President’s Message
August 2017

I hope everybody is enjoying the monsoon weather and the cooler temperatures.

I attended the Professional Development Training in Boston on July 9th through July 12th with two of our Board members, Mary Adelman and Kim Prendergast. There were over 1,900 attendees from all AGA’s chapters around the USA, from federal, state and local governments. The event provided a great opportunity to learn about the new law and standards in accounting and auditing, and technology that continuously influences our work. There were some great classes on leadership, staff development and on the very exciting and hot topic: Cyber Security.  And not last a great opportunity to network.

As the Chapter’s President, I voted on a few changes to the Bylaws of the AGA, the biggest being the removal of Article V that requires a general membership meeting to vote. Rather, chapter and national leaders represent members and vote at National Board of Directors meetings.

At the PDT our chapter received the Platinum Award, the highest recognition for a great program year.

The PDT emphasized the mission of our association in advancing accountability, transparency and leadership by promoting education, certification, innovation and collaboration across all level of government and to the stakeholders.

On August 3rd, the Board is holding a meeting to plan another year of great programs. We are looking for new Board members and new ideas of how to better serve the needs of our members. We are looking for your involvement and feedback. You can reach out to us at .


On September 13th we will resume our monthly meeting. Please check the website for updates to our events:


Thank you for your continuous support! Have a great rest of the summer!


Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM       


AGA Phoenix Chapter


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Upcoming Events

CGFM Review Course

Description: Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) review course. Participate in five full days (8 AM to 5 PM) of an instructor led review course to prepare to sit for and take the CGFM exams. 

Location: 800 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Date: October 30, 2017 – November 3, 2017

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