President's Message

From Chapter President Erica Williams:

Greetings,

September was an exciting month for the Montgomery/Prince George’s AGA Chapter. On Thursday, September 13, we celebrated our chapter’s 50th Anniversary with a dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Over 50 chapter members, past presidents, sponsors, directors and distinguished guests helped us create unforgettable memories in celebrating such a huge milestone.

The celebration included opening remarks from the AGA CEO, Ann Ebberts and AGA National President, John Lynskey. During the event, Past Chapter Presidents and Chapter members who have been with AGA for over 25 years were presented with awards. We ended the night with a silent auction in which we raised over $2,000 to benefit our charities—United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP), Manna Food Center, and Maryland Special Olympics. We are overjoyed at this achievement and grateful for the commitment of our patrons. Our 50th Anniversary Celebration was truly a great evening filled with great food, fellowship, and dancing. We are excited about the future of our chapter!

The chapter would like to acknowledge and thank our Corporate sponsors that enabled the chapter to provide the many educational, professional and social events for our members over the years. Sponsors recognized at the 50th Anniversary Celebration included: CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), Allmond & Company, LLC, Cotton & Company, Becker, KPMG, Kearney & Company, and RMA Associates. If you are interested in supporting our chapter as a Corporate sponsor, please contact us at sponsorships@marylandaga.com.

On September 29, our 2018 AGA Kickoff Picnic was held in conjunction with the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia chapters. It was a time of invaluable networking, food, games, music, and family fun!

The excitement continues this month. Please join us for our dinner meeting on Wednesday, October 10 at the American Tap Room in Bethesda. Scott Bell, U.S. Department of the Treasury, will provide an overview of the FY 2017 Financial Report of the U.S. Government. You will receive 1 CPE by attending this event.

As you can see, the 2018-2019 program year is off to a great start and this is only the beginning! The Montgomery/Prince George’s AGA Chapter Leadership Team has worked diligently to develop activities throughout the year for you to serve local communities through charitable events (e.g. food banks, 5k walk, Special Olympics, etc.), participate in educational/training sessions (e.g. spring and winter workshops, webinars, etc.), and build both your professional and personal networks (e.g. sporting events and numerous happy hours). You can learn more about this year’s activities by visiting our website at www.marylandaga.com.

I want to encourage you to not only take advantage of the countless opportunities we offer to learn from industry thought-leaders, but also to promote the tremendous value of AGA to your colleagues who have not yet discovered the benefits of membership, using your personal experiences as an example. I look forward to participating with you at our upcoming events.

Erica N. Williams, MPA

Chapter President

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