U.S. Communities


Online Training and Information


U.S. Communities offers a range of educational and informational webinars to help your organization get the most out of cooperative purchasing. Subjects vary from introductory U.S. Communities overviews to presentations addressing specific topics such as supplier offerings or e-commerce. Webinars are free but registration is required. New webinars are added on an ongoing basis so check back regularly.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Sep 20

    Webinar: How To Utilize Back-to-School Budgets Effectively with Amazon Business

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  • Sep 26

    Webinar: New Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Contract

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  • Oct 3

    Webinar: Actionable Steps to Save on Building Energy and Costs

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  • Oct 23

    Webinar: Re-Lighting America and the Smart City of Tomorrow

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"Webinar: How To Utilize Back-to-School Budgets Effectively with Amazon Business"

Join Amazon Business and Tracy Unified School District (CA) to learn how they are working together to give teachers access to the best and most budget-friendly office products & classroom supplies and achieve excellent educational outcomes. REGISTER NOW for this 45-minute webinar to learn how you can achieve operational efficiency and transparency, ensure compliance, reduce costs and more.

You'll also hear from the Superintendent of Tracy Unified School District who will share their journey to support the district’s savings efforts. Join this webinar to better understand how your school can:

  • Overcome key challenges and complex processes
  • Improve operational efficiency and contractual compliance
  • Simplify the buying experience of essential Office Products and Classroom Supplies for your teachers and classrooms

Register today to find out why the Amazon Business cooperative contract can benefit your organization!

Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 pm ET

Contact: Sarah Mallon (smallon@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Dr. Brian Stephens (Superintendent, Tracy Unified School District) , Richard Stanton (Head of K-12 Education, Amazon Business)


  • Thursday, September 20th 45 minutes REGISTER

"Webinar: New Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Contract"

We are excited to announce the new U.S. Communities contract for public safety and emergency preparedness has been awarded to Safeware-Mallory.

This contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency, County of Fairfax, Virginia.

Register today to learn more about this new contract and the solutions available!

Wednesday, September 26th at 8 am PT / 11 am ET
Thursday, September 27th at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET

Contact: Andrea Williams (awilliams@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Shane Springer (Program Manager, U.S. Communities) , Jamie Pun (Contract Specialist, County of Fairfax, VA) , Allison Windsor (Director of Government Sales, Safeware-Mallory) , Rick Bond (Vice President of Sales, Safeware-Mallory)


  • Wednesday, September 26th 45 minutes REGISTER
  • Thursday, September 27th 45 minutes REGISTER

"Webinar: Actionable Steps to Save on Building Energy and Costs"

Buildings consume almost half of the world’s energy and the majority of it can be attributed to heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems. The transformation to connected buildings is happening and it’s real. How can you leverage it? On this webinar, Trane will discuss how new visualization tools and building strategies can allow you to take actionable steps and achieve significant annual savings with little or no capital cost, nothing to install and no delay in results.

Wednesday, October 3rd at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Contact: Andrea Williams (awilliams@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Greg Spencer (Trane Strategic Cooperative Program Leader) , Rick Walker (Trane Energy Consultant)


  • Wednesday, October 3rd 45 minutes REGISTER

"Webinar: Re-Lighting America and the Smart City of Tomorrow"

Cities face mounting challenges at every turn. Municipalities need every advantage possible in balancing rising resident expectations against outdated infrastructure and diminished funding. Street lighting and energy performance contracting offer a powerful solution. 

Learn how municipalities nationwide are leveraging energy performance contracts to upgrade street lighting and other smart city initiatives – saving valuable energy and operating expenses at no cost to taxpayers. McKinstry experts will share insights and real-world examples on municipal energy performance contracts conducted through its Re-Lighting America program. Register today for this complimentary webinar.

Tuesday, October 23rd at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET

Contact: Andrea Williams (awilliams@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Brian Floyd (Vice President & General Manager; Energy & Technical Services, McKinstry) , Andrew Williamson (Municipal & Roadway Lighting Business Manager, McKinstry)


  • Tuesday, October 23rd 45 minutes REGISTER

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