U.S. Communities, the nation’s leading national government purchasing cooperative serving state and local government, education and not-for-profit organizations, is pleased to welcome the National Governors Association as a National Sponsor of the U.S. Communities program and member of the U.S. Communities Foundation Board of Directors. Their new role becomes effective on January 1, 2017.
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. As part of NGA's continuing efforts to help governors make government work in the most effective and efficient way possible, NGA has joined the U.S. Communities Foundation Board and become a National Sponsor of the program.
"NGA is proud to sponsor the U.S. Communities program," NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison said. "States seek to be efficient and save taxpayers' money. Through U.S. Communities, states are able to realize significant savings in the time and cost of procurement, and therefore more effectively and efficiently serve their citizens."
Kevin Juhring, Executive Director of U.S. Communities, commented on NGA's new status with the program. "State agency utilization of U.S. Communities contracts to procure goods, services, and solutions grew 44 percent in 2016," he said. "NGA's nomination to the Foundation Board and their partnership as a National Sponsor demonstrates their commitment to the program as a best practice for state agencies."
U.S. Communities is proud to have NGA as a National Sponsor and member of the Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation Board is comprised of the leaders from the Founding Sponsors which include the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties. The Foundation Board is responsible for strategic oversight and program direction among their membership base.
U.S. Communities strives to deliver best public procurement practices while driving value to governments and delivering significant savings of tax dollars. U.S. Communities and NGA will work jointly to help states meet and exceed the best public procurement practices and assure participating state agencies of the value they can realize when utilizing U.S. Communities contracts.