Congratulations to newly certified CPPOs!!

ETPA sends congratulations to David Griffin, with the Public Building Authority, and Ben Sharbel, with Knox County, for completing the 2017 UPPCC certification examinations and earning the coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO)! David and Ben join just 33 others who obtained their CPPO in the Fall and a limited number of procurement professionals, 2,747 total, who hold the CPPO certification. Way to go guys!!!

 

Lynn Farnham named to NIGP Committee

Members-

Please join us in congratulating Lynn Farnham, CPPO, CPPB, Roane County Purchasing Agent, for her appointment to the NIGP Forum and Products Exposition Committee! Lynn's appointment will be for a three-year term and she will serve as a great representative for Tennessee. For those who may not know, Lynn is the guiding force behind our annual hospitality suite at Fall Conference, has helped plan both Spring and Fall conferences, serves on ETPA's annual Business Matching & Tradeshow event committee, and is absolutely fabulous at planning events. Way to go Lynn - we are very proud of you!

Want to be like Lynn and get involved at the national level in NIGP? The deadline to submit applications for volunteer leadership positions has been extended to January 5, 2018. NIGP has openings on the Governing Board, Finance Council, Member Council, Talent Council, and the UPPCC Board. For more information, visit the NIGP website at http://www.nigp.org/home/about-nigp/get-involved/volunteer.

Not ready to go national? Volunteer to help in ETPA!! With NIGP Forum coming to Nashville, there will be MANY opportunities for members to help. Also, we always can use more help of planning committees for conference, membership meetings, sending out communications to members, and more. If interested or if you need more info on what's involved, please email President Terry McKee at tmckee@kcdc.org.

Congrats one more time to Lynn and Happy Holidays to all!

Penny Owens, CPPO
City of Knoxville
ETPA Website Co-Chair

 

Terry McKee wins 2017 NIGP Manager of the Year!

Join us in congratulating Our ETPA President Terry McKee, winner of the 2017 NIGP Manager of the Year!