A Proclamation

WHEREAS, the purchasing profession plays a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness of government; and

WHEREAS, purchasing materials management professionals, through their combined purchasing power, spend billions of dollars every year and so have a significant influence upon economic conditions throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents, Chapter of NIGP and other professional purchasing associations throughout the world engage in special efforts during the month of March, to inform the public about the importance of the role played by the purchasing profession in business, industry and government; and

WHEREAS, the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents strives to increase efficiency and economy in government by improving the quality of governmental purchasing, property and materials management in the State of Mississippi and

WHEREAS, the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents support and provide continuing education in the field of public procurement to further ensure the wise use of public resources and accountability of those resources; and

WHEREAS, the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents will serve as host to the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s 59th Annual Forum and Products Exposition August 7th through 11th, 2004 in Biloxi Mississippi:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Haley Barbour, Governor of the State of Mississippi, hereby proclaim the month of March, as

PURCHASING MONTH

in the State of Mississippi.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.

DONE in the City of Jackson, on the twenty-fifth day of March in the year of our Lord, two thousand and four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and twenty-eighth.

HALEY BARBOUR
GOVERNOR


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Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139 Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: 601.359.3150 Fax: 601.359.3741