From Chapter President Erica Williams:


At the beginning of this program year, I shared my goals for the chapter which included maximizing member value, facilitating collaboration among the sectors of government and other AGA chapters within the region as well as among the different committees on the Board. Furthermore, executing an awesome event to celebrate our Chapter’s 50th Anniversary. Well, I’m happy to say that our chapter exceeded my expectations in achieving these goals.

Here are a few highlights from our 2018-2019 program year in review:

  • September 2018 – 50th Anniversary Dinner Cruise on the Potomac River

  • October 2018 – Dinner Meeting with Scott Bell, U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • November 2018 – Community Service event at Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD

  • December 2018 – Winter Workshop with top Federal Financial Management professionals in government and private industry

  • January 2019 – Membership Happy Hour at Denizen’s Brewing Co. in Silver Spring, MD

  • February 2019 – Young Professionals Happy Hour with NOVA and DC Chapters

  • March 2019 – Dinner Meeting with Lenny Moore, Controller, Montgomery County Maryland which included recognition of CGFM members for AGA’s CGFM 25th Anniversary

  • April 2019 – Earth Day Collaboration Clean-Up Project with City of Greenbelt Department of Public Works

Please join me on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, for our final dinner meeting and Chapter Awards Ceremony featuring remarks by John Lynskey, AGA National President 2018-2019. This is a great event when we recognize public sector financial management leaders that serve with impact as well as chapter members that continue to volunteer their efforts for the success of AGA and its mission. This is also the time I pass the President’s gavel to our incoming President, Freda Jackson. I hope that you can join us and enjoy great food and the great company of your AGA colleagues.

This has been a remarkable year! I am truly thankful for the opportunity to preside over such an amazing group of professionals. Leading was made easy because of the dedication of our Board and the many volunteers who stepped up to make the chapter activities successful. I want to express my gratitude to the MPGC Chapter Board of Directors for its extraordinary efforts in creating, coordinating and executing this year’s events. Please know that you have made my time serving as your President a distinct honor. I am excited about the future of our chapter as I know the momentum will continue in the 2019-2020 program year under Freda Jackson’s leadership!



Erica N. Williams, MPA

Chapter President