Welcome to the
Kansas City Chapter
International Facility Management Association
President’s Podium - July 2014
It’s the beginning of our year for IFMA and I’m excited to start it off as your new Chapter President. I appreciate the confidence you have in me to fulfill this role and will do my best to meet these expectations. We have two new members joining the board: Chris Adkins, Vice President and Amy Boesen, Secretary. In addition, Lauren Fleischer has transitioned from Sectretary to Treasurer.
Our budget is approved and we have many exciting plans for this coming year – new educational opportunities, programs requested by the membership, etc. Also, do not forget that we have scholarship opportunities! These are NOT just for “traditional students” pursuing their degree. Have you thought about pursuing your CFM, FMP, or SFP? Apply for a scholarship to help offset the costs. Do you want to go to World Workplace or Facility Fusion to receive additional education? Again, apply for a scholarship to help offset the costs. Don’t forget about the annual CFM exam prep class either – attend this class and you will be reimbursed for half of your test fee in addition to the discount you receive for the Learning System.
On the topic of scholarships, thanks to Sam Davidson, CFM, our KCIFMA Golf Outing was a tremendous success this year, allowing us to increase the scholarship fund substantially. Thank you Sam, and committee, for all of your dedication and hard work to ensure we surpassed our goal!
Our Annual Meeting and installation of officers will take place at our regularly scheduled July Program Meeting, during the first session – Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The program title is ADA Compliance and Implementation, and will be presented by Troy Balthazor, M.Ed. at Design Mechanical Inc. 100 Greystone Ave, Kansas City, KS, 66103. There is an in-depth second session to follow. For more details (and to register) click here. Please note you must register for each session separately.
I am fired up about this year and hope you are excited as well! If there is a topic you would like covered in a program or education event, please let me know. Your board is here for you!