Trena EllisIFMA Sacramento Valley Chapter President
Director, Facilities - PowerSchool
June 1, 2019
Dear IFMA Sacramento Valley Chapter Members,
It’s been awhile since my last update to all of you! 2019 has seen a lot of exciting changes for our chapter as our Board of Directors and committee members have been hard at work!
In the 1st quarter of 2019, the IFMA Sacramento Board of Directors made a unanimous decision to change our association management company. We are pleased to announce that we signed a new contract with J.Elm Business Solutions. You may be familiar with J.Elm and the great work they do for other local real estate industry associations - BOMA, IREM, and CREW. Julia Marin and Itati Martin have been amazing to work with as they bring their wealth of knowledge and organizational skills to our chapter. Keep reading to see some of the great things we have completed and other projects we are working towards with J.Elm and our committee members.
One of the major changes we are working on is updating our IFMA Sacramento Valley Chapter website. The new website will enable you to better view upcoming events and programs, check out career opportunities, see photos and information from past events, and provide you with the ability to register for events in a more efficient manner. So please stay tuned. Our website is under construction and our goal is to have it fully functional and updated within the next month.
On April 5th our chapter collaborated together with AFE and held an event entitled, “Day with a Facilities Professional.” We had 18 college students join us for lunch, a panel discussion with four amazing industry speakers, and facility tours through the Emerald Tower, 555 Capital Mall, and the Golden 1 Center. The students were fully engaged, asked great questions, and let us know that they can’t wait to attend again next year! A special thank you to our panel speakers:
· Erin Keema, Project Manager, Rubicon Partners, Inc.
· Brandon Jenkins, Account Manager for ASSC
· Joe Cadorin, Vice President of Construction for Buzz Oates
· Pablo Manzo, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management for Los Rios Community College District
Hopefully you have seen the Save the Date for our annual Golf Tournament that is being held this year on September 12, 2019. We moved the date to September to ensure that we did not have conflicts with other association golf tournaments. This year’s theme is “Back to School” and we look forward to seeing you there!
A special thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
And be sure to BID IFMA! New Chapter directories will be distributed soon for 2019-2020. As always, we encourage you to use the directory to contact IFMA members first for needed industry goods and services.
We are a chapter full of strengths, experience, and enthusiasm. We are dedicated to making IFMA Sacramento the best it can be! If you aren’t already, I encourage you to get involved—attend an event, become a member, join a committee, stay active and enjoy the rewards a solid chapter like ours can provide you personally and professionally. Let’s commit to strengthening our chapter in the coming months and enjoying all the benefits IFMA Sacramento Valley has to offer.
All the best,