|President Cheryl Shanaberger, MPA, CPPO|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
I am honored to be serving as your President this year and look forward to working with each one of you to continue the FAPPO tradition of excellence in professional development, networking opportunities and value added conferences.
Now is the time to include in your budgets attendance to the Fall Work Shop on November 8, 2013, at the St. Lucie Hilton Gardens in Port St. Lucie and attendance for the 47th Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show. The Conference is scheduled to be held on April 13-17 at the Marriot West Palm Beach and the Palm Beach County Convention Center, directly across from the hotel.
Thank you for your continued support and please feel free to reach out to me at any time with comments.
The National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting (NCPPC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of position papers submitted by NIGP: The Institute for Public Purchasing. In a related exercise, the NCPPC is promoting white papers submitted by NASPO, the National Association of State Procurement Officials. This is the first time in its 7-year history the NCPPC has authorized its seal of approval.
Several of our FAPPO members were honored at the 68th NIGP Forum and received prestigious awards for their contributions to the procurement profession.
This contest is open to all Regular FAPPO members and, of course, Officers are not eligible to compete. The FAPPO organization and its members have made a commitment to respect and to provide equitable treatment to all the procurement professionals, constituents, internal customers and external customers. FAPPO recognizes the range of differences among all those that procurement professionals have interaction including their value and contributions from each. The Diversity Essay should address why inclusiveness and respect for diversity is important to procurement. What are the implications of diversity for procurement; in your office, entity, vendor relations or customer relations?
Announcing FAPPO’s 6th Annual Essay Contest: this contest is open to all Regular FAPPO members and, of course, Officers are not eligible to compete. Change is inevitable, yet something in our nature fiercely resists it. Your essay should address why we naturally want to resist change, why change is necessary, the challenges associated with implementing change and how to survive and thrive in an ever changing environment.
FAPPO is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2014 Annual Conference to be delivered to the membership during its 47th Annual Conference from April 13 through April 16 in beautiful and exciting West Palm Beach. Selected topics will motivate and educate our members who are “Challenged to Change”. Presenters are encouraged to share experience, expertise, knowledge, and transferrable capabilities with colleagues to offer solutions for future success.
Nominations for Officer are now open.