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The GPANJ is an active organization of more than 500 purchasing agents across the many government entities of New Jersey. Our organization has spent over 59 years in service to the citizens of the State of New Jersey. GPANJ's membership consists of purchasing agents from municipalities, school boards, counties, authorities and other government entities. Our diversity is our strength. We hold 5 educational business meetings a year...as well as an annual public purchasing educational forum. We also present educational programs at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention in November.

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Message from the President

January 27rd, 2023

Greetings members of the GPANJ,

Let’s put our best foot forward as we continue in 2023. I am grateful for the opportunity bestowed upon me to serve as your President. I am looking forward to working with a great group of professionals, the GPANJ Board and Members of this wonderful Association.

Before we know it our Annual Symposium will be here. The Symposium Committee has already begun the planning phase and scheduled sessions with valuable content and brilliant speakers. The final program schedule will be posted in the near future. I hope to see both new and familiar faces at the Symposium, September 12-15, 2023 at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

I encourage all members to continue communication through the association’s website, with the use of the Message Board. This tool has and will continue to provide much needed assistance to many of us. GPANJ’s IT and Board support is moving our newly created platform forward using the most current technology.

We are always looking for new ideas to assist the GPANJ on the various committees. Get involved, it is your association!  Please contact me if you are interested in serving on the following volunteer committees; Legislative Committee, By-Laws Committee, or Professional Development Committee. Feel free to discuss any interest that you may have with me at our upcoming member’s meeting that will be held at the Historic Grafton House, Hamilton, NJ on March 16 @ 12 noon.  I hope to see you there.

Thank you all for the work that you do!
Michele Bado
GPANJ President


If you intend to retire, or know of anyone in our association who is retiring this year, please let Linda Carpenter know at: Linda.Carpenter@rocketmail.com