Happy New Year NIGP family!
As we look forward to another amazing year, I am stunned at how much we have accomplished as a group. We were recognized at forum this past year as having the greatest increase in chapter size, we have had some fantastic meetings and speakers that inspire us to do better. We have created a groundbreaking partnership with State Purchasing and PEP to help provide even better meetings and information/ resources to help us excel in our careers. Our reverse trade show was a huge success.
With everything we have been able to accomplish, I look forward to our bright future. We have awesome momentum and I hope we continue with that to make this next year incredible. Our reverse trade show committee has been hard at work building on the success from last year. We are anticipating reaching even more public procurement professionals with our partnership with PEP to help provide training, resources, and support.
One of my bedrock beliefs has been that we are all on the same team. We are all working toward the same goals, we want to provide the best value to the taxpayers and when we work together, we accomplish so much more than we can alone. To this end, I am excited to help the mentoring program continue to grow, I’m looking forward to being able to provide more scholarships as a result of our chapter’s hard work (which I am hoping includes sending people to forum!), and continue to build our relationships across the state.
As we keep moving forward, please keep checking our website for updates and opportunities to volunteer. None of this would be possible without you, and I truly am grateful for everyone in our chapter who helps us succeed. As Jane Goodall put it:
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Thank you for making a positive impact for every citizen in the State of Utah.
Zachary Christensen, J.D., CPPB
President – NIGP Utah Chapter