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Utah Chapter President’s Message August 2022

Hello, Utah Chapter of NIGP Members!

Summer is in full gear and NIGP and our chapter have a calendar packed full of fun activities coming up. Here is a snapshot of things coming up:

1. Tuesday, August 9, the Utah Chapter of NIGP is hosting a night out with the Salt Lake Bee’s Baseball team. The chapter bought 100 tickets and distributed them to members who requested tickets. All the tickets have been claimed but if you are interested in attending please email to be added to the waitlist.

2. August 20-24 is the National NIGP Forum in Boston. If you are not a member of NIGP yet I strongly encourage you to join and attend a future Forum. The first Forum I attended was in Austin, TX in 2018 and I learned a ton and made life-long friends along the way. In addition, the Utah Chapter and members are up for some major awards this year:
*The Utah Chapter is in the top two in the Outstanding Chapter Award;
*Zac Christensen, the Senior Director of Procurement and Supply Chain for the University of Utah, is in the top three for a Manager of the Year award; and
*The Utah Chapter is anticipating being awarded the Platinum Standard Seal for the 2nd year in a row.
The awards will be announced during the opening award ceremony dinner. Two 8-person tables will be reserved for Utah members near the front. If you would like a seat, please email ASAP.

3. On September 7 and 8, NIGP Area 9 will be hosting a 2-day conference. Registration is now open on our website calendar. On September 7, we will host a “Watch Party” at the Taylorsville State Office Building. Lunch will be provided. Please register today and make your lunch selection.

4. Save the Date! On December 1, we will meet in person to wrap up our 2022 year. We have four (4) openings up for election:
a. 2023 Vice President
b. 2023 Board Member
c. Treasurer
d. Secretary

I hope you will consider running. If you have any questions about the position, election, or time commitment please contact me. I’d be happy to share my experience.

Finally, I thought it would be fun to share a brain teaser with you to help keep your mind sharp this summer. See if you can solve this one: 

Try and re-arrange the letters of NEW DOOR to make one word.

If you know the answer, email me at I will send the first person who gets it right a surprise in the mail. Good luck.



Brooke Smith
Utah Chapter of NIGP President


!! Scholarships Available !!

Are you interested in attending NIGP Forum 2022 (virtual), taking the NIGP CPP Exam in 2022, or taking NIGP related procurement courses / training? Good news, we have scholarship opportunities for our Chapter Members in these areas.


We have one (1) scholarship available to attend NIGP Forum 2022 (virtual). Applications for this scholarship are due by April 27, 2022.


We have one (1) scholarship available to take the NIGP CPP Exam (up to $350). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the scholarship has been awarded.


We have two (2) scholarships available to take NIGP procurement related courses (up to $250 per scholarship). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until both scholarships have been awarded.




Scholarship webpage found under Member Resources tab.


Stay tuned as additional scholarship opportunities are expected to become available.


If you have questions about the available scholarship opportunities please contact our Chapter Vice President - Hamer Reiser,

Welcome to the Utah Chapter of NIGP!

Utah Chapter meetings are held five times per year; Jan, Mar, May, Sept, Nov
Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (MST) / *8:30 am Snacks / Networking

Meeting Location: Please see the Upcoming Events for location & address

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