Jana Vargas

Director of Procurement and Contract Services San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Jana Vargas serves as the Director of Procurement and Contract Services at the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.  Her responsibilities include the management of Procurement, Public Works Contracting Services, and Revenue Solicitations, Project Outreach, P-Cards, Surplus, Shipping, Receiving and the Authority Warehouse.  Jana’s procurement background includes Aerospace, Non-Profit/Higher Education, the City of Long Beach, California and now a Special District in beautiful (and Smart) San Diego.

Jana realizes the benefits of professional associations to stay current on trends and best practices within her chosen field and the importance of engaging the local business community she serves.  She serves on the Board for the Airport Procurement Group (APG) and also represents the Airport Authority on the Board of Directors for the North San Diego Business Chamber. She is a past president of the California Association of Public Procurement Officials – serving on the Board of Directors 2012 – 2016, and serving as President throughout the organization’s centennial year.  She is the recipient of the National Management Association’s – Manager of the Year award; Women of Influence – Women Breaking Barriers award; and the CAPPO President’s Award.

Tuesday, April 16
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Procurement and Contracting for the Smart City: Putting Inter-Agency and Performance Contracting to Work for your CItyboardroom
Typically, city procurement involves a single project in a single jurisdiction. Given the necessarily holistic and long-term nature of smart city initiatives, a more flexible approach is in order. In this in-depth classroom-style session, experienced practitioners will present case studies of various contracting and procurement strategies including city-wide RFPs, performance contracting and others.