Hazel Orick Gibson, MBA, CPPB | Procurement Analyst & Advisor

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

 “You may not always have a comfortable life. And you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems all at once. But don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.”  ~Michelle Obama~

Former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s words are awe inspiring and bring hope to the tired hearts and souls of so many.  I am still in the very early stages of my career and have watched and learned from my brothers and sisters throughout this Pandemic.  I have never been prouder of my profession.  I am truly honored to stand among some of the strongest, hardest working men and women I’ve ever known.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom and right now, most of all your resources!  This is what ETPA is about, unifying across entities.  Thank you for all you do for your entities and the citizens you serve. 

Our ETPA Forum is available if you have questions that our member community could help answer.  If you need resources we are here for you!  Go to www.etpanews.org, login, click on Forum, click Start a Thread at the top of the page and post your question.  We look forward to hearing from you!

2020 ETPA Vendor Tradeshow

We want you to know, it is ETPA’s first priority is to protect the health and safety of our members.  With that in mind, ETPA’s Executive Board has voted to cancel the 2020 Reverse Tradeshow.  This decision was given a great deal of consideration and not taken lightly.  We will come back in 2021 with a renewed energy and vigor!  Get ready 2021!

This year is full of unknowns and we are walking in a space where none of us have ever been before.  So, please bear with us as we navigate a most difficult year. 

We look forward to seeing you all very soon! 

Stay Safe & Healthy!

Hazel