U.S. Communities

Excellence in Cooperative Purchasing

Distinguished Leaders in our Communities

 
 

We celebrate excellence. Helping organizations deliver savings and value is what we do every day. We recognize individuals, teams or departments for their commitment and participation in the U.S. Communities program through our award of Excellence in Cooperative Purchasing. These organizations exemplify a model of excellence utilizing industry best practices with the use of cooperative contracts and delivering savings and value to their organization. 

U.S. Communities and our national sponsors proudly honor these organizations that are leaders in saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing. 

2018 Awards

Chesterfield County Procurement Department

August 7
Chesterfield, VA

Matt East, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to the Chesterfield County Procurement Department. Pictured left to right front row– Joey Patterson, Amanda McCaffrey, Melissa Chasteen, Matt East, Lorie Newton, Stephanie Brown, Roberta Jardine, Kelly McClurg. Back row – Cheryl Price, Tammy Lies, Dee Ingram, Cottie Bondurant, Thomas Smith, Harold Leach. Not pictured – Keith Gagnon, Stacy Seay, Lisa Russell, Scott Peach.

Plano Independent School District

August 1
Plano, TX

Michelle Vo, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Plano Independent School District. Pictured is John Orr, Veronica Couzynse, Debbie Bugbee, Christine Davis, Rick Moore, Dale Kerr, Etedal Espino, Normanda Gibson, Maria Berry, and Bobbi Kennedy.

Louisville Metro Government

July 11
Louisville, KY

Shane Springer, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Louisville Metro Government. Pictured is the Louisville Metro Government Purchasing Office.

Arizona State University

June 20
Tempe, AZ

Rob Fiorilli, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Arizona State University. Pictured is the Arizona State University Purchasing Department. 

Austin Independent School District

June 19
Austin, TX

Dave Manz, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Austin Independent School District. Pictured from left to right: James Session, Executive Director of Contracts and Procurement Services; Mason Crenshaw, Senior Procurement Specialist; and Dave Manz.

Mecklenburg County Government

June 19
Charlotte, NC

William Burnett, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Mecklenburg County Government. Pictured from left to right: Matthew Gunnet, Trevor Fuller, Marcy Mars, Cherisse Carrington, Marck Foster, Jamie Rivers, Scott Whitfield, David Kidd and William Burnett.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority 

June 5
Cincinnati, OH

Travis Brown, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. Pictured is Janell Duncan, Interim Procurement Officer and Travis Brown. 

City of Pittsburgh 

June 1
Pittsburgh, PA

Travis Brown, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to the City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget.

Los Angeles World Airports 

May 25
Los Angeles, CA

Rob Fiorilli, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Los Angeles World Airports. Pictured from left to right: Valerie Works-Goode, Gary Abel, Cheryl Sampson, Brian Haig and Rob Fiorilli. 

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles 

May 24
Los Angeles, CA

Rob Fiorilli, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Pictured front row left to right - Doug Guthrie, President and CEO; Howard Baum, Director, Legal and General Services; and Rob Fiorilli. 

Blue Valley Unified School District 

May 16
Overland Park, KS

Michelle Vo, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to Blue Valley Unified School District. Pictured - Back row: Rhonda Lile, Anne Ramirez, Bonny Nuss, Deb Moore, Margo Derry, Margaret Gipson, Annette DeCanio,Jenni Newell, Jenny Edwards, Sue Butler, Randy Woodruff, and Nathan Mull. Front Row: Joanne Hayes, Kathy Florio, Susie Davis, Karla Downes, Teresa Varner, Nicole Hogan, Jason Gillam, Michelle Vo; Jenni Daniel, and Julie Bolton.

City of Frisco 

April 25
Frisco, TX

Michelle Vo, Program Manager for U.S. Communities, presents an award to the City of Frisco. Pictured from left to right: Jay Carter, Sr. Buyer; Daniel Ford, Purchasing Manager; Michelle Vo; Ryan Quigley, Buyer; Steve Cone, Buyer; and Tom Johnston, Director of Administrative Services/Purchasing.

 

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Past Recipients

2017 Awards 

School District of Palm Beach County, FL
Portland Community College, OR 
City of Huntsville, AL
Huntsville City Schools, AL
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI
City of Independence, CO
Dallas Housing Authority, TX
University of North Dakota, ND
Covina-Valley Unified School District, CA
University of South Alabama, AL
Kyrene School District, AZ
Regional Transportation District, CO
Richmond Public Schools, VA
Lake Washington School District, WA
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MA
Washington County Public Schools, MD
Contra Costa County, CA
District of Columbia, DC
University of Central Florida, FL
County of Ventura, CA
Dane County, WI
School District of Lee County, FL
State of Louisiana, LA
City of Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

2016 Awards

Tippecanoe School Corporation, IN
School Board of Miami Dade County, FL
Dakota County, MN

Tippecanoe School Corporation, IN
School Board of Miami Dade County, FL
Dakota County, MN
Albany County, NY
University of Cincinnati, OH
Houston Community College, TX
City of Raleigh, NC
Waukee Community Schools, IA
Olathe Public Schools USD 233, KS
Ohio State University, OH
University of West Georgia, GA
County of Sacramento, CA
Henry County, GA
Palm Beach County, FL
DeKalb County, GA
County of Marin, CA
City of Concord, CA
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
Loudoun County Public Schools, VA
City of Phoenix, AZ
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD

 
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2015 Awards

School District of Philadelphia, PA
Buffalo Board of Education, NY
San Jose Unified School District, CA

School District of Philadelphia, PA
 Buffalo Board of Education, NY
 San Jose Unified School District, CA
 City of Des Moines, IA
 City of Saint Paul, MN 
 City of San Diego, CA
Cook County, IL
State of Mississippi, MS
City of San Jose, CA
Akron Metro Housing Authority, OH
City of El Paso, TX
City of Columbia, SC
Greene County, MO
County of San Bernardino, CA
County of Orange, CA
Fort Bend County, TX
Toledo Public Schools, OH
City of Tampa, FL
The Maryland National Parks and Planning Commission, MD
City of Richmond, CA
City of Stockton, CA
Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA
Fulton County Government, GA 

 
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2014 Awards

School District of Manatee County, FL 
University of Arizona, AZ
Arlington County, VA

School District of Manatee County, FL 
University of Arizona, AZ
Arlington County, VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA

Richland School District One, SC
University of Alabama, AL
State of Maryland, MD
Housing Authority of the City of Madera, CA
O.C.E.A.N., Inc., NJ
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Port of Oakland, CA
San Diego Housing Commission, CA
San Diego Regional Airport Authority, CA
East Side Union High School, CA
City of Orlando, FL
The School District of Osceola County, FL

 
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