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Professional Lecture Series (PLS)

The Professional Lecture Series Presentations provide experts in their field to provide insight into government activities in accounting, auditing, budgeting, general government, leadership, and management in state or local government. These speakers are well qualified to provide political insight, commentary, or details on programs, program expansions, or program eliminations that will assist you in focusing on your work and maintaining a valid perspective on the current governmental values and culture within which you and your agency or department must exist.

* Cancelled* - Thursday October 16, 2014 - PLS

* Cancelled * - Jim Martin
Henrietta & S.W. Snyder Jr. Professorship in Business at
Washburn University

We regret to inform you that Jim Martin has a critical funeral to attend, and will be unable to present on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The Thursday, October 16, 2014 meeting has been cancelled. Stay tuned for future PLS events. Thank you.





9/5/14: Allen Community College Awards Topeka AGA Scholarship

The Topeka AGA Chapter received a letter from Allen Community College advising that the recipient of the Endowment Association Scholarship for 2014-2015 is Taylor K. Ashley from Topeka KS. The Annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the Allen Community College Activities Building.

Our Chapter was delighted to receive a lovely thank you letter from Taylor, in gratitude as recipient of the scholarship award. Says Ms. Ashley "Even though I graduated with 3.8 GPA and I was an excellent student, I always thought college was not available to me... affording college out of my own pocket would be impossible at this time. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to better my education and advance my career, and that gift is a priceless one."

Ms. Ashley plans to complete her Bachelor's degree, and continue on to achieve a Master's in Business Administration. She has set her sights on working for the Veteran's Association so that she can give back to her country, and those who have served. We heartily wish Taylor all the very best in her studies and career!

September, 2014: Russell Shipley attains CGFM Certification!

The Topeka Chapter would like to take a moment to recognize the Topeka AGA Chapter Past President, Russell Shipley, in recognition for his recent CGFM certification. Congratulations, Russell! Way to go! We are delighted for you.

June 30, 2014: National AGA Topics newsletter features Linda Shaver

Did you see it? Our very own Topeka AGA Chapter member, Linda Shaver CGFM, was featured in the 'Meet your CGFM Member' section of the National AGA weekly newsletter, Topics.
In case you missed it, check it out by clicking this link: Meet Linda Shaver, CGFM
Congratulations, Linda! Thank you for setting such a great CGFM example.

June 9, 2014: Topeka Chapter website wins award from National!

Excerpt from email, received from AGA National Office:

Congratulations on being selected as the First Place winner for AGA’s Chapter Website contest in your chapter group! In honor of your accomplishment, we would like to present you with a plaque at the Wednesday morning (July 16, 2014) awards breakfast at the PDT in Orlando.

Russell Shipley, outgoing Chapter President will accept the plaque on behalf of our chapter. Thank you, Russell!

Accountability - Citizen Centric Report (CCR)

Who best to initiate a powerful yet simple example of an easy-to-read document that demonstrates to the public a governmental entity's openness and willingness to be publically accountable than the persons that do the work ensuring that the entity is accountable. AGA has initiated a four-page document that clears out all the confusing information in government reports and highlights just the important issues. The AGA Topeka Chapter has completed such a report as an example of how easy it is to do.

This four-page report is currently being used on an annual basis by States and Municipalities across the United States. Let's get it to use in your governmental entity.

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