AGA Phoenix Chapter

March 2017 Proclamation

WHEREAS, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization, which
has a network of 14,000.members in 101 chapters in the United States and around the world, with both
a Phoenix Chapter and a Southern Arizona Chapter consisting of approximately 229 active members
representing state, federai, 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 100
individuals in Arizona achieving the CGFM designation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim
March 2017 as

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and causetl to
be afiixed the Creat Scal of rhc State of Arizona

Douglas Ducey, Governor

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this thirty-first day of January in
the year Two Thousand and Seventeen and of the Independence of thc
United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-First.


Michele Reagan, Secretary of State