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Utah Chapter President’s Message July 2021

Dear Utah Chapter NIGP Members,

Happy New Fiscal Year for many of you! We hope you are enjoying vacations and some much needed breaks this summer, and surviving our heat wave and drought.


We have much planned for our chapter this second half of the year, and hope that you’ll find ways to participate with us:


Brown Bag Learning Series

                July 15, 2021:  UCI- Helping to Meet Your Needs While You Help Us Change Lives

                                            Professional Technical Services for Non-Construction Related Services


Chapter Sponsored Virtual Courses

                *New Date* July 27-28, 2021  (2-Day): Core Certificate- Foundations of Planning & Analysis

August 10, 2021 (1/2 Day): Competency Module- Specification Development

October 12, 2021 (1 Day): Competency Module- Cost, Price & Value Analysis


Fall 2021 Virtual Procurement Conference              

September 16, 2021:  This will be a virtual opportunity to meet and hear from members of our vendor community, along with break out sessions.  For registration and additional details, please visit our chapter website:


Election and Chapter Meeting

                November 18, 2021: We will be back IN PERSON!  We will have our election, speakers, and a luncheon to celebrate getting to see each other face to face again.  We are looking for candidates for Vice President and Board Member (both are 3-year commitments).  If you are interested in running or would like additional details on these positions, please contact myself or Brooke Smith.



We are excited to announce that we are planning an IN PERSON Reverse Trade Show in May 2022!  More details will be coming, but we need to start forming our RTS Committee.  Such a large event takes many volunteers, and we hope you will consider joining us.  You will meet many remarkable people and get to share your talents with the chapter.  Please contact me at if you would be willing to serve on the planning committee or if you would be able to assist us on just the day of the show.


We will soon be opening up the application period for our first ever Agency Award!  This award will be given to an agency that participates in our local chapter, to recognize them for their commitment to excellence in procurement and value their department gives to their agency.  We hope you will consider applying for this award.  We want to recognize your valuable departments and the service you perform each day.


We are happy to be your resource for professional development, education and networking opportunities in Utah!  If you have any recommendations on how we can improve content or bring new opportunities your way, please feel free to reach out to any Officer or Board Member.


Enjoy your summer!

Yours Sincerely,

Tonya Hodges
Utah Chapter NIGP President


The Utah Chapter of NIGP would like to announce three chapter

sponsored virtual courses over the course of the year.


A portion of class fees will go to funding Utah Chapter NIGP Scholarships!

Scheduled Seminar:

Core Certificate: Foundations of Planning and Analysis VIRTUAL CLASS: July 27 - 28  (8 am – 5 pm MDT)

Instructor: Barbara Johnson

Cost: $425 National Institute Member/ $525 Non-Member

EARLY BIRD: $400 National Member/ $500 Non-Member. Must sign up by April 16, 2021


Scheduled Seminar:

Competency Module: Specification Development VIRTUAL CLASS: August 10  (9 am – 1 pm MDT)

Instructor: Stacy Gregg

Cost: $155 National Institute Member/ $255 Non-Member

Prices valid through August 4, 2021

Scheduled Seminar:

Competency Module: Cost, Price, and Value Analysis VIRTUAL CLASS: October 12  (8 am – 5 pm MDT)

Instructor: Marcheta Gillespie

Cost: $310 National Institute Member/ $410 Non-Member

EARLY BIRD: $285 National Member/ $385 Non-Member. Must sign up by May 30, 2021

Welcome to the Utah Chapter of NIGP!

Utah Chapter meetings are held five times per year; Jan, Mar, May, Sept, Nov
Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (MST) / *8:30 am Snacks / Networking

Meeting Location: Please see the Upcoming Events for location & address.

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