Spring 2015 PDC

The 2015 Professional Development Conference of the Idaho Centennial Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants will be held at The Riverside Hotel in Boise on April 21-22.

We have an outstanding program lined up for you including Bill Miller, the National AGA President; Brian Kane from the Idaho Attorney General's Office; Bob Maynard from PERSI; Josh Sears from Freestone Corporate Law; Lee Miller from Eide Bailly; Edith Pacillo from the Idaho Attorney General's Office; Jim Stephens from Sandler Training; and Brandon Woolf, Idaho State Controller.

The conference offers 16 hours of continuing professional education.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Public Information Requests
  • Contracts
  • Ethics
  • Omni Circular
  • Working with Different Personality Types

Please click here for more information.

Half-Priced Scholarships

The membership committee is offering 10 half-priced scholarships per year to those professionals whose agencies don't pay for memberships in professional organizations. The purpose of this scholarship is to offer a reduced membership fee to professionals who have an established career for over 3 years, are motivated for career growth but must pay for their own membership. Candidates must complete an application and meet the criteria identified, including volunteering for a committee, to speak at a chapter event, recruit a new member, or offer some other specified assistance to the chapter.

Who We Are

Our chapter serves members throughout the state of Idaho, from the far reaches of the northern panhandle to the southeastern corner of the state. Our goal is to ensure opportunities for accounting professionals in the government sector to continue to stay up to date on governmental accounting issues.

The Idaho Centennial Chapter is within the Northwest Region of AGA. Our sister chapters are Central Washington, Missouri River (Montana), Northern Nevada, Northern Utah, Northwest Inland Empire, Olympia, and Seattle Chapters.

Our mission is to advance government accountability by serving our members through quality cost efficient education, and fostering professional partnerships.

President's Message

Happy New Year - 2015!!!

We want to see the Idaho Centennial Chapter explode with new members, new possibilities, and a renewed excitement in AGA! I love what Edith Lovejoy Pierce wrote: "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day".

There are so many opportunities for each one of us. An opportunity is a set of circumstances, occasions, or situations that makes it possible to do something that YOU want to do or have to do, or possibly do. Opportunity means a chance to grow, change and learn new things and to do things better than before - as individuals and team.

The Idaho Centennial Chapter has those opportunities this year for you! We encourage you to become involved and reach out to your co-workers to join us each month. Check out the monthly newsletters on what's happening:

Our annual Professional Development Training Conference will be held April 21-22, 2015 at the Riverside Hotel. We have a great line up of speakers and topics. You'll be able to register online this year: Plan now to attend!

Innovate. Transform. Achieve. If you are looking for a great premier education event, which offers up to 24 CPE hours, where top officials in federal, state and local government as well as academia and the private sector, three and a half days of intensive training and networking, we have the answer! July 12-15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee - AGA's Professional Development Training has been the "go-to" event for the government accountability community for more than 60 years. To register for this event,

I look forward to seeing you and GREAT THINGS this year!

Judy Shock, President

To send us information via postal mail use the following address:

P.O. Box 623, Boise, ID 83701

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