Public Announcements


January 2019 Chapter Meeting: Food Drive

Hunger never takes a day off

The need for food to feed the hungry.

The need never stops.

Every month local families need help.


The MN NIGP Chapter is asking your help to donate non-perishable food to help restock a local food shelf

Please bring your food items to the

MN NIGP Chapter Meeting

On January 25, 2019 at

Washington County Gov. Center

14949 62nd St. N. Stillwater 55082


Goods will be donated to the Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)  SACA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization

·         canned beans

·         dry beans

  • peanut butter, or other nut butters
  • rolled oats
  • canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup
  • canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium
  • low-sodium soups
  • canned tuna in water
  • canned chicken
  • brown rice
  • nuts, unsalted
  • seeds, unsalted
  • tuna
  • shelf stable milk and milk substitutes
  • whole grain pasta
  • low-sodium pasta sauce
  • popcorn kernels (not microwave popcorn)
  • canned stews
  • unsweetened apple sauce
  • whole grain, low-sugar cold cereals
  • olive or canola oil
  • canned tomatoes
  • dried fruits, no sugar added
  • honey
  • chicken, beef and vegetable broths stock
  • toiletries and Feminine products

If you would like to write a check - make it out to:  Southern Anoka Community Assistance



Sister Chapter Agreement with the Alaska - Hawaii Procurement Association of NIGP

MN-NIGP is excited to announce our NIGP Sister Chapter Relationship with the Alaska - Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association (AHGPA) of NIGP.  The potential for this agreement was previously reviewed and discussed at the July 2017 chapter meeting.  


The agreement was executed on September 11, 2017 by the signatures of MN-NIGP Chapter President Debra Lesmeister and AHGPA Chapter President Jeff Dansdill.


The agreement provides for the "collaborative partnership of educational, charitable, and special events by both chapters for the benefit of each respective chapter membership."  Each chapter commits to ", promote, and encourgage each respective chapter's educational programs, professional networking, and outreach opportunities..."  Additionally, the agreement allows each chapter's president to become an honorary member of the sister chapter.  


Learn more about the Alaska - Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association of NIGP by clicking on the link.


View or obtain a copy of the Sister Chapter Relationship agreement by logging into the members only area of our website.  Click on the "Downloads" link under the members area section.  Search for 2017 MN-NIGP AHGPA Sister Chapter Agreement.