About KAPPP

The "Who", "Why", and "What" of KAPPP

**WHO IS KAPPP**

-Kansas Association of Public Purchasing Professionals (KAPPP) is the 34th chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
-KAPPP is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion of education and cooperation between public purchasing professionals.
-KAPPP has affiliations with the National Institute of Governmental of Public Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) and the National Association of State Purchasing Officials (NASPO)
-KAPPP is for: Educational Institutions, Purchasing Agents, Public Purchasing Professionals, Contracting Officers and Buyers, City and County Managers and Procurement Specialists, and....You! (If you have involvement in the expenditure of public funds)

**WHY WE NEED KAPPP**

-To establish cooperative relationships among our members for the development of efficient purchasing methods and practices in the field of public purchasing.
-To encourage maintenance of ethical standards in buying and selling.
-To promote uniform public purchasing laws and simplified standards and specifications.
-To collect and disseminate useful information for our members.
-To promote the interchange of ideas and experiences within the purchasing profession.
-To encourage research and investigation and to sponsor such other activities as may be useful in providing our members with knowledge for efficient procurement.
-To strive by all legitimate means to advance the purchasing profession.

**WHAT KAPPP DOES**

-Quarterly Meetings-Members can attend quarterly luncheon meetings held at various locations throughout the State to hear special programs, exchange ideas, and have camaraderie between your purchasing friends.
-Help you in obtaining your certification by promoting seminars, workshops, and conferences sponsored by KAPPP and NIGP. Certification that is available to you--Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Purchasing Official (CPPO).
-Newsletter-Receiving the KAPPP Newsline published quarterly. This newsline contains articles, notices, and other items for your interest and benefit.
-Membership and Dues- Dues are for a one year period, January 1st - December 31st and payable February 1st each year. Dues may be paid individually ($25.00/yr) or institutionally ($80.00/yr for four (4) individuals).
Contact Linda Kelly at [email protected] to sign up or renew your membership.

KAPPP Leadership

Kim Sowell

Chapter President
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The duties and responsibilities of the President are to serve as a member of the Executive Board, to conduct meetings of the Executive Board and establish agenda therefore, to preside at Association meetings, to appoint a nominating committee, and to overview the activities in a general sense of all permanent and ad hoc Association committees.

Vacant Position

Vice President
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The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President are to serve as a member of the Executive Board, to act for the Association President in the President’s absence, to assist the President in performing any of the assigned responsibilities of the President, and to specifically overview the plans and programs of the meeting program and meeting facilities.

Julie Wilburn

The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary position are to take notes and report minutes for all KAPPP Board meetings.

VACANT POSITION

Manages and reports all financial information for the organization. Receives and processes payments for KAPPP membership and events, makes outgoing payments for scholarships and operating expenses, maintains and balances account.

Janie Meeker

East Area Representative
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The duties and responsibilities of each Regional Director are to serve as a member of the Executive Board and to supervise regional activities in his/her respective region.

Carmel White

West Area Representative
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The duties and responsibilities of each Regional Director are to serve as a member of the Executive Board and to supervise regional activities in his/her respective region.
Update and maintain KAPPP website.

Tim Frevert

South Area Representative
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The duties and responsibilities of each Regional Director are to serve as a member of the Executive Board and to supervise regional activities in his/her respective region.

Melinda Walker

Capital Area Representative
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The duties and responsibilities of each Regional Director are to serve as a member of the Executive Board and to supervise regional activities in his/her respective region.

Robin Lynes (Non-Voting Board Member)

Professional Development
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The duties and responsibilities of the Professional Development position are to search, report, and develop opportunities for educational events for KAPPP members.

Linda Kelly (Non-Voting Board Member)

The duties and responsibilities of the Membership position are to recruit, maintain, and track KAPPP members.

Kathy Sheldon (Non-Voting Board Member)

Scholarships
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The duties and responsibilities of the Scholarship position are to report availability and tracking scholarships for KAPPP members.

Josh Lauber (NON-VOTING BOARD MEMBER)

Website Admin
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Kayleigh Gier (Non-Voting Board Member)

Social Media
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