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: https://nigputah.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=450275&module_id=480446
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Utah Chapter NIGP President