County purchasing director nominated to serve on state board

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Smith County Commissioner's Court:

SMITH COUNTY, TX - Smith County Purchasing Director Kelli Davis has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Public Purchasing Association in 2011.

The nomination comes from current Board Member and Past TxPPA President Jack Beacham; Purchasing Director for Tarrant County.

"Mrs. Davis is absolutely the quality of purchasing professional to take TxPPA to its next level of success," Beacham said in a letter nominating Mrs. Davis. "She will make an outstanding contribution to this association and will be one of the future leaders in Texas Public Procurement."

Mrs. Davis has been the Purchasing Director for Smith County for 5 years and recently won the bid for Smith County to host the Fall 2010 TxPPA State Conference.

"From my perspective, they could not select a candidate with better credentials," County Judge Joel Baker said. "She will be a strong voice for Smith County and all of east Texas to that organization."

The 2010 TxPPA Fall State convention could bring 300 or more Purchasing Directors from across the state into the County.

Smith County was chosen to host the state convention for its central location and its innovative purchasing methods.

TxPPA is the first and only multi-agency organization for Public Purchasing Professionals in Texas. The Texas Public Purchasing Association is comprised of 600 Purchasing Directors from Texas cities, counties, school districts and colleges.