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.

Upcoming events

April 02, 2015 11:30 AM • Red Lion Hotel on the River/Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR

Latest News

April 24, 2014 8:58 AM • Kara Null
March 13, 2014 8:06 AM • Kara Null


2015-17 GOSGMP Board 

Congratulations to the 2015-2017 Chapter Board!

The new board will be installed at the June chapter meeting; their term of office begins July 1, 2015.

President: Kara Null

1st VP: Jan Johnston, CGMP

2nd VP: Kristin Wood

Secretary: Stephanie Bobb

Treasurer: Traci Gilges

Supplier Director: Cheryl Wierenga, CGMP

Supplier Director: Catherine Connall

Planner Director: Sheri Miller

Immediate Past President: Carolyn Wence, CMP, CGMP

  SGMP 2015 NEC

WHEN: April 28 - April 30, 2015

WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center

Registration is now open!  

SGMP is excited to announce the launch of our 2015 National Education Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, MN. This year's program will offer the latest in education for the Government Meetings Professional, providing hours of continuing education credits. Plus, enjoy two world-class keynote speakers, a marketplace filled with government-targeted suppliers and experienced decision makers, while networking with the best of the best in our industry. Make a plan to join your SGMP colleagues at the year's only conference dedicated specifically to the expertise that you offer your stakeholders. Register to attend or exhibit at SGMP 2015 NEC today!

For more information, visit the NEC webpage. 


Login to the new member portal! 

All SGMP members should login to the new member portal at the new website! It all starts after you login, and it only takes a minute! You can do it by simply entering the primary email address we have on file as your user name and then entering Password1 as your new/temporary password (once you login, create and save a new password). If you are in your renewal cycle, you can print your invoice OR simply pay online (SGMP no longer mails dues invoices).







      2016 GOSGMP Annual Conference
We are excited to announce the 2016 location for our annual conference will be Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. Watch this page for updates on the dates and conference program.
GOSGMP Member Host Property    
Maria Anderson, Salishan Spa and Golf Resort   

Join us in April!

April 2, 2015- 11:30 a.m.

Join us as we hear from contracts expert, Steve Rudner. Our speaker hails from Rudner Law Offices who exclusively represent hotels, resorts and conference centers in regard to group sales contract issues. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

GOSGMP Member Host Property 
Cheryl Wierenga, Red Lion Hotel on the River/Jantzen Beach



Greater Oregon Society of Government Meeting Professionals | PO BOX 862 | Salem, OR 97308 | Questions? Email

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