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AGA DC President Ross Simms

President's Message

Dear Washington DC Chapter Members,

We are committed to sharing knowledge and information about key government financial management topics. Last month, we offered two hours of free CPE on Cybersecurity to help our members and friends stay abreast of the risks that cyber events pose, and we provided one hour of CPE on Integrating Risk Management in the Federal Government. Mike Wetklow, Chief, Accountability, Performance, and Reporting Branch, Office of Management and Budget delivered the presentation which can be accessed here >>

We also provided networking opportunities at our joint picnic with the Northern Virginia and Montgomery/Prince George’s County Chapters and during our luncheon at The Hamilton Live.

The chapter remains active in the community as well. We participated in the FANtastic March 5K (Run/ Walk) Fundraiser for Jan's Tutoring House a charitable organization that provides educational and enrichment activities for inner city Washington, DC school-age children and youth. Also, we raised funds to help the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). CFSA is the public child welfare agency in the District of Columbia responsible for protecting child victims and those at risk of abuse and neglect, and assisting their families.

Currently, we have over 1,800 Chapter members and over 100 new members joined during the 2015 program year. We will recognize our new members during the monthly meetings and assist them in maximizing the tremendous value of Chapter membership.

During October, we will offer two hours of free CPE on Fraud Risk Management in Government Programs and, during our monthly luncheon meeting, one hour of CPE on Electronic Invoicing. Our social event and networking opportunity will feature the National Zoo's Night of the Living Zoo! Visit our website for the dates and times. Also, our Chapter has teamed with the Northern Virginia and Montgomery/Prince George’s County Chapters to raise funds for Miriam’s Kitchen, a DC organization that is committed to ending chronic homelessness. To support our efforts visit

To join our team in planning and conducting Chapter events and activities, email me at

Ross Simms
Chapter President