Mayor Coppinger Signs Proclamation For CGFM Month

Friday, March 21, 2014
Shown, from left to right, are Association of Government Accountants President Deby Davis, Mayor Jim Coppinger, Association of Government Accountants Past-President Suzy Anthony and President-Elect Chris McCollough
Shown, from left to right, are Association of Government Accountants President Deby Davis, Mayor Jim Coppinger, Association of Government Accountants Past-President Suzy Anthony and President-Elect Chris McCollough

County Mayor Coppinger signed a proclamation on Thursday, making March Certified Government Financial Manager Month in Hamilton County.

Here is the proclamation: 

WHEREAS, the Chattanooga Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization, part of the Association of Government Accountants which has a network of 15,000 plus members in 90 chapters in the United States and around the world and approximately 85 active members representing state, federal, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors, and financial managers in Hamilton County, Tennessee and

WHEREAS, AGA Chattanooga Chapter members have responded to AGA’s mission of Advancing Government Accountability, as it continues its broad educational efforts, with emphasis on high standards of conduct, honor, and character in its Code of Ethics, and are making significant advances both in professional ability and in service to the citizens of Hamilton County, Tennessee by mastering increasingly technical and complex requirements, and      

WHEREAS, the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) program of AGA provides a means of demonstrating professionalism and competency by requiring CGFM candidates to have appropriate educational and employment history, to abide by AGA’s Code of Ethics and to pass three examinations requiring expertise in Governmental Environment, Governmental Financial Management and Control, and Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting, and requires each CGFM holder to maintain certification by completing at least 80 hours of continuing professional education in government financial management topics or related technical subjects every two years.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Coppinger, County Mayor of the County of Hamilton, Tennessee do hereby proclaim the month of March 2014 as Certified Government Financial Manager Month.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the County of Hamilton, Tennessee to be affixed.  Done at the Hamilton County Courthouse in the City of Chattanooga this 20th day of March in the year two thousand fourteen.

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 JIM COPPINGER

 


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