Spring is getting close and now is the time to review your weather safety plans. There are two websites that have a lot of information that can help with planning at work and at home.
First, the Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security site, https://fcemhs.org, has information regarding the sirens in Franklin County and you can sign up to be a Siren Watcher which is a person who monitors and reports on one particular siren on Wednesdays. One may also sign up to receive weather alerts like, tornado warnings, severe thunder storm warnings, high wind, etc. You can receive these alerts by phone, text or email. The site also provides preparedness tips for seniors, children, families, etc.
Second, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, https://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov, provides numerous tips on weather related safety. And by the way this year’s Severe Weather Awareness week is March 17 through 23 with the tornado drill on March 20 at 9:50 AM. Both sites have good information so please take time to review them not only for the workplace but for home as well.
Please welcome Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA new members:
Mickey Sharron The Ohio State University
Mark Soliday The Ohio State University
Karen Crabbe The Ohio State Universtiy
Mike Suman Dura-Last Roofing, Inc.
Seth Deutsch DegreeOne
Are you looking for a way to network with your fellow IFMA Central Ohio members and get more involved with the Chapter?
The Committees in IFMA Central Ohio are what makes the Chapter operate efficiently and effectively. We have a number of committees that need your help:
Programs- This committee selects, schedules and coordinates the monthly programs and tours for the Chapter. The Committee endeavors to help members increase their knowledge and expertise in facility management related topics. This is accomplished by providing programs and tours that bring to the forefront topics of facility management that pertain to the working environment.
If you're interested in joining this committee, please contact Kelly Waters (614-736-9007 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jacque Adams (614-400-8533 or email@example.com).
Membership- This 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 also conducts quarterly new member events, as well as assists in welcoming/registering attendees at Chapter programs, tours and events.
I'm glad to announce that Emily Kershaw and Lisa Davis will be the new co-chairs for the Membership Committee. I want to thank them for taking time to volunteer and head up this fun group. At the same time, I want to thank Lisa Schultz and Steve Bauman who have been co-chairing for the past few years for all their hard work effort in maintaining the chapters membership. Good luck to all and a big Thank You!
Associate Membership - This Committee works with our associate members with questions and sponsorship opportunities. Associate members are an important part of the Chapter as we regularly tap into their knowledge base to help our Professionals receive the knowledge they need to perform their responsibilities.
I would like to welcome Jeff Havens and Michelle Hoffman to the Associate Membership Committee and for volunteering their time. I would like to thank Matt Jacobs who assisted Lara the past couple years for his time. And thank Lara Moon for her time as she hands over the reins.
Please congratulate Brian Leach (FMP) and Kevin Chips (SFP) on their new Credentials.
Central Ohio FMP Class
I am happy to annouce we have 10 registrants signed up for our first FMP course in Central Ohio. Come and join our peers/students in a networking event March 23rd at Loeb Electric.
Course dates & details:
Classes will run from 8:30am - 4pm and will be hosted in a classroom facility at Loeb Electric (1800 E. 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio). Here are the dates for the courses:
March 28th- 29th- Leadership & Strategy
May 23rd- 24th- Project Management
April 25th- 26th- Finance & Business
June 27th- 28th- Operations & Maintenance