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

May 07, 2015 11:30 AM • Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center/3301 Market St., Salem, 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



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 May!

Food Trends in Meeting Planning + our annual Dessert Dash!
May 7, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.

One of the best ways to spice up a meeting is by adding pizazz and changing up the standard event food-and-beverage options. Join us as we hear the latest trends in catering from Melissa "Missy" Maki, Area Director of Sales for Jake's Catering and Talk Radio Host of "Simple Kitchen with Missy Maki."

We will also be featuring our annual Dessert Dash, a perfectly delicious fundraiser for GOSGMP. The table who donates the most money gets first pick of sweet confection provided by the Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center. Save your cash and your appetites for this fun event!

GOSGMP Member Host Property 
Sherrie Gottfried, Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center/Salem


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

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