SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. Since our founding in 1981, we currently have nearly 1500 members across 18 chapters and 3 satellite 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 through education, resources, and networking. The Member Benefits section will show you much more about the SGMP membership experience.

Learn about SGMP Member Benefits

Affiliation with a primary 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. 

Learn more about SGMP Chapters

We have a variety of membership categories, each with different eligibility requirements and application rules. 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.

Learn How to Join SGMP

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). 

We look forward to welcoming you to SGMP! Questions? Just ask us at [email protected]!