Message From NOVAGA President, Brian J. Grega:
Dear AGA Members,
I am honored to be the Northern Virginia Chapter President for the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). During my tenure, the Board of Directors and I will focus on (1) growing chapter membership, (2) providing quality educational events, and (3) informing members and their employers about the benefits of the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification.
If you are an existing member, I commend you on your choice to become a member of the AGA. The AGA continues to grow in recognition and since I first joined in 1996, I have been nothing short of impressed with the organization and the opportunities it provides its members. For those of you that are considering membership, the benefits that the AGA can offer you are numerous (existing members already know this). From conferences, professional certification (i.e., the CGFM) and leadership opportunities; to thought leadership, advancing the profession, networking with friends and professionals, membership in the AGA has countless benefits!
In our profession, continuing professional education is paramount in our ever changing business and regulatory environment. We owe it to ourselves, our profession and most importantly to the public to keep current with changes in our industry. The AGA has made and continues to make quality education a priority for the organization. The Northern VA Chapter has monthly education events which are generally held on the third or fourth week of every month. Please check the Northern VA AGA website for updates on the monthly education events.
The CGFM certification is the hallmark certification for those that work for local, state, and Federal government agencies, as well as for those private sector companies that serve those governments. I hope you will consider becoming a CGFM to show your commitment to your career, your employer, and to our profession. The AGA offers several training programs to help you become a CGFM.
I look forward to serving as the Northern, VA Chapter President for the 2017/2018 program year and I know together we will make it a successful one! If you should have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Chapter or the AGA, please do not hesitate to call or email me at 202-533-3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian J. Grega, CPA, CGFM, CISA
Northern VA AGA Chapter President Partner, KPMG LLP