Committees

Associate Relations

The Associate Relations Committee has a two-fold purpose: (1) Coordinate and manage the chapter’s sponsorship program and (2) Recruit and help acquaint the chapter’s associate members with the many benefits of IFMA membership. The committee conducts an annual sponsorship drive of area companies and businesses, seeking to raise a minimum of $10,000 to underwrite the numerous programs and events that are offered free or at minimal charge to members. The committee meets with associate members to inform them of national and local IFMA guidelines and ethics so that they feel welcome and better understand their relationship to the chapter’s professional members.

For additional information on the Associate Relations Committee, please contact:

   Jeff Havens
   Limbach

   (614) 512-7471
   [email protected]


 

Community Service

The Community Service Committee directs and supports the members of our chapter in providing assistance to those in need in the central Ohio community. To accomplish this, the committee strives to involve members in community projects.

Community Service projects include assembling furniture at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, assorted tasks at the Ronald McDonald House, painting walls at the Dowd Education Center as well as pitching in to help clean areas around Columbus with Keep Columbus Beautiful.

The committee works to promote Community Service within our chapter by communicating our ongoing projects and soliciting new ideas from membership.

For additional information on the Community Service Committee, please contact:

   Beth Hazel
   Scioto Services

   (614) 531-5023
   [email protected]

   Debi Pair
   JLL

   (614) 221-6260
   [email protected]


 

Membership

The Membership Committee promotes membership growth and retention by providing new member recruiting events and encouraging new and current members to be involved in chapter events and activities. The committee is responsible for increasing and maintaining a large chapter membership of almost 200 professional and associate members. The committee coordinates with the chapter secretary to maintain an up-to-date list of members and provide member name tags at programs, conduct bi-annual new member events, communicate with potential members about how to apply online, and communicate chapter events, courses, programs, and social events.

For additional information on the Membership Committee, please contact:

   Lisa Davis
   Acorn Distributors

   (614) 312-0129
   [email protected]

   Emily Kershaw
   Loeb Electric

   (740) 477-3279
   [email protected] 


 

Programs/Education

The Programs/Education Committee produces more than a dozen education sessions and facility tours throughout the year to help professional members increase their knowledge and expertise in facility management. 

 

For the education sessions Committee members are responsible for identifying topics of interest, securing speakers and locations, arranging for on-site services and reaching out to chapter members to promote the event. For the facility tours Committee members identify buildings and venues of interest and work with the building owners/managers to facilitate a behind the scenes tour for our members. 

 

For additional information and to volunteer for this Committee, please contact:

 

Jacque Adams

 

(408) 218-7442

[email protected]

   

Kelly Waters

Power Connect

 

(518)469-7250

[email protected]

 


 

Events

The Events committee plans and promotes social activities for the chapter utilizing the website and chapter events. The committee is responsible for coordinating an annual chapter baseball and hockey events, President’s Luncheon and other social activities decided by the board of directors. The committee gathers details for event planning through meetings, phone calls, e-mails and other member contact. The chairperson plans activity logistics, prepares budget and reports this information to the board. The committee coordinates events with the membership and programs committees.

For additional information on the Events Committee, please contact:

   Charlie Snyder
   Brightview

   (614) 545-8187
   [email protected]


 

Sustainability

The Sustainability committee supports IFMA regarding its sustainability programs and efforts. The committee coordinates dissemination of information to chapter members, supports and publicizes education, facilitates sustainability related events and works with the programs committee by providing topics for meetings and speaker recommendations.

For additional information on the Sustainability Committee, please contact:

   IFMA Central Ohio

   [email protected]