AGA Phoenix Chapter

March 2014 Proclamation

March 2014 is proclaimed to be Certified Government Financial Manager Month by

Governor Janice K. Brewer of the State of Arizona, stated as follows:

WHEREAS, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization,
which has a network of 15,000 members in 99 chapters in the United States and around the world, with both a
Phoenix and a Southern Arizona Chapter consisting of approximately 229 active members representing state,
federal, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors, and financial managers in Arizona; and

WHEREAS, AGA Phoenix and Southern Arizona 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 Arizona 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, with 82 individuals in Phoenix Chapter and 17 in the Southern Arizona

Chapter achieving the CGFM designation, of which approximately 97 are active CGFM

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby
proclaim March 2014 as Certified Government Financial Manager Month.