|President Laurie Victory, CPPB|
As of July 1, 2018, I have the great pleasure of being the new President for fiscal year 2018/2019 of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officers (FAPPO).
On July 10, 1967, twelve governmental purchasing agents in southeast Florida formed a committee to establish this organization and it was based on the need for education of the Public Procurement Professionals. Last year our President, Fatima Calkins, worked extremely hard to bring our educational programs, scholarships and college reimbursement programs back to the forefront and did an amazing job!
Over the next year, your FAPPO Board will continue to focus on education, building our membership and networking opportunities. Without the support of the members, our organization could not exist. I have been a member since the early 90’s and cannot tell you how much I have grown just being involved and contributing to such an amazing organization.
The Fall Workshop will be at the beautiful Sarasota Lido Beach Resort located at 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236 on November 2, 2018. More details will be coming soon!
We are also preparing for the 2019 52nd Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show “Striving for Excellence” which will be held in Fort Lauderdale.
A big thank you to all the members who have volunteered so far this year to be on committees for our 2018-2019 FAPPO year. For all members, there are plenty of ways to become involved, if you are interested in volunteering, please contact me.
Thank you for your continued support and I am looking forward to another great year here at FAPPO!
Laurie A. Victory, CPPB
The 2019 Striving for Excellence Contest provides entrants with the freedom to use their imagination and creativity to determine the message and the method by which they express how procurement professionals ‘Strive for Excellence’. Entries may be submitted in traditional essay format, a poem, an audio or video recording, a photo collage, an illustrated story book, or other mediums for conveying the message.
The 2019 ‘Procurement Excellence’ Contest provides entrants with the freedom to use their imagination and creativity to determine the message and the method by which they express the meaning of Procurement Excellence. Entries may be submitted in traditional essay format, a poem, an audio or video recording, a photo collage, an illustrated story book, or other mediums for conveying the message.
Check out the all Essay Contest! Deadline is Feb. 1, 2019
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Congratulations to the winners!
I am pleased to announce the 2018 FAPPO Award Winners! Congratulations! Fatima F Calkins FAPPO President 2017-2018
Good News from your FAPPO Professional Development Committee on Board approved revisions to the College Education Reimbursement (CER) and Scholarship Programs.