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

  • Oct 23

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

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  • Oct 30

    Webinar: Efficient and Compliant Purchasing Made Easy with Amazon Business

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  • Dec 6

    Webinar: Leveraging Amazon Business to Drive Efficiency and Transparency

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"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 Municipalities need every advantage possible in balancing rising resident expectations against outdated infrastructure and diminished funding.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

"Webinar: Efficient and Compliant Purchasing Made Easy with Amazon Business"

Exclusively for K-12 in Michigan and Ohio
Learn how Amazon Business for Education and U.S. Communities are helping K-12 purchasing, finance, and business professionals save staff valuable time and streamline purchasing. Find out how you can take advantage of solutions built for education that meet your unique competitiveness, compliance, and purchase process requirements.

Tuesday, October 30th at 11:00 am ET
Tuesday, October 30th at 2:00 pm ET

Contact: Travis Brown (tbrown@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Michael Levin (Amazon Business Global Solutions Leader for Education) , Travis Brown (U.S. Communities Program Manager)


  • Tuesday, October 30th 30 minutes REGISTER
  • Tuesday, October 30th 30 minutes REGISTER

"Webinar: Leveraging Amazon Business to Drive Efficiency and Transparency"

Join Amazon Business and Sacramento County to learn how to take the power of the marketplace and customize it to meet your government’s purchasing policies. Hear how other governments, including Sacramento County, have used Amazon Business to provide efficiency and competition for their small dollar spending while improving their contract compliance and enhancing transparency. Learn how to leverage the tools in the Amazon Business marketplace to drive deeper adoption in your organization. REGISTER NOW for this 45-minute webinar to learn how you can achieve operational efficiency and transparency, track your compliance needs, reduce costs and more.

Thursday, December 6 at 2:00 pm ET

Contact: Sarah Mallon (smallon@uscommunities.org)

Speakers: Craig Rader (Sacramento County Purchasing Agent) , Danielle Hinz (GM, Local Government, Amazon Business)


  • Thursday, December 6th 45 minutes REGISTER

On-Demand Videos

Listen to previously recorded contract webinars and on-demand videos. 

On-Demand Videos

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