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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.


July Education and Networking Meeting & Lunch

July 13, 2023

The next Chapter Education and Networking meeting will be held July13 in Baton Rouge.  Stay tuned for more information about topic and location!  There will not be a meeting in June due to the National Education Conference being held in Bloomington MN from June 6 - 8!  Hope you join us in Bloomington!  

The Spring Community Involvement Campaign was a success!  SGMP La Chapter members collected and donated 60 pounds of  peanut butter to the Samaritan Center in Mandeville! 


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

New Board Sworn In!

The new Board Members were sworn in by Carolyn Barrett with Visit Kenner at the May 25 meeting.

SGMP Louisiana 2023 - 2025 Officers

President – Sharon Delvisco, CGMP

1st Vice President – Melissa Lee, CGMP

2nd Vice PresidentJessica McChesney

Secretary – Wilma Harvey, CGMP

Treasurer – Allison Landry, CGMP 

SGMP La Member Receives National Recognition

Taylor Beard Stanley, with Visit Lake Charles will be recognized at the National Education Conference in June as a SGMP Top Young Professional.  In celebration of young government meeting talent, SGMP set out on a search for the Top Young Professionals in the government meetings industry. The program recognizes individuals under 40 (at time of nomination) with proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP.

In celebration of Emerging Leaders within SGMP, SGMP set out on a search for the Emerging Leaders that volunteer across SGMP. The program recognizes individuals with less than 5 years of membership, proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP.

Members were nominated by their peers and honorees were selected by a panel of industry professionals.

We congratulate all the award recipients being recognized by SGMP National as Emerging Leaders and Top Professionals:

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

Two SGMP La Members to Join National Board

Congratulations to SGMP La Members Susan Shaffette, CGMP with Team Dynamics, LLC and Zondra Jones, CGMP with Louisiana Northshore on being elected to serve on the SGMP National Board.   Zondra and Susan will serve on the National Board as Directors from July 1, 2023 to  June 30, 2025. They will be sworn in June at the National Education Conference (NEC)  being held in Bloomington, MN.

Registration is open for the SGMP National Education Conference in June. Learn more about SGMP NEC.  

Recent Awards for  SGMP La Chapter

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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