Purchasing Director Explains Budget Jump


County Purchasing Director, Judy Hackney explained the large increase in her budget that we noted in our budget analysis.


Two years ago, in a move to improve efficiency, the School Purchasing department was merged into Ms. Hackney’s County department. The result gave the appearance of a major jump in the County Purchasing department’s budget. Ms. Hackney told us that she has successfully reduced her budget below the combined total of the formerly separate School and County purchasing departments.


One of our members has visited Ms. Hackney’s offices and found a well organized purchasing operation, staffed by courteous people.