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Welcome to the AGA Virginia Peninsula Chapter website!

The AGA Virginia Peninsula Chapter serves local, state, and federal government accountability professionals in the Hampton Roads area (Hampton, Newport News, York County, Poquoson, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Isle of Wight County. We foster learning, leadership, certification and collaboration for professionals committed to advancing government accountability.  

President's Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to AGA Virginia Peninsula’s (AGAVAPEN) 2018-2019 program
year! I am honored to serve as your President this fiscal year. I am deeply
grateful to all of our members, you make this chapter great!

The AGA Professional Development Training (PDT) Chapter Awards
Ceremony occurred on July 25, 2018 at the National PDT in Orlando, Florida. On
behalf of our organization, I accepted the Platinum award for exceeding program
goals during the prior chapter year. AGAVAPEN members, supporters and
sponsors made this happen. I commend you all on a job well done!

My philosophy is that the cornerstone of any organization relies on the
three Cs: Collaboration, Communication, and Commitment. These attributes are
key to executing strategic goals and objectives. This year the chapter will focus
on raising community awareness about AGAVAPEN, providing more
opportunities for members to participate in chapter administration and community
service events and strengthening our training.

How do we accomplish this?

Raising AGAVAPEN Visibility: We will raise awareness about our chapter
and our purpose by engaging government leaders and collaborating with
professional organizations. We will leverage various media (and social
media) outlets to help fulfill this objective. More people should know how
the AGA can support their professional aspirations in the government
accounting field.

Engaging Our Members: It’s time to empower our organization through
the use of technology. This is YOUR organization and livestreaming
monthly learning events and teleconferencing for our routine meetings will
help members remain active within AGAVAPEN while balancing work/life
responsibilities. We are creating more opportunities for our members to
achieve their full potential and to stay in communication by providing a
way to volunteer no matter where we are located in Hampton Roads.

Enhancing Our Training: Our PDTs will continue to deliver the most
current updates on what’s happening in our industry (e.g. Federal, state
and local government). Nevertheless, our chapter can do more in this area
and we will! Therefore, we will offer scholarships for all three Certified
Government Financial Manager (CGFM) exams for 2 members of our
chapter. We will share more about the requirements to qualify for this
opportunity in future correspondence. We are committed to bringing value
to the careers of our members and affiliates.

Overall, we are in for a very exciting year, so let’s get fully engaged to help
our organization showcase the 3 C’s that make our chapter strong. Be on the
lookout for future communications about volunteer opportunities. Your dedicated
volunteerism is what makes our chapter a productive and effective body. At
AGAVAPEN, we are the catalyst for change in our communities and our industry.
Join me in making this another successful year.

Margaret Kess
President, AGAVAPEN Chapter







Chapter News

November Luncheon Recap

Thank you to all who joined us on the Peninsula and special thanks to Ken Winter for speaking with us!

AGA-IMA-MAAC October Luncheon Recap

Thank you to Mr. Larry White for speaking with us and sharing his knowledge!

Congratulations to Christopher Alan Bell

For being selected as one of AGA's 2019 Young Professional Scholarship Winners.


Please enjoy these photos from the PDT!!

Community Service Recap

Clean the Bay Day - June 1, 2019

AGA/ASMC Spring PDT 2019 Recap

Thank you to everyone for helping make this year's PDT a success!!!

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