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

Now accepting nominations!

The Greater Oregon Chapter of SGMP is accepting nominations for the 2017-2019 Chapter Board of Directors. The term will start July 1, 2017 and run through June 30, 2019. Please consider placing your own name in nomination or consider nominating another member for one of the board positions. It is a rewarding experience; a chance to enhance leadership skills and to make a difference for the chapter. 

Call for Nominees: Word/PDF
Nomination form: Word/PDF

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Nominations & Elections Committee:

Lila Duncan, CMP, CGMP
Desiree Everett, CMP, CGMP
Renee Schneider

Join us for our April program!

Managing Change
How Change Impacts the Meetings Industry

Our lives are permeated with change - government, organizations like SGMP, businesses, and personal. Some change we initiate, but mostly it's imposed on us. Some change we like, others we hate. In this interactive session, you'll identify change you're experiencing, your reaction to it, and factors that contribute to your response. Based on your experiences, we'll explore strategies to minimize resistance and gain the commitment of those impacted by change. We can’t eliminate change, but we can plan to make it more purposeful and successful.


Host Property
Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Special thanks to our 2017 GOSGMP Conference 
Gold Sponsors

    • Grand Hotel Salem/Salem Convention Center
    • Travel Portland


© 2016 GOSGMP.

Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals

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

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