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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Certified Government Financial Manager Month

WHEREAS, the Richmond Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization that is part of the Association of Government Accountants which has a network of more than 14,000 members in 101 chapters in the United States and around the world. The Richmond Chapter has approximately 300 active members representing state, federal, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors, and financial managers in Virginia; and,

WHEREAS, the AGA Richmond Chapter members have responded to the 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. The AGA Richmond Chapter is making significant advances both in professional ability and in service to the citizens of the Commonwealth by mastering increasingly technical and complex requirements; and,

WHEREAS, the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) program of the AGA provides a means of demonstrating professionalism and competency by requiring CGFM candidates to have appropriate education and employment history in order to abide by the AGA’s Code of Ethics. The CGFM program of the AGA also requires the successful completion of three examinations requiring expertise in Governmental Environment, Governmental Financial Management and Control, and Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting. Each CGFM holder is required 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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize March 2022 as Certified Government Financial Manager Month in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all of our citizens.