From the President

     
    Happy Holidays from the Eastern Iowa IFMA Chapter Board of Directors!
     
    Please contact us at IFMA.EIC@gmail.com if you need to update your email address. Make sure we’re on your safe sender email list so you don’t miss out on updates and meeting invitations.
     
    This year has been an exceptional one for our chapter. We defined and expanded our organizational horizons. Here are a few examples:
     
    • We defined our mission and vision in greater detail, and strategic goals were set.
    • We chartered a new path to advance the facilities management profession with a $5,000 college scholarship to an Iowa college student, and an expense paid trip to 2018 IFMA World Workplace. We will partner with the IFMA Foundation for oversight and administration of the scholarship, which begins in the spring of 2018.
    • Eastern Iowa IFMA Chapter sponsor for the IIDA Great Plains Chapter Elevate event.
    • Trade show exhibitor at the Eastern Iowa’s Annual NextGen Vendor Fair Showcase.
    • We updated our website; we encourage member job postings and other relevant information for our chapter.
    • We developed criteria to provide members more value at our monthly meetings.
     
    From members’ first time experiences zip-lining in Dubuque to getting a firsthand look at the Linn County Emergency Management facility this past fall, it’s truly been an exciting year. Looking ahead, there are several great opportunities you won’t want to miss:
     
    • Arizona State University guest speaker at the February meeting. Stay tuned for more details coming soon on our website. You won’t want to miss this event.
    • IFMA sponsored Job Fair for high school/college students; stay tuned for details about how you and your company can participate.
    • Annual Golf Tournament coming in June.
    • Let your passion shine! There are many opportunities to get more involved with our chapter initiatives – we welcome your involvement whether it’s 1-hour or every month.
     
    Wishing the very best to you in the coming year!
     
    Best Regards, 
    Paige Butterfield, EI-IFMA President