Duties and Responsibilities of an AGA Member

  • Endorse the vision, mission, core values, purpose, goals and objectives of the Chapter and the Association.
  • Uphold and be guided their professional conduct by the Association’s Code of Ethics.
  • Cooperate with AGA’s Professional Ethics Board in any investigations of violations of the Code of Ethics.
  • Maintain current membership.

What Does Membership in the AGA Offer?

Our chapter has about 80 members from Federal, State and Local governments, private companies and academia. The chapter offers many types of opportunities as well as a chance to participate in our award winning community service efforts as a way of giving back to the community. As an AGA member, you also gain access to a variety of benefits designed to support your career growth and success.

  • Weekly e-newsletter called TOPICS that is published by the AGA National Office
  • Quarterly magazine called the Journal of Government Financial Management
  • Chapter monthly e-newsletter
  • Awards and Scholarships
  • Professional development, training and career resources
  • Complimentary members-only webinars
  • Member discounts for online CPE opportunities
  • Discount on CGFM renewal fees
  • Give annual national training events
  • Online education available 24/7
  • Chapter meetings and events and much more!


Questions? Contact AGA at 800.AGA.7211 or

Membership Types

Full Government- $100/year

For individuals who work directly for government, academia and not-for-profit organizations. Individuals employed by a private entity as a contractor for a government agency, even if they report to a government-owned property are considered Private Sector.

Private Sector - $160/year

For sole proprietors and individuals working for private companies, corporations, or partnerships.

Early Career - $45/year

For professionals with fewer than three years of ANY experience

Student - $30/year

For full-time students who are not employed.

Retired - $35/year

For current AGA members who have permanently retired.

Lifetime – Free

Lifetime membership is bestowed upon those individuals who have been an AGA member for 40 consecutive years, to recognize their distinguished service to AGA. Memberships are awarded each January.


Can My Employer Pay for My Membership in AGA?
Yes! According to the State Comptroller's Guide to Financial Operations, procedures exist that allow your agency to pay or reimburse you for certain memberships in professional organizations. To be eligible for payment, the membership must be directly related to your professional duties and the activities of the agency, and must provide benefits to the agency.

How Do I Join or Renew?
You can complete an on-line application or renew on-line by clicking here (which will bring you to AGA National's Members Only site). You will need your member ID and password or you can create an account if you don't have one.

Does the AGA Have a Government Group Membership Program?
The AGA has established a government group membership program called Advantage. Government agencies with five or more members can become an Advantage member in which the employer pays your dues annually. The employer receives numerous benefits from joining, including the opportunity to send up to the same number of nonmembers to AGA and chapter events at the member cost as the number in the group membership. Thus, the savings can easily exceed the cost of subsidizing staffs' membership. A more complete description of the benefits of the Advantage program can be found at our AGA National site.

If you have any questions about the Advantage program or would like to schedule a meeting to discuss the benefits of group membership, contact our President though our contact us page.

Does the Chapter Have a Group Membership Program for Private Firms?
The Chapter has established a group membership program for profit and not-for-profit firms that offers the same benefits as the government group membership program. The firm may choose to pay the dues of five or more staff to establish the group or they can have the individual staff member pay the dues. To enroll, the firm's membership coordinator will need to contact our Chapter's Membership President.

Can I be a member of more than one chapter?

Yes. When you join online, you may select up to four chapters. To add a chapter(s), please email Please note there may be additional chapter dues.

Top 10 Reasons to Join!

10. Keep up with the Latest Developments
AGA uses its base as the collective voice for government financial managers to help shape legislation in close consultation with government entities. AGA works to strengthen government accounting and reporting systems and to enhance the productivity of the financial management process.

9. Save Money
It's true--your AGA membership can help you save money. Your membership in AGA entitles you to significant savings on registration fees for conferences, workshops and courses, as well as AGA periodicals and training materials. So you can keep current--without breaking the bank.

8. Stop Reinventing the Wheel
Learn from your colleagues who have dealt with the same issue or problem you're facing. The more than 18,000 AGA members come from every level of government financial management. The collective wisdom and experience of these colleagues from around the country gives you a solid base of real-world knowledge and experience. As an AGA member, you can draw from this reservoir of experience!

7. Make New Friends and Important Professional Contacts
Your local AGA Chapter puts you in contact with other financial management professionals in the area. You'll get the chance to participate in social events, business meetings and educational seminars with other professionals who understand your concerns. Your AGA membership means you're part of a tremendous nationwide network.

6. Be Represented by an Industry Leader
AGA represents every level of government fiscal management through its network of elected chapter officers, Regional Vice Presidents and national executives who maintain contact with senior officials and other decision-makers whose actions affect government financial managers. AGA serves as the singular voice for its thousands of members and other professionals involved in all levels of government financial management.

5. Build Your Leadership Skills
And your professional reputation. How? Active participation in your local AGA Chapter and AGA National Committees can lead to important volunteer leadership positions within AGA. NOW is the time to get your career on the fast track!

4. Sharpen Your Professional Skills
In today's busy society, everyone knows it is harder than ever to keep up with the latest financial management advances...know who's doing what...and how. One way you can have regular access to the latest information--and build your professional network at the same time--is by attending AGA seminars, conferences, and local chapter educational activities. It is the best opportunity you have to keep on keeping up...and as a member, you're assured of hearing about all the conferences and meetings well in advance.

3. Save Money
It is not a mistake: we put this in twice because we wanted to make sure you noticed this great benefit. In addition to the great savings on a range of exciting professional development opportunities, your AGA membership entitles you to special savings on a range of personal services. An important AGA membership advantage is that eligible members may request coverage in the highly competitive AGA Term Life Insurance Program, Long Term Disability Insurance or both. And an Exclusive AGA MasterCard can be yours. The program offers members premium Gold and Silver MasterCard's with high credit lines and valuable discounts for today's busy professional. Plus, receive member discount rates and specials on rental cars in AGA's Member program through Alamo . Click here to see more details on these great cost saving benefits.

2. Earn the Recognition You Deserve

You've put a lot of hard work into getting where you are today. Enhance your credentials as a government financial manager by choosing to have your unique skills and knowledge recognized through professional certification in AGA's Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation. The CGFM designation offers considerable benefits to you personally and the government financial management community you serve.

1. Get a Head Start on Your Career
Make valuable contacts. Meet your peers. Keep up your education. Build a professional network. Learn new skills. Learn from the leaders. Don't waste another valuable minute. Now is the time to join the Association of Government Accountants! But do it soon, so you won't miss