Hello Association Members,
We are now in the middle of our 2014/15 membership drive. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to please renew your membership now, or if you are not currently a member, to join us for the first time. With your membership, you will be joining an inspector general community that is comprised of dedicated professionals working in inspector general offices and other oversight agencies located all over the world. By joining our organization, you are making a statement that integrity and accountability in government matters, and you are part of a growing network of professionals who are dedicated to this philosophy.
I am very pleased to announce that our message is being heard, and that in the last few years our membership has been rapidly increasing. For the first time this year, we expect total membership to exceed 1,000. Our growth, in large part, can be attributed to our regional chapters located throughout the country. We now have a total of 10 chapters, including new ones in Norfolk, Boston, San Diego, and Texas.
The cost of membership in the national organization is still a relative bargain at $75, and chapter memberships start at only $20.
Membership benefits include discounted registration to our annual three-day training event that is being held this year in Newark, NJ on October 22- 24, 2014, and to our biannual Certified Inspector General Institutes®. Our next Institute will be held in Jacksonville, FL on July 28 to August 1, 2014. You will also receive members-only access to our semi-monthly newsletter, The IG News, and our soon-to-be-launched video archive.
We at the Association believe that together we are building a community of IG professionals who are working hard to safeguard our democracy. The Association offers our members an opportunity to get together, network, learn, and share best practices. Please join us!
Melinda M. Miguel