Welcome to the Central Ohio Chapter

of the Association of Government Accountants!


About Us


AGA serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.


Another exciting year for the Central Ohio AGA is underway.   Our Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) is hard at work planning for the upcoming months.  Central Ohio AGA is lucky to have such dedicated volunteers who continue to improve our program year after year. 


Please remember we are always looking for new faces and ideas - consider volunteering throughout the year by participating in a sub-committee or accepting a future CEC role.  This is your opportunity to have a voice in our educational and program events as well as promote the accounting profession.  Feel free to contact a CEC member to express your interest in volunteering during the upcoming year.


News & Announcements


Sponsor Central Ohio AGA!

Central Ohio AGA's sponsorship program is an affordable way to support our strategic goals and attain recognition in the government financial management and accounting and auditing community. Sponsors receive numerous benefits corresponding to the level chosen.  For more infomation, including a sponsorship registration form, please CLICK HERE.


Annual Report to Our Members

Central Ohio AGA's annual report to our members for the 2012-2013 program year is now available.  Please CLICK HERE to download and view a copy.  In regard to our annual report, we were proud to receive a Certificate of Achievement award in member-centric reporting from AGA National.


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Also, be sure to check out our monthly newsletter for the latest on what is happening with the Central Ohio AGA Chapter!


COAGA Scholarships

Each year, Central Ohio AGA awards one or more scholarships to active members, family members of an active member, or other selected candidates who are currently enrolled in full or parttime study. 

We recently announced our scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 program year.  Please CLICK HERE to go to our Scholarship & Awards page and see our winners!


Sponsor COAGA!

Central Ohio AGA is Ohio’s premier association in advancing government accountability. If your target market includes chief financial officers, auditors, accountants and treasurers, then you need to be visible within our organization.  The Sponsorship Program is an affordable way to support Central Ohio AGA’s strategic goals and attain recognition in the government finance community. Central Ohio AGA hopes to make it easy and efficient for you to maximize your marketing dollars. 


Within our Corporate Sponsorship Packet you will find that sponsorships are available at several different levels.  If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or have any questions, please email our Sponsorship Chair, Carrie Simmons.    









Upcoming Events 


Monthly Education Events

Please check out our Education Opportunities page for a complete listing of upcoming education events.


On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Central Ohio AGA will present "Basel III: New Capital and Liquidity Standards - The Changing Economics of Collateralized Deposits."  The training event will take place from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.  For additional details and to register for this event, please CLICK HERE.


2014 Professional Development Training

Registration is now open! Central Ohio AGA's 30th Annual Regional Professional Development Training (PDT) will take place on October 14 and 15, 2014 at the Quest Conference Center, in the Polaris District at the north end of Columbus. Please refer to our PDT page for more information or CLICK HERE to go directly to our registration website.


Networking Happy Hour

Central Ohio AGA would like to invite members and a guest to a Happy Hour Networking Event at Columbus Brewing Company located at 525 Short Rd, Columbus, OH 43015 on Friday September 12, 2014. The happy hour will include appetizers and drinks, including in-house craft beverages. They also have select happy hour $5 martinis and $5 wines for those who do not prefer beer. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. and run until approximately 7:00 p.m. (last call). So please stop in after work to enjoy food and beverages with your fellow Central Ohio AGA members. To RSVP. or if you have any questions, please email Bethany Staats.


Tailgate Time!

Central Ohio AGA and the Greater Columbus AGA would like to invite all members and any guests to a Buckeye Tailgate on Saturday, October 18th for the OSU game versus Rutgers. The tailgate will begin at 11 a.m, and the Buckeye game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Viewing will be available at the tailgate, so please bring a chair and join us if you do not have tickets. We will provide lunch items (suggestions are welcome, as the bus has a grill) along with beverages, such as water and pop. Members and their guests of legal age may bring alternative beverages to consume at their leisure. We will have cooler space available if needed. 

The tailgate will take place in the RV Ackerman/315 lots (Corner of Ackerman and Fred Taylor Dr., by the Track Stadium) in spot #140 Buckeye Lot 2. The spots are labeled in the lot. There is parking available in the non-RV part of the Ackerman/315 lot for $15. The first 15 members to RSVP for the event will have their parking paid for by Central Ohio AGA. Parking is first come-first serve so please arrive early to secure a spot. Please RSVP by sending an email to Bryan Cottrill with your number of guests (no limit on guests). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryan.


Community Service Event

Central Ohio AGA will be volunteering at the ticket sales booth at Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Oktoberfest takes place at the Ohio Expo Center and Ohio State Fairgrounds at 717 E. 17th Ave. in Columbus.  A T-shirt and food voucher will be provided.  This is an outdoor event, so prepare for rain or shine.  To register as a volunteer, please contact Caren Murdock.



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