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U.S. Communities Holding Summit on Aug. 4 in Bakersfield to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

Additional Summits to be held in Long Beach and Napa/Sonoma

July 22, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on Aug. 4 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in Bakersfield to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.
During this four-hour event you will be able to network, ask questions and share feedback:
  • Learn when to use cooperative contracts;
  • Connect with other local agencies currently using cooperative purchasing and find out what is working for their organization;
  • Learn about the online e-commerce marketplace;
  • Meet your local U.S. Communities program manager; and
  • Connect with U.S. Communities suppliers to learn about and receive their lowest overall government pricing for these products and services:
    • Facilities
    • Office and school solutions
    • Technology
    • Parks and recreation
    • Specialty 
This educational event will be of special interest to:
  • Assistant city managers;
  • Public safety officials;
  • Parks and recreation officials;
  • Public works directors;
  • Facilities managers;
  • Fleet managers; and
  • Procurement officers. 
Event Details
Thursday, Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, 1300 17th Street, Room 1B in Bakersfield.
Register online. Lunch will be provided.
Future Summits
U.S. Communities will be holding summits in Southern and Northern California: About U.S. Communities
The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, a strategic partner of the League of California Cities, is a government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides world class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits. State and local governments have access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with best in class national suppliers. 
Learn more about U.S. Communities at www.uscommunities.org/lcc.
For more information about the summits, please contact Rob Fiorilli from U.S. Communities at (925) 588-5054 or Norman Coppinger from the League of California Cities at (916) 658-8277.

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