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Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and improve the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. SGMP delivers our membership value of education, resources, and networking to our nearly 2,000 members through 19 chapters nationwide.


Annual Education Conference and Award Luncheon

December 8 & 9

Register to attend the Annual Education Conference and Award Luncheon Event being held at the Doubletree in Kenner, La on December 8 & 9.  Download PDF of Conference Program and learn more about the  speakers are Patsy Wilkerson, MA & David Ferris, Special Agent with the DA's Office.  Our annual ornament exchange game (competition) will be held at Gendusa's Italian Eatery In Kenner on December 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Our Conference Chairperson Carolyn Barrett is also planning some fun activities as a part of the entertainment for the Conference!  Members and non-members are welcome to attend this networking and educational opportunity!

Chapter Policy Manual is Ready! 

The Louisiana Chapter Board Members approved the Chapter Policy Manual at the October Board Meeting.  It is ready for your review now!  Thanks to Allison Landry for all of the typing and editing!  Thanks to Carolyn Barrett for all the reviewing and revising!  The Board worked long hours to develop and implement the Policy Manual.

Education on Demand

  • Did you know SGMP National and the Gilmer Institute of Learning offer exclusive webinars, at no charge, to SGMP members as a membership benefit?
  • These high-quality industry education opportunities are eligible for pre-approved Contact Hour credits toward CGMP recertification.
  • Many of these webinars are available on demand for viewing at your leisure. Check them out here

Chapter Operations Plan 7/22 to 6/23

The Board Members reviewed and revised the Chapter Operations Plan for July 2022 to June 2023.  The  goals and objectives in the plan guide the Board Members as they strive to  achieve identified tasks critical to Chapter success.   Read the Plan

Scenes from November  Networking Meeting

Thank you to our speakers, Garret DeBate, Director, & Shelita Woods, State Travel Manager with Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of State Travel, for providing information about  Updates about Louisiana State Travel Regulations.  Link to PowerPoint PDF. We had a great time networking and the scholarship raffle was very successful.  

Recent Awards for La Chapter of SGMP

The Louisiana Chapter was recognized for Chapter Operations Merit at NEC held in Pittsburgh in June 2022.

The Louisiana Chapter was recognized for  Chapter Operations at NEC, which was  held in Huntsville, Alabama in September 2021

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SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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