Greater Oregon

Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Improving the quality of government meetings

Since 1989, the Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (GOSGMP) has been dedicated to improving the knowledge, expertise, and cost effectiveness for individuals responsible for planning and managing government meetings through education, communications, and industry relationships.

GOSGMP is one of 30 chapters of SGMP, joined together in the mission of providing quality meeting planning education, training, and networking opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers. We are a non-profit professional organization comprised of professionals involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.

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Nominations are now open for the GOSGMP Chapter Board! 

The Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals is looking for leaders! Nominations are now being accepted for all five elected positions on the 2019-2021 Greater Oregon Chapter Board of Directors.  The incoming chapter board shall be sworn in during the chapter meeting/event nearest to, but before, the July 1st start date of their term of office from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. If you wish to be considered as a candidate, or wish to nominate someone else,  complete the nomination form. The nominations period will remain open until 5:00pm local time on April 4.  

The chapter’s Nominations & Elections Committee is responsible for arranging and overseeing the chapter elections process. Special thanks to Susan Bailey, Traci Gilges, and Jan Johnston, CGMP for agreeing to be a part of this committee. Should you have any additional questions, contact Kara Null, the committee chair, at or at 503-947-7515.              

Any chapter member in good standing for at least six months (in the category noted below) prior to nomination shall qualify for nomination to and election on the chapter board of directors:

President - (Government Planner or Contract Planner)

First Vice President  - (Government Planner or Contract Planner)

Second Vice President -  (Supplier or Associate Supplier)

Secretary - (Government Planner or Contract Planner)

Treasurer - (Supplier, Associate Supplier, or Contract Planner)

SGMP has made several revisions to the bylaws and policies affecting chapter elections since this chapter’s last election. This year’s timeline has also been revised. Key nominations & elections process deadlines this year are the following:

  • Chapter nominations must close by 4/04/19
  • Chapter membership online voting opens on 4/18/19
  • Chapter membership online voting closes at 5:00pm eastern time on 4/24/19
  • Chapter election results are announced to entire chapter by 4/27/19
  • New chapter board members must be installed by 6/30/19
  • Code of Ethics form (signed by all new chapter board members) must be received at SGMP by 6/30/19    

Nominations and Elections Summary

Timeline for Nominations and Elections

Campaign Rules

Join us for our monthly meeting in April!

April 4, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Join a leading mobile app provider for an informative and entertaining discussion on how to get the most out of mobile apps for your conference. We'll share stories and discuss several key topics, such as important terms to know, increasing attendee engagement, improving supplier/vendor participation, analytics, and what Apple and Android require of meeting organizers. Meeting planners and suppliers will learn how to take advantage of mobile event apps before, during, and after the events. Register today for this informative and practical presentation.

 Host Property

Radisson Red Portland
1455 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201



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