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Utah Chapter President’s Message August 2021

Dear Utah Chapter NIGP Members,

I can’t believe that we’ve hit August already, with school soon to be in session!  I love seeing all of the school supplies in the stores and our students getting ready to learn once again.  We too need to capture the excitement they hold and look forward to our own learning opportunities. 


We hope you will plan to join us for one or all of the many learning opportunities we have available coming soon:


Chapter Sponsored Virtual Courses:

August 10, 2021 (1/2 Day): Competency Module- Specification Development

October 12, 2021 (1 Day): Competency Module- Cost, Price & Value Analysis


Brown Bag Learning Series:

                August 19, 2021: Purchasing 101

                                                  The Purpose of Teamwork


NIGP Forum (Virtual):

                August 23-26, 2021.  For more information, please visit


NIGP Forum Leadership Summit:

                September 11-14, 2021 in Anaheim, CA.  Seating is limited but still available.  Registration is available at .


Utah Chapter of NIGP Fall 2021 Virtual Procurement Conference:

                September 16, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT.  Please remember to register on the chapter website!


We are thrilled to announce that we plan to have an in-person Reverse Trade Show next year on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, UT.  Please save the date on your calendars and plan to join us.  We’ll have great speakers and presenters, as well as the opportunity to meet hundreds of vendor and manufacturer representatives. 


Please let us know of any additional learning opportunities you would like to see in our chapter.  We want to make your membership in our chapter a valuable tool in your professional development toolbox.  If we can expand or try something different that would help you in your position or agency, please contact anyone on the chapter board.  We would love to hear your ideas!


We are soon coming upon election season!  If you would like to run for an office or as part of our Board of Directors, please let us know!  We will have a few positions available and we would love to have you join us.  Please contact myself or Brooke Smith if you are interested in serving.  It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know your fellow members and create lasting professional network connections. 


Thank you for your membership and for spending some of your valuable time each month with us.  Each of you are what makes our chapter a success. 

Yours Sincerely,

Tonya Hodges
Utah Chapter NIGP President


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.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events