FLINT — Genesee County Road Commission Purchasing Manager Joyce McClane has been named Buyer of the Year by the Michigan chapter of the Professional Purchasers Officers Association.
The award, which “recognizes individuals for their work in public purchasing, involvement with their community, and contributions to MPPOA and to the purchasing profession,” is intended to acknowledge individuals who have “completed a unique or special project or have been outstanding employees within the past year.”
McClane was cited for “Outstanding Leadership and Innovation.”
She received the award on Oct. 17 at the Annual Conference of the MPPOA in Grand Rapids at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
Road Commission Manager-Director John Daly had high praise for his purchasing manager.
McClane points out an agency can either purchase to put out current fires, doing things that way things have always been done, or find new, more effective ways to purchase to improve its position going forward. As she puts it, “Time is money — buying for the future is priceless.” — G.G.