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Upcoming Lectures


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

Data Security Summit 2014

The Office of the Attorney General, the Office of Information Technology Services, and Legislative Post Audit combined at this event to provide an overview on data security; what you need to know, what you need to keep secure, what liability you have if you fail in that effort, and what policies or procedures you can
employ to ensure you correctly follow the state guidelines.

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch is included.
Location: Senate Room, Jayhawk Tower, 700 SW Jackson St, Topeka, 66603
Cost: $20 for AGA members and $40 for non-members
CPE: 3 credits
End time: 2:40 pm

Featured Speakers at the Data Security Summit were:

Adrian Serene - Assistant Attorney General

John Byers - Chief Information Security Officer

Justin Stowe - Deputy Director, Legislative Post Audit

Happy New Year!

Happy new year 2015Your Topeka AGA Executive Committee and Board Members would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015.

Thank you for your support of our Topeka AGA Chapter. We look forward to seeing you very soon at our upcoming events. Stay tuned!


December 5, 2014: Annual Holiday Celebration and Toys for Tots Fundraiser

Happy HolidaysOur Annual Holiday celebration and Toys for Tots Fundraiser was held at the Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka on the evening of December 5, 2014.

Abby Moore, our Community Service chairwoman would like to thank the following donors for their generous contributions towards our Holiday event and fundraising activities:

Two wine and food gift bags were donated by Bill & Nancy Gargan
A coffee gift bag (donated by Abby Moore)
Gift certificates to Panera’s
Gift certificate to Ice & Olive’s

A special thank you to all our members who attended this event. It was a beautiful evening, with great food, beverages, and company!


September 5, 2014: 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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