Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas The Boston Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants is a professional organization with 331 active members representing federal, state, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors and financial mangers in Massachusetts; and

Whereas Awarded by the Association of Government Accountants, the Certified Government Financial Manager certification program encourages the critical need for an increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government financial managers; and

Whereas The certified Government Financial Manager program provides a means of demonstrating professionalism and competency by requiring candidates to have appropriate educational and employment history, to abide by AGA’s Code of Ethics and to pass a three part examination requiring expertise in various financial subjects; and

Whereas Certified Government Financial Managers respond to AGA’s mission of Advancing Government Accountability, as it continues its educational efforts with emphasis on high standards of conduct, honor, and character in its Code of Ethics, and are making significant advances both in professional ability and in service to the citizens of Massachusetts,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim March, 2014, to be,

CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL
MANAGER MONTH

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this twentieth day of February, in the year two thousand and fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts