Columbia Chapter Membership,
It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as the Chapter President this year. I will admit, it was not an easy role to take on but the outcome and development of the Chapter was well worth it. The opportunity to be able to contribute to such an amazing organization, the ability to work with so many different agencies and procurement professionals, and the opportunity to learn and grow in the public procurement profession cannot be measured.
I would like to acknowledge the Chapter Board for their commitment to the hard work that is involved in sustaining and continually introducing new and innovative ideas to the Columbia Chapter. I am blessed to work with such a great team, for the friendship that we developed through the years and for the active involvement as we learned from one another.
Thank you to the committee chairs, committee members, volunteers and the membership.
We had great member engagement, education opportunities, fun events, and received the Medium Chapter of the Year award for the 4th year in a row.
Thank you to Multnomah County leadership, Brian Smith and Barry Zimmerman, for their flexibility, encouragement and support in my role in this organization.
Great appreciation to Denice, Annie and Cate for their invaluable contributions to the Chapter.
Last but not least….CONGRATULATIONS to:
Gina Dowd, Portland Community College, incoming Secretary
Celeste King, Home Forward, incoming ICP Director
Welcome to the Columbia Chapter Board!
Thank you all for your incredible support, time and dedication to the Columbia Chapter, NIGP.
Happy 2020! Cheers!
Christy Tran, CPPB
Columbia Chapter President, 2019