda Jackson and it is my pleasure to serve as the Montgomery/Prince George’s County (MPGC), Maryland, Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Chapter President for the 2019/2020 program year.

I would like to thank Erica N. Williams for her amazing leadership as MPGC Chapter President over the last program year and setting a strong foundation for the new program year. During the 2019 AGA National Professional Development Training (PDT) in New Orleans July 21-24, our chapter received the Gold Award for our significant achievements during the 2018-2019 program year. We also had a few chapter board members who were recognized for their service on a National level.

  • Christine Turner, MPGC Member and Regional Vice President – Capital Region received the Gold, Regional Vice President Award for the 2018-2019 program year.

  • Carol-Ann Booth our Education Co-Director who was nominated for the AGA National Volunteer of the Year Award.

  • Doreen Shute our Programs Director was the MPGC Chapter Representative at the AGA National PDT Community Service Project, which took place on July 25, 2019. The 13th annual Habitat for Humanity Project in New Orleans supported the victims Hurricane Katrina in the continuous effort to rebuild. Doreen also served on the AGA 2019 PDT National Technical Committee.

    To build upon the successes of our previous program year, we have developed three goals that I would like the chapter to accomplish this program year. They include 1) Increasing Member, Industry and Sponsor Value; 2) Increase Student and Young Professional Membership; and 3) Increase Attendance at Dinner Meetings and Workshops.

    MPGC is an organization full of service leaders. This year, we want to provide an even greater benefit to our community, industry, members, sponsors, and speakers. If you are just heading off to college or have been active in industry and have an established career, we need you! If you would like to join the MPGC Board, share an idea for an activity or event, or would like information on how you can volunteer your time and services for the 2019/2020 program year, please contact me directly at president@marylandaga.com and I will share your request with the Board.

    If you are not a MPGC Maryland AGA member, you may qualify for free AGA membership as a college professor or a full-time college student, or a discounted membership as a young professional. Our members are offered the following opportunities at the National and local level:

     

  • networking,

  • community service,

  • leadership roles,

  • professional training,

  • scholarships for college,

  • scholarships to attend national training events,

  • scholarships for Certified Public Account (CPA) certification review materials, and

  • access to Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification review materials.

    The benefits one can receive from membership in AGA are endless! Join us today and let’s work together! Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

    Freda Jackson
    MPGC Maryland
    AGA President