This is the fifth year the city has won the prestigious award

The City of McKinney Purchasing Department has earned the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award (AEP) from the National Procurement Institute in recognition of the city’s commitment to purchasing, excellence, innovation and leadership.

The city is evaluated and scored on innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function.

McKinney is one of only 50 agencies in Texas and one of only 68 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award. The AEP is awarded annually and has the distinction of being sponsored by every major procurement association in the nation.

“This award is a reflection of the city’s commitment to excellence through the purchasing and procurement function,” said Trudy Mathis, Director of Finance. “Our purchasing staff strives to continuously improve performance outcomes and procurement functions to better serve our customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.”

Photo: (Left to right:)  Juanita Roberts, John Lemmond, Brandon Champion, Lisa Littrell, Ian Coubrough, Kristina DeBurro, Tonya Hall (Not pictured: Rosanne Lemus, and Finance Director Trudy Mathis)