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These are the committees defined within Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing. Click the view members link or the committee name to see a list of committee members. If visible for a committee, click the More info to view additional information about the committee. If there are subcommitees, a list of subcommittees will be displayed. Click on the name of the subcommittee to view the members.
Audit Committee
The Audit Committee shall consist of at least two members none of which shall be officers of the Association to audit the books of the Association at the close of its calendar year. The audit committee shall include, in the audit report, a complete statement of all money received and expended, showing amounts on hand and where deposited.
The governing body of this Chapter will be an executive board called the Board of Directors, chaired by the President, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and immediate past President. The Board of Directors shall control and manage the affairs and finances of TAPP, and shall have authority to take such actions as will serve the best interests of TAPP and its members.
Budget & Finance Committee
The Budget/Finance Committee shall develop the Chapter’s financial plan, prepare and present the Chapter’s annual financial report and supervise, coordinate and review all budget proposals for each year. The committee chairperson shall report on the committee’s activities at the annual meeting. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio member of the committee. Additionally, the Finance Committee and the Treasurer shall create and maintain a credit/debit card policy to be included in the chapter’s “Operations Manual.”
Communications Committee
The Information and Research Committee shall publish the Chapter’s Newsletter, gather and maintain such information and data of general interest to the membership. The Communications Committee shall be responsible for notifying the membership of awards, honors, promotions and other newsworthy accomplishments of members of the Chapter.
Education/Pro-D Committee
The Education Professional Development Committee shall be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of programs, subject to approval by the Board, which further the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of the membership and which enhances the public’s perception of the Chapter.
Legislative Committee
Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall actively pursue increasing the membership of the Association. It shall review all applications for membership, determine and advise the Board of Directors concerning eligibility of applicants for membership.
Nominating Committee
The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of at least three regular members in good standing within 30 days after he or she assumes office. The President shall appoint the Chairman. The Committee shall consider and evaluate recommendations from the membership regarding potential candidates for office and shall submit a slate of eligible nominees to the President in adequate time to be circulated to the membership but not later than 30 days prior to the meeting at which the annual election shall be held. The Nominating Committee shall convene at such times as necessary to develop a slate of eligible candidates to fill positions of officers occasioned by vacancies.
The Program Committee shall be responsible for planning and arranging programs for the Chapter’s regular meetings, including determining topics of interest and arranging for speakers. The Program Committee shall be responsible for meeting site arrangements.
Public Affairs Committee
The Public Affairs committee shall be responsible for reviewing and developing position statements on proposed local or State legislation, and regulations or policies impacting on the public procurement process. Upon approval of the Board of Directors, the committee shall transmit the association’s recommendations to the cognizant local and/or State authorities and provide testimony in support of the association’s position.
Recognition Committee
The Recognition Committee is responsible for identifying members who have achieved noteworthy accomplishments and then working with the Communications Committee to notify the Board of Directors and Membership of awards, honors, promotions and other newsworthy accomplishments of the members of the Chapter.
Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship Committee shall create a merit based point program for members seeking financial assistance to attend Meetings, Conferences or other events sponsored or supported by the Chapter or TAPP. Members of the committee are also eligible for scholarships. Scholarships are dependent on available funding and shall be approved by the Board.

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