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.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - PLS
Topeka AGA Chapter Sponsors
Data Security Summit
The Topeka AGA Chapter is excited to announce a data security summit to be held on November 20, at the Jayhawk Tower, Florentine Room in Topeka, KS.
This data security summit provides cutting edge information on the extremely important topic of data security. The afternoon event format features multiple speakers from several local agencies, including the Attorney General's Office and the Legislative Post Audit office.
We are very excited to sponsor this event. Please stay tuned for more details about this exciting event as they occur!
December 5, 2014: Holiday Social and Toys for Tots Fundraiser
On December 5, 2014 the Topeka AGA Chapter is hosting a Holiday Social and Toys for Tots fundraiser event in the Reynolds Lodge, at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.
This evening event is open to all, and we ask for a $5 per person donation towards the Toys for Tots program.
Dinner and drinks are provided at the event. Bring your co-workers and friends for a fun night at the Lodge!
Stay tuned for more details about this fantastic event and social. The Topeka AGA Loose Change program for November 2014 through January 2015 will also be collecting funds for the Toys for Tots program.
October 25, 2014: The Race Against Breast Cancer (RABC)
On October 25, 2014 the Topeka AGA sponsored a team of six members for the 23rd annual 5K Run/Walk event.
Our team members were Nickie Roberts, Marie Winter-Zima, Craig Heiland, Kathy Bohnoff, Leah Stewart, and Abby Moore.
Pictured at left: Nickie Roberts, Marie Winter-Zima, and Abby Moore.
The Race Against Breast Cancer, Inc (RABC) was established to pay for a full range of screening/diagnostic mammography services to women who live and work in Northeast Kansas counties (Atchison, Brown, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Nemaha, Osage Pottawatomie, Shawnee and Wabaunsee) who are in need of financial assistance. Their mission is “Improving health through education, access, early detection, screening, and breast health awareness.” If you are interested in obtaining a no cost mammogram through the RABC, please call the RABC office at (785) 271-1500.
The AGA RABC team donated a total of 6.5 volunteer hours towards the 2014 RABC event, and the Topeka AGA Chapter's Loose Change program for August 2014 through October 2014 also collected funds for the RABC.
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.
- A Certificate of Achievement was awarded by AGA's National President!
- 2012/2013 Citizen Centric Report for the Topeka Chapter of AGA