President’s Message

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Dear Association Members and Friends,

“Plus ca change, Plus c’est la meme chose” (“The more things change, the more they stay the same”) — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

In May of 2012, the following headlines appeared in Louisiana media outlets:

Louisiana Legislator Calls OIG Waste
Inspector General Hopes Senate Will Keep Office From Closing
Inspector General’s Office Too Valuable To Eliminate
Battle Over Funding for State IG Rife With Coincidence
Inspector General Funding Restored

 

Four years later, the following headlines appeared in Louisiana media outlets:

Louisiana House Committee Votes to Close Down State Inspector General
Lawmakers Propose Eliminating OIG
Louisiana Inspector General Questions Lawmakers Motives
Inspector General Fights to Keep Office Open
OIG Funding Restored in Next Year’s Budget

For those of you who may be interested, you can google the Louisiana Inspector General’s Office and find these and many more stories about the fight to save our office. Some might call Louisiana politicians trying to shut down a highly effective public corruption agency the classic “Man Bites Dog” story. I think it is enough to say: “Plus ca change, Plus c’est la meme chose.”

2016 Board of Directors Election

In October 2016, the Association will hold an election to fill three (3) vacancies on our Board of Directors. The newly elected Board Members will serve three (3) year terms, which begin on January 1, 2017. You can also contact Executive Director Phil Zisman if you have questions about serving on the Board. For information on the election process, please click here.

AIG BOD Election Information

Nominations Form 2016

It’s Time to Register for the Boston Conference

The Association’s annual conference will be held in Boston, MA on November 16 -18, 2016. We fully expect to sell out.  The conference will bring together leaders from across the inspector general community, and we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary!  For a link to our conference webpage please click here.

 

The 2016/17 Membership Year

The 2016/17 membership year began on July 1, 2016. If you haven’t done so already, please renew your membership. This is particularly important for certified members, who are required to maintain membership to keep their certifications in active status.