From Chapter President Freda Jackson:

October was an exciting month and November plans to be even more so!

We kick-off the month with a visit to the University of Maryland, Accounting and Business Association, on November 12th where Wendy Morton-Huddleston, AGA National President-elect will serve as the Guest Speaker, organized by our student member and Special Projects Committee Member. To provide more opportunities to network with other AGA Members, we are holding a joint dinner meeting November 21st with the Northern Virginia Chapter at their location (North Side Social: 3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 – one block from Clarendon Metro). Steven Koons, Partner at Cotton and Company will present, “Auditors and Managers: Maintaining Audit Effectiveness While Reducing Sampling.” To register visit their website at: Our 50/50 raffle at the Dinner Meeting will benefit the Shepherd’s Table.

The MPGC AGA will kick off the Thanksgiving Holiday by participating in the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Silver Spring, MD! Members are highly encouraged to participate. To sign up please register here. This is a great opportunity to share our chapter with others in Montgomery County and the surrounding area as this is a televised event.

Also, don’t forget that the Beta period for the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) is over and no exams will be administered until January 2020. November and December are great months to kick-off your studying, so please visit our CGFM page to join our Study Groups. In addition, save the date for our Annual Winter Workshop which will be held on December 12th at the KPMG, DC Office. To learn more about our speakers please check out our brochure and to register click here.

Last month, we kicked off October with our first Montgomery/Prince George’s County (MPGC), Association of Government Accounts (AGA) Social Hour sponsored by our Young Processionals Committee. We also had the pleasure of having Richard Virgile, United States Coast Guard (USCG) Department of Homeland Security (DHS Chief Actuary) speak on, “Going from a Private Practice to a Government/Military Workplace.” With our raffle, donation in honor of the speaker, and AGA National matching donation, we were able to raise $222 for the Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc. Special thanks to our Meetings and Programs Committee for arranging such a successful event. During our dinner meeting, our Accountability officers presented the MPGC AGA Citizen’s Centric Report. They did a tremendous job preparing and presenting the report.

If you are not a Maryland, MPGC, 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. Join us today and let’s work together! Check out our website at or Facebook for additional event information.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday season.

Thank you,

Freda Jackson
Maryland, MPGC
AGA Chapter President