March 2022

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March 2022
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NASPO Celebrates Procurement Month

Thank you to all of our members and procurement professional friends! Stay turned on our social media channels for special celebrations throughout the month. Have a celebration from your state? Send it to [email protected].

Governors Issue Procurement Month Proclamations

Thank you to the governors of Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and West Virginia for issuing proclamations in celebration of Procurement Month. Five of the proclamations also recognize NASPO's 75th Anniversary and NASPO ValuePoint's 30th Anniversary. Click on the states to view their respective proclamations. If your state is not included in this list, please send us your proclamation so we can share it.

NASPO ValuePoint Executive Council Announced

The 2022 NASPO ValuePoint Executive Council has been announced:

Chair: Angela Shell (CA)
Chair-Elect: Mark Hayden (NM)

Eastern Region:
Don Casella (CT)
Mike Haifley (MD)

Midwestern Region:
Jared Ambrosier (MI)
Karl Wendt (IA)

Southern Region:
Gerard MacCrossan (TX)
Lisa McKim (OK)

Western Region:
Sherri Maxwell (CO)
Linda Polk (AK)
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Warehousing and Logistics Case Study Released


In NASPO's newest publication, dive into five states' warehousing and logistics during the pandemic. The case study includes lessons learned and best practices in emergency stockpiles, storage and distribution plans, cooperative agreements, and risk management.

NASPO at 75:

1962 - First Conference on the West Coast

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In 1962, the organization selected San Francisco for its Annual Conference, taking NASPO to the West for the first time. Presentations at the meeting included:
  • the Chief of the Economic Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, describing the Department's efforts to combat identical bidding;
  • the Attorney General of California who spoke about ethics in purchasing;
  • the Chief Deputy Purchasing Agent, Los Angeles County, about cooperative purchasing.
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Upcoming Events

March 29 - 31
State College, PA
Registration Closes Today

April 12 - 14
Orlando, FL
Registration Closes March 11

REACH Conference
July 25 - 27
Kansas City, MO

Annual Conference
September 25 - 28
San Diego, CA

*Registration Open
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Penn State University Sprints

Available for Members Only with Primary Member Approval

Aligning Supply Chain Goals with Your Corporate Strategy
April 11 - 15

Supply Chain Alignment and Orchestration
May 9 - 13

NASPO-Created Procurement U Courses Free

Visit Procurement U and jumpstart your career with over 60 contact hours free! All NASPO-developed courses are now free-of-charge for all procurement professionals.
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