President’s Message

 

AIG President, Melinda Miguel

Hello Association Members,

I write on the eve of our Winter Certified Inspector General Institute® to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Once again, demand for our certification courses remains strong and we are expecting approximately 100 attendees.  We are returning to Texas this winter to complete the job we started last year when we held our Winter Institute in Austin, TX. We made a promise to Inspector General Douglass Wilson of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General to provide a convenient and affordable opportunity for him to send his qualified auditors and investigators to our Institute, and at the same time continue to serve the growing IG community in the Southwest region.  Our commitment to Texas has certainly strengthened our organization. We now have many new Texas national members and also accepted the charter of a new local Texas Chapter of the Association.  I look forward to a productive and enjoyable week in San Antonio, and I want to thank  Doug Wilson and his staff at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission OIG for their warm Texas welcome.

I am also pleased to announce our affiliation with the newly founded Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI) – a joint venture between Columbia University School of Law and New York City’s Department of investigation, the agency charged with identifying, preventing, and prosecuting corruption in New York City.  CAPI’s three-pronged mission is: to build a community of practitioners, scholars, individuals in the non-profit sector, and other interested parties whose goal is corruption-free government; to encourage collaboration within the CAPI community and to support the community’s work by providing best practices materials, issuing publications, and hosting conferences and other events; and to support research and discussion of important issues related to public integrity. We look forward to co-sponsoring CAPI’s first symposium this spring.

I hope you enjoy the latest issue of IG News, and please note we are now concentrating on providing original content about the inspector general community.

Sincerely,

Melinda M. Miguel
AIG President


 

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