President’s Message
December 2017

The next Chapter meeting will be held on December 6th at ASU Sky Song. I am very happy to welcome our Regional Vice President Donna Sandoval, who will present on the topic of Cost Allocation. This will also be our holiday luncheon for the year with feature special chances to win prizes. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM followed by the presentation at 12 PM. We are having our holiday can food drive and toys collection at this meeting.

On November 15th, the Board held its regular meetings. We had a special guest- Mr. Dennis Green- AGA National Treasurer Elect. He provided highlights of the three potential models for AGA’s new governance structure. Dennis reviewed the attributes of each model, and asked us to provide feedback to AGA Nationals through email or feedback form, indicating which model or model elements are the best representation for AGA. The information for the proposed models is available on AGA National website:, where you can submit your preferences.

I would like to remind our members that the scholarship application is on our website, and the deadline is December 31, 2017. If you or someone you know is currently enrolled in a college or community college as a sophomore or higher, in an Accounting, Finance or Public Administration curriculum, please do not miss the opportunity to obtain a scholarship of $1,000 as a first place winner, or $500 as a second place winner.

Thank you for supporting the Phoenix Chapter!

We hope that you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season. Please reach out to us if you have ideas on topics or if you have any feedback for us. We can be reached at e-mail:

Happy Holidays!

Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM
AGA Phoenix Chapter



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