President's Letter
May 2019
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Greetings Boston Chapter Members,

Hello Boston Chapter Members,

Spring is in full swing, especially the rain, and we have
our Celtics and Bruins contending for the Larry O'Brien
Trophy and the Stanley Cup respectively. During this
past month, our Chapter leadership has been busy putting the finishing touches

on our May 30th Regional PDT at Bentley. This is the Chapter’s signature event,
where we bring our valued members and the government financial management
community together, so we can enhance our skills and network with our

Our awesome agenda provides a variety of topics which should satisfy the need
of our diverse financial management attendees.  Our incoming National
President, Ernie Almonte, will be our morning keynote speaker, and former US
Attorney, Carmen Ortiz, will be our luncheon keynote speaker. In addition, we will
be conducting our annual charitable collections. Please plan to join us by going
to our website ( to register.

In early May, Chapter leaders, Craig Hall, President-Elect, Dan Bonnette, our
incoming National Council of Chapters (NCC) Representative, and Malé Kamya,
incoming VP for Planning, will represent the Chapter at LEAD! 2019 in
Baltimore. LEAD! is AGA's chapter and national leadership training, bringing
volunteers together with AGA national office staff to discuss the following
objectives: AGA's national direction and initiatives; expectations of our leaders;
ways to improve member services and Chapter operations; and how to access
information to be a more effective leader.

For the 3rd year, our Chapter Community Service Committee will be supporting
the Massachusetts Military Heroes Flag Garden from May 22-27 at the Boston
Common. Volunteers will be needed to help plant the flags, attend the name
reading ceremony, watch the flags, and take the flags down. Thank you Karen
Payne for once again organizing this event.  

Have a marvelous May and I look forward to seeing you at Bentley on May 30th.