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

Congratulations to the Greater Oregon Chapter of SGMP 2017-2019 Board of Directors

The incoming board will be installed at the June Meeting.

President: Jacque Carlisle

1st VP: Ashley Golden

2nd VP: Debbie McCune

Secretary: Sharrell Lien, CGMP

Treasurer: Christina Caudillo

Kara Null will serve as the Immediate Past President.

Join us for our June program!

How Suppliers and Planners Can Negotiate to Get What They Need in an RFP

There is a lot of information that goes into an RFP and needs to be clearly stated to ensure that the planner gets an accurate and complete response to the inquiry.

Items include the date of the event and possible alternative dates, how many attendees, number of room nights needed, meeting/breakout rooms needed, AV requirements, and more.

A panel of Planners and Suppliers will discuss the RFP process and considerations like peak/demand/periods/when a hotel can be more flexible, food and beverage, cost of AV and requirements depending on the property, and how both Planners and Suppliers can negotiate so that both parties can collect all the information they need and have a positive outcome for both. 


Host Property
Sheraton Portland Airport
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220

GOSGMP Member: Michele Clifford

© 2016 GOSGMP.

Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals

P.O. Box 862, Salem, OR 97308-0862

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