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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.


Celebrating 15 Years!

Awards Galore!

Proud to announce that two of our La Chapter members have received the Emerging Leaders with SGMP Awards. Jennifer Graffeo and Willma Harvey will be recognized at the NEC in Pittsburgh. This honor 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. Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders for 2022-2023! These honorees will also be recognized at the SGMP State of Society at NEC in Pittsburgh on June 16, 2022.

AND…LeAnna Toups-Bennett will be recognized at the National SGMP NEC as a Top Young Professional! The program recognizes individuals under 40 (at time of nomination) with proven leadership skills and a dedication to the betterment and sustainability of SGMP. LeAnna was also awarded a scholarship to attend the NEC being held in Pittsburgh! 

July  2022 Education Event

Register to attend the July 14, 2022 Monthly Networking and Education Event.  There is a virtual and in-person attendance option for this meeting.  Our speaker and host  will be founding member Carolyn Barrett, CGMP with Visit Kenner .  She will present Icebreakers, Icebreakers Baby!

The meeting will be held at the Kenner Planetarium.

2021 Awards

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

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

Contact US

SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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