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January 2022 Guahan Gaseta Released!
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AGA Guam Chapter Newsletter Editor Debbie Ngata published the January 2022 AGA Guahan Gaseta, your source for all things AGA!

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The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter serves professionals in the government financial management community by:

  • providing quality education;

  • fostering professional development certification; and

  • supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

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Message from the President
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Maripaz N. Perez, CGFM, CGAP, CICA, CIA, CFE,
Chapter President

Buenas yan Hafa Adai!

We welcome you to the AGA Guam Chapter.   This is my last month as your President.  I am very proud and humbled to share the wonderful news that we are once again the recipient of the Platinum Award for Achievements in Chapter Excellence. We are truly delighted and proud of this accomplishment. 

We would like to thank Mr. Tyrone J. Taitano for being our featured guest speaker last month.  Mr. Taitano is the Infrastructure Coordinator Office of Infrastructure Policy & Development, a division within the Office of the Governor.  His presentation was on “Infrastructure Projects Planned for the Island.”  In Mr. Taitano’s presentation, he discussed the various investment opportunities in infrastructure for our island that is mainly driven by the:  The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021; and Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.  He shared the infrastructure projects and how they are funded.  These are all very pertinent as our government is working to maximize all Federal funding opportunities, expedite infrastructure projects, push funding into the economy, and effectuate impactful projects. We are very grateful for the time and effort that Mr. Taitano took in his very busy schedule to prepare his insightful presentation and for sharing the division’s goals and objectives.  We also appreciate his very informative responses to the questions posed by our members. 

Education and fostering continuing professional development has been at the forefront of our mission.  We want to be your partner in your professional growth and acceleration.  To date, our chapter has offered 11 CPEs during our general membership meetings since July 2021.   Our chapter continues to strive to provide relevant and affordable training that will encourage members to strive for excellence in their current careers and equip them with the necessary core and specialized skills in the field of financial management. 

We want to congratulate our 2022 PDT raffle winners who will be attending the conference in Anaheim California from July 17 – 20, 2022.  The winners from our May 25th general membership meeting raffle were: Justin Castro and Pamela Aguigui. The three alternates are: Pilar Pangelinan, Vanessa Valencia, and Dr. Doreen Crisostomo-Muña.  The chapter funds the President-Elect’s trip for the purpose of representing the Chapter at the national board meeting.  This year, the chapter is able to send four members to the PDT due to the support of some employers who agreed to pay for some of the training costs and receipt of hotel and registration scholarships from National. Congratulations again to our winners as they represent the Guam Chapter. 

I would also like to thank and recognize our Awards Committee for their hard work to ensure that we receive recognition from our chapter’s collective efforts. We have received confirmation and are proud to announce that Dr. Doreen Crisostomo-Muña is the recipient of AGA’s 2022 Educator Award.  This award recognizes financial management professionals whose leadership, outstanding achievements, and service have significantly advanced the profession and strengthened the Association.  We also would like to congratulate Jose B. Guevara, III and Pilar Pangelinan for receiving the Recruiter of the Year Awards. Their collective hard work in recruiting and retaining our members has paid off.  Moreover, the Awards Committee’s relentless monitoring and reporting of all the activities that we did helped us earn the Platinum Award for Achievements in Chapter Excellence once again.

This is my last message as your President and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the officers, CEC members, and volunteers.  I thank each one of you for stepping up to the plate and for your leadership and support.  It has been a wonderful 12 months working with you all.  And each of your actions as a CEC and volunteer leader have raised the level of service our chapter is able to provide to the membership and the profession.   Your selfless commitment and belief in our organization’s mission is truly incredible and you are all truly appreciated. Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 

AGA membership is more important than ever. It is a key link to our profession, an opportunity to learn from others, invest in ourselves, and make our profession stronger.  We encourage you to please renew your membership if you haven’t done so.  Let’s advance and grow stronger together.  Please renew and retain your AGA membership. 

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