AGA Philadelphia Chapter 2023-2024 Theme:

“Member Engagement – Networking and Leveraging Member Knowledge/Competencies and Member Participation”


Good day AGA Philadelphia Chapter Members:

I have volunteered as president for the AGA Philadelphia Chapter for the 2023-2024 program year. In addition, Teri Lewis, CGFM and Kyle Smith have volunteered to assist in various roles on the chapter’s leadership team.

Networking and Leveraging Member Knowledge/Competencies

Our goal through the end of the year is to increase member engagement. We will focus on building a community of members informed about AGA events both locally and nationally. We will keep members abreast of the national opportunities for professional development training and the training we will be hosting locally.

Our goal is also to build a community amongst chapter members and get to know each other. With this community, we can leverage the years of finance and accounting knowledge and experience that each of our members has. With the significant changes impacting the government finance and accounting landscape, we can use each other as a resource for questions and solutions for these changes.

The calendar of events through the end of the program year will focus on general membership meetings where we will engage with our chapter members in a new way. We will request members to provide us with work-related accomplishments to highlight in our chapter meetings. We will also highlight new and seasoned members at our general membership meetings. Please email me if you are interested in being highlighted at one of our meetings or if you have an accomplishment to share at

Member Participation

We are in desperate need of members to volunteer for chapter leadership positions. We will be requesting volunteers at every opportunity, and we ask that you reach out to me, Kyle, or Teri with any interest in a leadership position. We do not have a chapter without volunteers for chapter leadership, so it is imperative that you get involved if your schedule permits. We will have formal elections in the Spring where each member will vote on the leadership team for the 2024-2025 program year.

Looking forward to working with all of you!

Layna Holmes-Butler, CGFM, CPA, MBA - President, AGA Philadelphia Chapter

Chapter News

Virtual General Membership Meeting

 Virtual General Membership Meeting 02/21/2024



  • Introduce 2023-2024 board members and get to know new and seasoned chapter members.
  • Review the calendar of events for 2024.
  • Discuss member engagement and board leadership openings.

TIME: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.