Public Announcements


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


Nominations for Chapter Awards

Time to recognize your peers for their great work and contributions to public procurement!

MN NIGP is accepting nominations in the following award categories:

  • Purchasing Manager of the Year Award
  • Procurement Professional of the Year Award
  • Distinguished Member of the Year Award
  • Best Practices Award
  • The Richard M. Slivak, Jr. Award

These awards are a way to recognize the exceptional work done by MN NIGP members.  These awards highlight exemplary service, innovative purchasing processes and practices, significant contributions to the individual’s agency and the MN NIGP Chapter, work toward professional certifications, and leadership, innovation, and high ethical standards within their agency and within the purchasing profession.

Recognition for this work and the people that do it can be difficult to find.  The MN NIGP annual awards program is a way to recognize procurement staff for the work they do and the results they achieve in front of their supervisors and peers within their agency and within the chapter.

Attached are the nomination forms, requirements, and explanations. They are also available on line at NIGP AWARD INFORMATION.   Nomination are due no later than  Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  Nominations can be submitted to email [email protected].

Awards are presented at the January chapter meeting. 


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.