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The Washington DC Chapter of AGA serves professionals in the government financial management community by providing quality continuing professional education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

AGA's Washington DC Chapter has been an active player in advancing government accountability. For 70 years we have been addressing the issues and challenges facing government financial managers. AGA's Washington DC Chapter has been an active player in advancing government accountability. September 2020 marks the Chapter's 70th anniversary.

2019/2020 AGA DC Chapter President

AGA DC Colleagues and Friends,

I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as our nation and world weathers the Coronavirus pandemic. A cornerstone of our Chapter continues to be helping our community in times of need, so I ask that you consider supporting our Community Service team’s efforts to provide relief to those who have been negatively impacted. Please visit our Community Service page to learn more about how you can help.

We are in a unique time for our organization, as It is both the 70th anniversary of the DC Chapter, and also one filled with opportunity as we navigate this challenging environment. I approached my term as President relatively comfortably, thinking that I would serve as a steward of an organization that would essentially continue running as smoothly as it has for so many years. It has been far more interesting than that! Thankfully we have a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers, so while we’ve had to adapt and work out new ways of serving our members, I’m happy to report that our chapter is weathering the pandemic very well. This is also made possible by the continued generous support of our sponsors, for which we are extremely thankful.

I began thinking about goals for this 2020 / 2021 Program Year after we were in the pandemic, and decided that these are the things our chapter needs to focus on this year:

-Maintain and enhance our level of service to members
-Take advantage of new opportunities to improve services to members, such as offering both virtual and in-person events, when we can do so safely
-Increase membership and participation, while focusing on our diversity and inclusion efforts

In order to accomplish these goals, we will continue with several events that have proven successful in the past. Our May and September virtual luncheon events were a great success, and we’re looking at ways of streamlining our registration, Q&A, polling and CPE processes to make them even more effective. We’re lining up a lot of great speakers, with our next event on November 19th featuring colleagues from the DoD discussing how data is transforming the role of the CFO. We will continue to hold our monthly Audio Conferences and we’re evaluating new technology that will allow us to hold much more effective virtual networking events.

This year, we will continue to increase our efforts to interact with members and maintain high levels of communication to keep members abreast of what is going on. Please visit our web site, and keep an eye out for our email notifications. You can also connect to our LinkedIn Account, follow us on Twitter, and join our social media discussions. And finally, feel free to reach out to me, I welcome your feedback and suggestions!

I’m honored to be able to serve our members and the financial management community as DC Chapter President this year, and look forward to a year of interesting events and activities. Please join us!!

Sincerely,

Paul Lionikis
2020 AGA Washington, DC Chapter President