According to the press release,
U.S. Communities, the nation’s leading national government purchasing cooperative serving state and local government, education and not-for-profit organizations, is pleased to welcome the National Governors Association as a National Sponsor of the U.S. Communities program and member of the U.S. Communities Foundation Board of Directors. Their new role becomes effective on January 1, 2017.
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. As part of NGA’s continuing efforts to help governors make government work in the most effective and efficient way possible, NGA has joined the U.S. Communities Foundation Board and become a National Sponsor of the program.
“NGA is proud to sponsor the U.S. Communities program,” NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison said. “States seek to be efficient and save taxpayers’ money. Through U.S. Communities, states are able to realize significant savings in the time and cost of procurement, and therefore more effectively and efficiently serve their citizens.”
Kevin Juhring, Executive Director of U.S. Communities, commented on NGA’s new status with the program. “State agency utilization of U.S. Communities contracts to procure goods, services, and solutions grew 44 percent in 2016,” he said. “NGA’s nomination to the Foundation Board and their partnership as a National Sponsor demonstrates their commitment to the program as a best practice for state agencies.”