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10/16/2016 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, the AGA Capital Chapter participated in a community service event - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk for the American Cancer Society.
Click here to go to our 'Photos' page and see a picture from the event.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 11/23/2016 9:17:18 AM

9/24/2016 - Schenectady Habitat for Humanity ReStore

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the AGA Capital Chapter participated in a community service event at the Schenectady Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Click here to go to our 'Photos' page and see a picture from the event.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 11/23/2016 9:18:43 AM

5/21/2016 - Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the AGA Capital Chapter participated in a community service event at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Click here to go to our 'Photos' page and see a picture from the event.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 11/23/2016 9:16:20 AM

5/16/2016 - Updated Bylaws

Changes to the Bylaws for membership ratification at June awards luncheon on June 2, 2016.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 11/23/2016 9:13:58 AM

5/3/2016 - Outstanding Achievements in Government Accountability Award

Chief Budget Examiner Wins Local Accountability Award!!!

The New York Capital Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is proud to announce that the NYS Division of the Budget Chief Budget Examiner Joseph Conroy will receive its prestigious Outstanding Achievements in Government Accountability Award at the State Academy for Public Administration Annual Public Service Excellence Award ceremony on May 16 at the Rockefeller College in Albany. Mr. Conroy will also be honored at the Chapter’s annual awards luncheon held at Wolferts Roost Country Club in Albany on June 2.

The award formally recognizes government employees who have demonstrated sustained outstanding leadership and notable contributions to financial management.

May 03, 2016 Press Release

List of Previous Award Winners

Click here to learn more about the Outstanding Achievement in Government Accountability Award.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 8/18/2016 5:27:31 AM

2/8/2016 - 2015-16 Education Program Guide

Our 2015-16 Education Program Guide is now available. It is filled with a list of all our Chapter events including community service events, a message from our Chapter President, a list of our Chapter Officers and Directors and much more.

Click here to view or download this Program Guide.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 8/18/2016 5:25:05 AM

10/2/2015 - Citizen Centric Report for the New York Capital Chapter

Our Chapter's Citizen Centric Report (CCR) is now available.

Citizen Centric Report 2014-2015 (Current)
Citizen Centric Report 2013-2014
Citizen Centric Report 2012-2013
Citizen Centric Report 2010-2011

Also, we have:
AGA National's Citizen Centric Report for 2013-2014
Albany County's Citizen Centric Report

Last Updated by: LBrown on 8/18/2016 5:24:49 AM

4/1/2015 - John Wrafter

John Wrafter – Chapter’s “Founding Father”
It is with deep sorrow to report that John Wrafter, our Chapter’s Founding Father, first Chapter President and Lifetime AGA Member has recently passed away. John was a leader in so many ways, taking charge in October 1977 to establish and charter our chapter with the AGA. A description of our “beginnings” can be found on our website at Chapter Beginnings.

John had a great sense of humor and used it in directing staff at the State Comptroller’s Office and the then Department of Social Services. He would poke fun at his audit staff that would like to use the phrase “we conducted an audit …” in their reports. John would mimic the arm movements of an orchestra conductor to encourage staff to use a better verb than “conduct”. More recently, at the Chapter’s 30th anniversary dinner, John entertained us with a clever piece he entitled, "Born Too Soon"

We honored John several years ago by renaming our most prestigious membership award, the John Wrafter Distinguished Service Award. This award is the Chapter’s highest honor and recognizes outstanding contributions that have had a major impact on Chapter activities. Past recipients generally have had more than one year of significantly active service and most have also previously received the Chapter Service Award (although this is not a prerequisite).

We will miss John and will look back fondly at his contributions to the Chapter, the Accountability Community and his great sense of humor. To read his obituary, you can click here for a pdf version or click here to go to the legacy website.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 4/1/2015 10:56:20 AM

1/16/2015 - National Leadership Award

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Receives National Leadership Award

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) has selected Honorable Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, as the recipient of the 2015 William R. Snodgrass Distinguished Leadership Award.

Mr. DiNapoli is scheduled to accept the award at AGA’s National Leadership Conference on February 11, 2015. The AGA presents two prestigious awards at this conference each year to state government professionals. The award Mr. DiNapoli will be receiving is the most prestigious state government award presented by AGA to a professional who embodies the highest personal and professional standards within the field of financial management. The award is named for former Tennessee Comptroller William R. Snodgrass, who served in the office from 1955 to 1999.

Among his accomplishments, Comptroller DiNapoli instituted the most stringent reporting requirements on investments, fees and other information; barred investment firms contributing to his campaign from doing business with the State pension fund; and provided a leading voice in getting the Securities and Exchange Commission to impose tough new rules on “pay to play” to prevent improper influence on investment decisions.

Comptroller DiNapoli launched a Fiscal Stress Monitoring System to evaluate the fiscal condition of local governments and school districts throughout the state. The introduction of the system enabled those municipalities perceived to be in fiscal distress to receive an early warning. This effort has also enabled Controller DiNapoli to shed light on the challenges of today’s tough economy which have led such communities to face fiscal distress. The Comptroller also consistently advocates for budget and debt reform to give New York State a more secure fiscal future.

Comptroller DiNapoli has identified billions in misuse, waste and savings. He completed a five year school accountability project that audited all 733 school districts and BOCES in the State. In 2012, he launched a series of audits that found widespread abuse of public funds by special education contractors, resulting in several criminal referrals, felony arrests and restitution. During his tenure with the NYS Legislature, he advocated for, sponsored and successfully passed stronger school district accountability laws in response to the scandals that exposed the theft of millions of taxpayer dollars on Long Island.

Comptroller DiNapoli is in good company as winner of this prestigious award. Prior winners of this distinguished award include: Brian Sonntag, Washington State Auditor; Controller Edgar Ross, Kentucky Office of the Comptroller; Controller John Chiang, State of California; Robert Childree, Former State Auditor of Alabama; and Comptroller Peter Franchot, State of Maryland.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 10/2/2015 6:20:14 AM

1/13/2015 - Young Professionals PDT Scholarship

Young Professionals PDT Scholarship

The AGA Young Professionals Focus Group (YPFG) annually selects five young professionals to attend the AGA Professional Development Training (PDT) each July. The participants in this program will act as ambassadors for attendees and assist with host committee duties. National AGA will pay for your registration and hotel. Your New York Capital Chapter will pay your economy airfare to the PDT if you are selected! That's about a $500 value. The PDT will be in Nashville this year so you can expect a great time. You'll find the networking and comradery of AGA members from throughout the country to be outstanding. Dozens of private firms and government agencies will be on hand as vendors that you can discuss all kinds of opportunities. Interested?
Click here to see if you meet the requirements and to obtain an application. If you have any questions, contact Ray Harris, Vice President of Membership, at Please let Ray know if you do submit your application. Good luck.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 10/2/2015 6:19:57 AM

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