SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. Since our founding in 1981, we have grown to 2,500 members and nearly  30 chapters.

SGMP’s mission is to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals. And our objectives are to improve the quality of and promote the cost-effectiveness of government meetings. Member value in our Society is delivered though education, resources and networking. The Member Benefits section will show you much more about the SGMP membership experience.

Affiliation with a local chapter is available to every member at no additional charge. All chapter members receive additional member benefits exclusively through that chapter. Each monthly chapter meeting provides member benefits in all three areas — education, resources and networking. Go to the Chapter Affiliation section at left to learn more.

We have a variety of membership categories, each with different eligibility requirements and application rules. So it is very important to review the definitions and rules within each category to be sure you are submitting a complete and accurate membership application package. All of this information is outlined in the three "how to join" sections.

Each SGMP membership requires a single individual representative who will receive the rights and benefits of membership in our Society. Our membership, therefore, is comprised of individuals and not agencies or companies (but more than one individual at any organization may be a member). Each member in any category has one of two membership types: individual or organizational. This differentiation in type pertains only to how to handle a membership transfer. You can check out the Membership Ownership page for more details on this.

This membership brochure also includes information about joining SGMP.

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