Congratulations - Spring 2019 CPPO/CPPB Designees!

Please join ETPA in congratulating the following members who successfully completed the spring 2019 UPPCC certification examinations.

Donnie Fawver, CPPB Knox County
Heather Whitehead, CPPB Knox County
Jay Garrison, CPPO, CPPB Knox County

The Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Public Professional Buyer (CPPB) credentials are recognized throughout the procurement profession and demonstrate an individual's comprehensive mastery of public procurement. The UPPCC is currently accepting application submissions for the October 14 - 26, 2019 testing window. Visit the for upcoming deadlines and registration information.




2018 ETPA Award Winners

A big congratulations to this year's recipients and thanks to everyone who submitted nominations!

Manger of the Year: Boyce Evans, Deputy Director of Finance, City of Knoxville

Buyer of the Year: Jolene Combs, CPPB, Buyer, City of Johnson City

Volunteer of the Year: David Griffin, CPPO, Contract & Procurement Manager, City of Knoxville/Knox County Public Building Authority




Congratulations - Fall 2018 CPPB Designees!

UPPCC has announced the newest desginees of CPPB and CPPO Certifications from the October 2018 Class and two of our ETPA members are recipients! Please join us in congratulating Hazel Orick Gibson (KCDC) and Larry Harper (City of Alcoa) for obtaining their CPPB Certification. Obtaining certification helps both our members, agencies, and profession. Per NIGP, 74% of managers say they are more likely to hire a certified individual and certification helps build the credibility of our profession. Way to go Hazel & Larry - congratulations from ETPA!!!




2018 NIGP's 2018 Volunteer Award Recipient - Lynn Farnham

Please join us in congratulating our ETPA Treasurer Lynn Farnham, Roane County Purchasing Agent, in being chosen as NIGP's 2018 Volunteer of the Year! As you all know, Lynn is truly one of our most dedicated VOLUNTEERS, always willing to help in not just ETPA but also TAPP and NIGP. ETPA recognized her efforts by awarding her the 2017 Volunteer of the Year award and we're pleased that NIGP's Talent Council agrees with us on believing Lynn should be recognized!

Lynn will receive the Volunteer Award at this year's NIGP Forum in Nashville on Wednesday morning during the 10:00 Plenary Session. NIGP will reserve three tables for us near the stage so those of you attending, please join us that morning to cheer Lynn and hopefully, we'll get to hear Rocky Top played at Forum for the second year in a row - way to go Lynn!!




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