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Utah Chapter President’s Message June 2022

Hello, friends! 

For the last several months, Tonya Hodges (Past-President) and a committee have been planning one of our largest fundraising events of the year, the 2022 Reverse Trade Show.  The event was on May 19th and was a huge success.  We had 285 vendor representatives and approximately 111 agency attendees from all over the state representing 46 agencies.  Thank you to all those who helped plan the event and to all those who attended and were a part of such an amazing day. We hope you enjoyed meeting the vendors, location, food, keynote speaker, breakout sessions, silent auction, sponsorships, and more! If you haven’t filled out the survey yet but want to give feedback, please let Tonya or I know.  This was our first major conference in three years, and we want future Reverse Trade Shows to continue to grow so any feedback is welcome.

As an update, we were able to raise approximately $50,000 from the event and over $2500 silent auction.  All funds raised will be used for additional educational and scholarship opportunities for the next several years.  Thank you to all the employees who attended and/or donated something for the silent auction. We couldn’t do this without you! And a huge thanks to Tonya and the committee for all their hard work. 

Below are some other things our chapter is working on:

BEE’S GAME:  Our next scheduled chapter event is this summer. We are planning on attending a Bee’s Baseball game on Tuesday, August 9th.  The chapter will buy a ticket for any member who wants to attend. More information will be provided in the next couple of weeks. Please Save the Date and RSVP, if you plan on attending.

SAVE THE DATE: Area 9 is planning a first annual hybrid conference. Please Save The Date, on Tuesday, September 7, and Wednesday, September 8 from 9:30 to 1:30.  The conference will be hybrid and the Utah Chapter will plan on meeting in person, on one of those two days.  If you live or work, near Taylorsville, please plan on attending in person. If you can’t attend in person, we hope you will join us online.

Thanks again for all our incredible chapter members.  Our Chapter is doing some amazing things in continuing education, earning certificates, and supporting each other. I appreciate each one of you for all that you do to make the Utah Chapter incredible!  




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 - Solomon Kingston,

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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