The First Chapter

What a remarkable journey it has been since that September day in 1950 when Mr. Robert King gathered a small group of federal accountants and began the Federal Government Accountants Association. That charter group had high hopes that FGAA's members could work together to improve government financial management. As it turned out, a lot of other remarkable things happened along the way - things like lifelong friendships, professional growth, personal development and momentous change in government, due in no small part to the efforts of FGAA and its successor, AGA.  As AGA celebrates its 60th Anniversary, it is clear that much has been accomplished as the membership worked together to build an Association that supports government financial managers at all levels while promoting and advocating for the profession. Apparently we have done something right. Its 60 years can take pride in the Association that we have built together, rich with a history of promoting excellence in government financial management while enhancing the careers of those who choose to be public servants.

Humble Beginnings

Founded on September 14, 1950, the goals of the Federal Government Accountants Association - the forerunner of the Association of Government Accountants - are not all that different from the objectives we pursue today. Some of the players are different - state and local financial managers now make up nearly half our membership, which is far more diverse than the small group of federal accountants who founded this Association. We are accountants, auditors, budget managers, systems managers, human resources managers and much more.

Click here to view a historical document commemorating 40 years of achievements; 1950 - 1990.
April 1959
April 1959 Meeting
Click here to view a history of AGA DC Chapter Awards
Click here to view a historical list of AGA DC Chapter Past Presidents

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