Public Announcements

 

NGIP Win-Win

NIGP is helping us continue prioritizing learning and professional development with a special Win-Win incentive program— a simple and easy way for our members and our chapter to

Win Big:

  • You WIN by continuing to learn and grow while saving 30% off a number of virtual instructor-led courses
  • Our Chapter WINS by earning a 15% rebate for every one of you who signs up for these classes before June 30, 2021.
  • You must identify our chapter during the registration process for us to get the rebate.

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Congratulations Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2020 MN NIGP Award Recipients! 

 

Procurement Professional of the Year Award:
Jennifer Butkowski, Sterns County
This award is based on contributions and accomplishments in the areas of: purchasing, professional development, service to employer, MN NIGP and National NIGP involvement, and professional purchasing related certifications.  

 

Purchasing Manager of the Year Award: 
Deanna Gieseke, State of MN, Department of Natural Resources
This award is based on contributions and accomplishments in the areas of: purchasing, professional development, service to employer, MN NIGP and National NIGP involvement, and professional purchasing related certifications.

 

Distinguished Member of the Year Award:
Glen Carpenter, State of MN, Office of State Procurement
This award is for a member of the MN NIGP Chapter who has distinguished him/herself by exemplary service to the MN NIGP Chapter and the general field of purchasing over the past year.

 

Best Practices/Agency Award:
City of Minneapolis 
This award is for an agency who has demonstrated and documented an innovation or Best Practice.

 

 

Election Results!

Congratulations to all those newly elected to the MN NIGP board!
New officers will be sworn in at the January 29th meeting.
President: Glen Carpenter
Vice President: Nicki Castro
Secretary: Jill Zenzola
Membership Chair: Kristi Anton
Professional Development Chair: Lisa Truax
Program Committee Chair: Kim Austin
Communications Committee Chair: Marie Ozanne
The following board members will continue into their 2nd year of their two year term:
Treasurer: Emily Connolly
Nominations Chair: Laura Kearns
Governance Chair: Pam Marszalek
Past President: Tiffany Audette
A huge thank you to the outgoing board members for your outstanding service to MN NIGP:
Secretary: Abby Malkerson

 

Notification of proposed Bylaw changes

Your current MN NIGP board is proposing a change to our bylaws that would allow us to add two additional board chair positions: Program Committee Chair, and Communications Committee Chair. As a board we have developed descriptions for each of these roles to better support our membership. The position descriptions and proposed revisions to the bylaws are being sent to all members via email.

In order to add these roles we will need to amend our current bylaws which outline the compositon of our board of directors from four (4) additional directors to six (6) to accomodate these roles.

The Constitution and Bylaws of MN NIGP may be amended at any Chapter meeting or special meeting by a two-thirds vote of the active membership present. Notice of the proposed amendment must be sent to all members at least 15 calendar days before the meeting. Our next meeting is schedule for October 15th.