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


COAGA Members can NOW take 2 CGFM exams for FREE!

Enroll in the CGFM program in May and save $250.  To qualify for the promotion, an individual must:
Be a current member of AGA for the 2015-2016 membership year, and

   Complete the CGFM application requirements between 5/5/15 and 5/31/15 (Note: this includes submitting the online CGFM application form, paying the $85 application fee and submitting the required official college transcript to the AGA Office of Professional Certification).

National AGA Voucher for one test:

Individuals who have met the above criteria and are enrolled in the CGFM program will be issued one exam voucher by National AGA that can be used in lieu of payment for the Governmental Environment examination taken at a Pearson VUE testing center. The testing appointment must be scheduled and the exam must be taken by November 30, 2015.

COAGA Reimbursement for the second test:

Individuals who have met the above criteria and are enrolled in the CGFM program will be reimbursed for their second test by COAGA. Members will email their proof of application fee (PDF at end of payment process) to Bryan Cottrill at bryan@kcr-cpa.com. Bryan Cottrill will then provide members with the reimbursement process for the second test.  The testing appointment must be scheduled and the exam must be taken by May 31, 2016.

CLICK HERE to see additional information regarding the National AGA promotion!


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 2014-2015 program year is now available.  Please CLICK HERE to download and view a copy. 


Now you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter!



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.

If interested in the volunteering events or would like additional information, please contact the Central Ohio AGA Community Service Chair at Community@coaga.org


COAGA Members Join Us for “Paint Nite” @ Old Bag of Nails

 “Paint Nite” @ Old Bag of Nails – Hilliard, with

      Elements Art Studio (http://www.elementsartstudio.net)

The Central Ohio AGA is excited to invite members and a guest to “Paint Nite” on December 10th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM at Old Bag of Nails located at 4065 Main Street, Hilliard, OH 43026. The cost is $10 per attendee and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP as soon as possible (but no later than November 30th, 2015) to reserve your spot(s) – available tickets are limited! To RSVP, for questions, or to find out where to send payment to, please send an email to Bethany Staats at bstaats@uaoh.net.

Below is what we will be painting!



Some Pictures from last year’s fun event!




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