Welcome to the homepage of the AGA Ozarks Chapter. We are a local chapter of a nationally recognized member organization with a focus on government financial management professionals, non-profits, and more. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. We provide training events, continuing professional education, professional certification (CGFM), and networking opportunities to help members build skills and advance their careers.

The Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) is made up of leaders from multiple local agencies. You can find the list of roles and contact information under “Chapter Leadership” using the “Our Chapter” menu.

Check out our chapter newsletter, The Ozarks Ledger, also located using the “Our Chapter” menu for a one-stop shop filled with up-to-date news, financials, CEC meeting minutes, governmental job opportunities in the Ozarks, and upcoming local, regional, and national events.

Our event calendar can be found under the “Training & Events” menu, where you can find a list of locally planned networking and CPE opportunities, and register for the next event. All professionals and guests are welcome as these events are not strictly limited to governmental financial employees.

Please stay a while to browse our website, and when you are finished, visit the AGA National website from the link in our menu. There you will discover even more about who we are as AGA members, what we do, gain access to research, publications, standards and guidance as well as find out about upcoming training, events, and learn more about the CGFM certification.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Melody Ownby - President

Chapter News

AGAG Ozarks Chapter Doubles Donations for Southwest Missouri Humane Society

We're ecstatic to share that, thanks to your incredible generosity, we've been able to contibute $400 Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. This donation is set to be doubled by Nationals, resulting in a total of $800. A heartfelt thank you to all who contributed, making a significant and positive impact on the lives of these animals!

Successful 2024 Spring Professional Development Training Empowers Government Professionals

AGA Ozark's 2024 Spring Training at the efactory in Springfield saw government professionals engage in 8 hours of CPE, covering crucial topics like ethics, leadership, and AI. Notable speakers included Karen Shannon, Jeff Pabst, and Gwendolyn Sykes. Attendees, including Drury University students, embraced networking opportunities, with Leslie Forest and Allen Criger making strides in CGFM certification. The event's success highlights dedication to ongoing learning and excellence in public administration.

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