Who We Are
Welcome to the home of Kansas's premier governmental finance professional organization. We are the governmental finance professionals that develop, execute, and audit budgets, expenses, and tax levies for Kansas cities, counties and for the State of Kansas. We are practicing professionals that can lend support and open opportunities for you. We utilize the professionals in the teaching profession for the conceptual vision that allows you to keep a broader perspective as you move through your day-to-day challenges. We especially encourage you to attend our "Professional Lecture Series" events, held on a monthly basis. Focused toward the second Thursday of each month, these give you the chance to listen to an informative speaker, enjoy lunch, and network with other governmental finance leaders, or leaders to be.
What We Do
For 30 years, the Topeka Chapter has existed to provide educational opportunities for practicing professionals, support for community services, and scholarships for future leaders in governmental accounting. We invite you to attend our activities and see for yourself if we can be a home for your promotional aspirations. We offer the monthly Professional Lecture Series; a specialized set of speakers providing in-depth and timely information affecting governmental finance professionals. We offer special opportunities on a quarterly basis that take on topics such as national economic trends, ethics, or municipal economic development.
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Obituary for Thomas "Dr. Tom" Clevenger (1942 - 2011)
We have lost a great friend, mentor, and colleague. Our sympathies to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Dr. Thomas B. Clevenger (Dr. Tom), D.B.A., CPA, 69, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011.
He was born May 23, 1942, in St. Charles, MO, the son of Homer and Helen (McQuitty) Clevenger.
Thomas earned a B.S., from the University of Missouri in1970, his M.B.A. from Southeast Missouri State Univ. in 1981, as well as his D.B.A. from the University of Memphis in 1987.
Dr. Tom was an Associate Professor of Accounting at Washburn University. Prior to 1988, Tom was an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He also taught at University of Memphis as well as Southeast Missouri State University as a part of his advanced education programs.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.
He was a past president of the Association of the United States Army, Topeka Chapter.
Dr. Clevenger was a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Northeast Chapter of the Kansas Society of CPA's. He was also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Topeka Chapter, and the Association of Government Accountants and had served on both boards.
Thomas married Novella Noland on June 16, 1979. She survives. Other survivors include children, Stephanie Leigh (Gary) Lind, of Columbus, OH. William Thomas (Caroline) Clevenger, of Dallas, TX. Kimberly Ann (Eric) Seeley, of Kansas City, MO.; a stepson, Mitchell Alan McNeely, of St. Charles, MO.; grandchildren, Jackson David Clevenger and Ellison Oliver Seeley; nephews and nieces, Michael Ray, Steven Ray, and Dr. Jane Ray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Helen Clevenger; his sister, Elizabeth Ann Ray; and his brother-in-law, James Earl Ray.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66610. Dr. Clevenger will lie in state after 3 p.m., Friday, November 4, at the Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7:00- 9:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washburn University Foundation for the benefit of the Dr. Thomas Clevenger Memorial Fund, 1729 SW MacVicar Ave., Topeka, KS 66604.
The Topeka Chapter of AGA celebrates its 29th anniverary this year. We welcome you to attend our activities and see for yourself why this organization has remained the most significant leader in Kansas government. Below are documents relating to the creation of our organization. We would like to thank all those hardworking individuals that have spent countless hours developing the programs that have made this organization so successful.
Articles of Incorporation (220 KB PDF)
Chapter Policies and Procedures Document (87 KB PDF)
25th Anniversary Certificate (170 KB PDF)
City of Topeka 2007 CGFM Proclamation (731 KB JPG)
Governor Brownback's 2013 CGFM Proclamation (550 KB JPG)
Governor Brownback's 2012 CGFM Proclamation (552 KB JPG)
Governor Sebelius' 2009 CGFM Proclamation (1140 KB JPG)
Governor Sebelius' 2008 CGFM Proclamation (1230 KB JPG)
Governor Sebelius' 2007 CGFM Proclamation (2092 KB JPG)
Governor Sebelius' 2006 CGFM Proclamation (741 KB PDF)
Governor Sebelius' 2005 CGFM Proclamation (489 KB PDF)
2011-2012 History Report (5.06 MB pdf)
2007-2008 History Report (1540 KB pdf)
2006-2007 History Report (172 KB pdf)
2005-2006 History Report (204 KB DOC)
2004-2005 History Report (79 KB PDF)