Released by Smith County Commisioners Court:
TYLER, TX - Smith County Purchasing Director Kelli Davis was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA) in 2011 by fellow association members during the TxPPA Annual Conference hosted in Tyler this month.
Mrs. Davis was nominated for the post by current Board Member and Past TxPPA President Jack Beacham, Purchasing Director for Tarrant County. She says she is looking forward to beginning her term in January.
"I am excited for the opportunity to serve the Texas Public Purchasing Association and represent Smith County and all of East Texas in the upcoming year," Mrs. Davis said. "It has been an honor to be elected."
Mrs. Davis has been commended over the past year for her efforts to create an interlocal community purchasing coop among East Texas cities, counties and regional government bodies, to help all members benefit from low group purchasing prices.
"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."
During the conference, which brought approximately 300 public purchasing directors from across the state to Tyler, Mrs. Davis was also awarded with the 2010 Presidential Award of Merit in Appreciation of Outstanding and Dedicated Service to TXPPA.
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