Diane Wetherington President Diane Wetherington, CPPB, FCCM-City of Orlando-Purchasing Agent III

Welcome to the new FAPPO year!!!! I am honored and excited to serve as FAPPO's 2016/2017 President. It’s going to be a very exciting year of educational and networking opportunities! We are already hard at work planning a great FALL Workshop in Sarasota scheduled for November 4, 2016. Details will be coming soon! Plans for the 2017 50th Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show, “Personal and Professional Excellence”, are underway with some exciting keynote speakers. It takes an enormous amount of work all year long, to put together the Fall Workshop and the Annual Conference. None of it would be possible without all of the volunteers that give their time to assist in the planning. I want to thank all those who have volunteered to be on committees for our 2016-2017 FAPPO year. Your hard work and dedication are a testament to what this organization is all about. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to renew your membership. You can process your payment via credit card directly through our website or you have the ability to download and print the membership form if you are paying via check. If you have any questions or comments, please contact any one of the officers! I look forward to seeing you at either the Fall Workshop or Annual Conference, or both!!

What's New


FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2017 Annual Conference to be delivered to the membership during its 50th Annual Conference May 25, 2017 through May 27, 2017. The deadline to submit proposals is November 18, 2017. Topics for presentation should motivate, educate and challenge our members who are striving to reach “Personal and Professional Excellence”. Every presenter is invited to share experience, expertise, knowledge, and transferrable capabilities with colleagues to offer solutions for future success. Presenters will be required to submit their final presentations in PowerPoint format to the Program Chair no later than March 29, 2017. This deadline is crucial to ensure proper format of material and FAPPO will upload the presentations on-line for members to download materials prior to the conference. Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and recommendations will be submitted to the FAPPO President for approval. The Program Committee will notify all selected presenters no later than December 12, 2016 of the outcome of submitted proposals.

Annual Essay Contest

This contest is open to all Regular FAPPO members excluding current Officers. As in all professions, Public Procurement Officials want our industry members recognized and viewed as professionals at what we do. FAPPO as well as other Public Procurement Organizations have made great strides in promoting this effort in recent years. Moving forward, what should Public Procurement Officials be doing to make this a known reality? How should we, as government agency officials conduct ourselves within the profession? What should Public Procurement professionals be doing to demonstrate “Personal and Professional Excellence”? Essay entries must be submitted to Fatima F Calkins, FAPPO Vice President via email fcalkins@goaa.org or mail to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Fatima F Calkins/Purchasing Dept., 8652 Casa Verde Road, Bldg. 811, Orlando, FL 32827, by February 20, 2017. Please email any questions to Fatima F Calkins.

2017 Call for Nominations

A candidate for office must be a Regular member, in good standing, for a minimum of three (3) of the last five (5) years. A candidate for office must hold a professional procurement, contract administration, or materials management certification from a universally recognized professional association at the time of election to any office, and must retain said certification for the duration of any and all terms of office. A Candidate must have served as Chair on one of the FAPPO Committees. Candidate must have their entity's support as evidenced by a letter from their supervisor included with the nomination form. Email, or mail nomination form to: Fatima F Calkins, CPPO, CPPB c/o Greater Orlando Aviation Authority/8652 Casa Verde Road, Bldg. 811/Orlando, FL 32827 E-Mail: Fcalkins@goaa.org

2017 Diversity Contest

The Diversity Essay should address why inclusiveness and respect for diversity is important to the procurement. What are the implications of diversity for procurement; in your office, entity, vendor relations and/or customer relations. Essay entries must be emailed to Fatima F Calkins, FAPPO Vice President at fcalkins@goaa.org by February 20, 2017. Please email any questions to Fatima F Calkins.

2016 Membership Guide

The 2016 membership Guide is now available.