The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of procurement practitioners, established in 1958 to improve and assist public purchasers through legislative advocacy, research, education and other services. The membership includes employees in Virginia state, city, local governments, educational institutions, and special authorities.
Stephanie Suter, CPPO CPPB
The year is halfway over. Have you taken the opportunity to engage?
One of VAGP's primary strategic goals is to increase and retain an engaged membership, and back in January, I challenged each member to get to know all VAGP has to offer and participate in some way. With over 200 attendees at the Spring Conference, sell-out professional development seminars, and an incredible participation on our first legislative webinar, many of you have, and I thank you for doing so. If you haven't already, there are many more opportunities through the end of the year, so check out the event calendar and register today. If you are unable to travel, respond to a colleague when there is a listserve post and you can help, volunteer to host a low-fee seminar and bring the class to your area, promote the value of VAGP to a non-member, or write an article for the next edition of the News & Views. You don't have to leave your office to engage and become an active member of VAGP, but we do enjoy seeing you out and about.
If there is something you need that isn't being offered, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other Board member to discuss. VAGP exists to provide opportunities and resources to progress the value of public procurement, and we want to ensure we are doing that for each member.
I hope to see you at the Boar's Head Inn for the Fall Symposium, Reverse Trade Show, and Charity Golf Tournament in September. I personally do not play golf, but am going to try as all proceeds will benefit Camp Holiday Trails.
See you soon!
Principles and Practices
of Public Procurement
VAGP is a proud supporting Association of the Principles and Practices of Public Procurement, a collaborative review of proposed values, principles, and standards of practices for public sector procurement.