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WHEREAS, transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of a responsible government, especially in financial management; and

WHEREAS, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization that is dedicated to serving those who are faced with the challenge of using financial resources within the government in the most effective, efficient ways possible, and the AGA provides quality education, fosters professional development and certification, and supports standards and research to advance government accountability; and

WHEREAS, since 1950 the AGA has been the catalyst addressing the issues and challenges facing government financial managers, and they currently have 14,000 members and 101 chapters worldwide, which represent every level of government financial management; and

WHEREAS, the Certified Government Financial Manager program of AGA promotes professionalism and competency, and it requires candidates to have appropriate educational and employment history, and to pass three examinations testing their expertise in governmental environment, governmental financial management and control, government accounting, financial reporting and budgeting; and

WHEREAS, Certified Government Financial Manager Month recognizes the hard work and dedication of professionals who uphold transparency and accountability as paramount qualities for all people who work in public service;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 2018 as

 Certified Government Financial Manager Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley