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Resolution RS2019-1629

A resolution proclaiming March 2019 as “Certified Government Financial Manager Month” in Nashville and Davidson County.

WHEREAS, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization with a network of more than 14,000 members in 101 chapters in the United States and around the world; and

WHEREAS, there are approximately 375 active members representing state, federal, municipal, and private sector accountants, auditors, and financial managers in Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, the AGA Nashville Chapter membership includes several employees of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, as well as a large number of state employees located in the Nashville area; and

WHEREAS, AGA Nashville Chapter members have responded to the AGA’s mission of “Advancing Government Accountability” as it continues broad educational efforts with an emphasis on maintaining high standards of conduct, honor, and character in its Code of Ethics. The AGA Nashville Chapter is further making significant advances in professional ability and in service to the citizens of Tennessee 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 educational and employment history, to abide by the AGA’s Code of Ethics and to pass three (3) examinations requiring expertise in Governmental Environment, Governmental Financial Management and Control, and Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting; and

WHEREAS, CGFM holders must complete at least eighty (80) hours of continuing professional education in government financial management topics or related technical subjects every two years; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper the Metropolitan Council recognize the work and accomplishments of the Nashville Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as proclaiming March 2019 as “Certified Government Financial Manager Month” in Nashville and Davidson County.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Jeremy Elrod, Tanaka Vercher

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Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedMarch 5, 2019

AdoptedMarch 5, 2019

ApprovedMarch 6, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 03/08/2019 12:37 PM