Government Connections - Fall 2015 - (Page 6)
University of Oklahoma
1st Vice President
MSW, LMSW, CGMP
Third Circuit Court Clinic for Child Study
2nd Vice President
James Lynton, CGMP
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Kimberly Forte, CGMP
The Brown Palace
Hotel & Spa
University of Florida
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The national board of directors elected by you earlier this year had our first meeting
this summer, and I gave each board member a quick survey prior to it in preparation for
those discussions. I was excited to find that there was such unanimity in these individual
responses regarding proposed priorities and goals.
Membership. In a word, that is what each board member provided to me as the key to
our future. "Membership focus"... "membership stability"... "reinvigorated membership"...
were among other similar replies. So here is what we are doing about it.
At press time for this issue of Government Connections, SGMP is creating what we are
calling a Blue Ribbon Task Force to address our society's membership experience. We
are doing this to consistently prioritize your membership and our membership stability in
a high profile way throughout our entire 2016 fiscal year. This esteemed group has a very
specific and comprehensive charge to add tools and more to the good work of our existing
national membership committee.
This task force will engage in critical national/chapter partnerships and will provide
360 degree accountability by documenting and enhancing all of the society's roles in
every SGMP member's experience. The goal will be to improve the SGMP membership
experience across the board, thereby enhancing our recruitment efforts and improving our
I have asked our first vice president and second vice president to lead this important
task force in addition to serving as national board liaisons to our membership committee.
These leaders have my utmost confidence and I know that they will be joined in this effort
by our society's best and brightest stars among our chapters and all across the country.
We have work to do - so let's get to it.
Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP
Rob Coffman, CGMP
U.S. Department of
Rob Bergeron, CAE,
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | FALL/WINTER 2015
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2015
It’s Legal. You’re Honest. But Are You Ethical?
Just Because It’s Legal Doesn’t Make It Right
The Ins and Outs of Setting Per Diem
Three Chapters Celebrate 30 Years in 2015
2015 SGMP National Education Conference & Expo
Finances & Budgeting
Meet a Member
Government Connections - Fall 2015