Board Vacancy Announcement 

Dear IPMA-HR MCC Members, 

Regrettably, we would like to announce that we have accepted the resignations of two
Member-At-Large Board members, Aurelie Eggert and Derrick Prather. We thank Aurelie and Derrick
for their contributions, and know that both will continue to be active members of our Chapter.
This leaves us with two immediate Board vacancies to fill, (1) position whose term expires on
June 30, 2017, and (2) position whose term ends on June 30, 2018. These positions are currently
needed to assist us in executing the program areas of Awards, Newsletter, and Membership.
We are seeking candidates to join our Board and help us fill these positions and program areas. 
In accordance with the Montgomery County Chapter Bylaws, candidates must be members in
good standing with the MC Chapter.
If you are interested in joining our Board and would like to be considered for these positions,
please e-mail your interest and a short bio or resume to:, no later
than close of business on Thursday, December 14th.  If you have any questions or would like
to learn more about these positions, please contact our current Chapter President, Gib Johnson
directly at (202) 329-8789.  Also, if you know of others who may be interested in learning about
these Board opportunities, please forward this announcement to them.
It is an exciting time for our Chapter, and we have a number of programs and initiatives this year to
help strengthen and make connections, deliver some innovation and creativity in our services, and
continue to build our Chapter for long-term sustainability. 


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Improving Employee Engagement - A Public Sector Leadership Imperative
"...One proven solution is to focus on improving employee engagement, defined as a heightened
employee connection to work, the organization and its mission, and co-workers. Engaged
employees find personal meaning, pride, and value in their work. In return, they deliver
what is known as ‘discretionary effort.’ That is, they go beyond what’s in their job descriptions
to do what it takes to help the organization succeed..."
Bob Lavigna, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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See Chapter Events for more details regarding upcoming programs and events.


Message from the President . . . .

"...The MCC has a long and proud history of being a strong and active Chapter within IPMA-HR that promotes and supports public sector professional human resources management. The Chapter provides public service professionals with a forum for discussing and sharing issues that impact our HR profession and the organizations that we support; and the Chapter provides a medium for gaining knowledge and building competencies through programs and connections with colleagues across our profession..."

-Gib Johnson, Chapter President


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IPMA-HR Montgomery County Chapter Wins Most Improved Chapter!

We are simply elated! The IPMA-HR Eastern Region awarded our Chapter the Most Improved Chapter within the Region.  What an honor!  The award was presented to our Chapter at the Eastern Region Conference held earlier this year in Rhode Island. We would like to thank everyone who supported our Chapter by attending our programs, networking events, and our Annual Conference! Thank you!