City of Southlake’s Purchasing Manager, Tim Slifka, was recently presented with the Presidential Award of Merit by the Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA).
The Presidential Award of Merit recognizes a member whose level of contribution to the organization has been significant and noteworthy. In the 14 years that Tim has served as our City’s purchasing manager, this is his third time receiving this award. The Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA) is a professional association that represents more than 500 purchasing professionals from across the state of Texas, incorporating State, County, Municipal, Special Districts and Independent School District staffs tasked with purchasing duties for their represented organization.
TxPPA representatives noted Tim’s dependability and leadership.
“Tim is always stepping up to help solve problems, to handle all sorts of tasks. Tim thinks outside of the box and needs no direction or reminders to get the work accomplished… Tim is a great leader with a true public servant’s heart.”
Tim’s service as Vice President of the TxPPA, his work assisting with the coordination of the organization’s first virtual conference and serving as master of ceremonies for the event were additional examples of his numerous contributions to the association.
Southlake’s Chief Financial Officer, Sharen Jackson concurred, stating, “As the City of Southlake’s purchasing manager Tim has prioritized competency and efficiency.”
Additionally, the City of Southlake was again recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute for excellence in public procurement, an accomplishment championed by Tim. The annual award recognizes organizations that have obtained a high score based on criteria designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization. These awards are illustrative of our City’s financial success.
The City of Southlake is proud to be the recipient of the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award from the National Procurement Institute (NPI).
Southlake is one of just 69 cities in the United States to receive the award in 2020.
“This is the ninth time that we have won this award from the National Procurement Institute,” said Chief Financial Officer Sharen Jackson. “City staff, led by Purchasing Manager Tim Slifka and Accounting Assistant Denise Artho, work daily to maximize the purchasing power of taxpayer dollars. We are very pleased to be recognized.”
According to NPI, the AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. This annual program recognizes organizations that embrace Innovation, Professionalism, Productivity, Leadership, and e-Procurement. The award program is in its 25th year.