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IFMA Luncheon
FM's Building Tour
FMP Course
Dress for Success
Charity Golf Event
Legislative News
Leverage Your Beverage
News fron SDG&E
UCSD Extension Courses
ErgoX Event
Member Spotlight
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

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April 2015


IFMA San Diego April 8th Luncheon
business-lunch.jpg Data-Based Decision Making: Making a Compelling Business Case

Organizations that gravitate toward quantitative management tools share something in common: a preference for making decisions based on verifiable date, not assumptions.  In this session, we'll share the types of data organizations are using to make sense of their space, the trends in the data, and recommendations and best practices regarding how to make a powerful business case based on the data available...  


 Learn more or register now 


Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego
1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego
FM's Only! Building Tour & Presentation - Hughes Marino -  Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Join us for an enlightening presentation at Hughes Marino's Downtown San Diego headquarters, where Hughes Marino Senior Vice President, John Jarvis, will discuss the tremendous impact that a workspace can have on a company, and the facility manager's role in supporting it...


Tuesday, April 21, 8:30 - 10 AM

Location : 

Hughes Marino 
1450 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101


REGISTER NOW DEADLINE - April 19 at midnight p.m.
FMP Courses Offered in San Diego
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Did you Know?
IFMA San Diego is meeting with great success in holding FMP, SFP and CFM classes in the San Diego area.  To date, our classes has draw attendees from Utah, Hawaii, Northern California and Arizona, to name a few. 

Other things you may want to know about the Credentials Classes in San Diego:
  • A class hasn't been cancelled in over 5 years.
  • Class size ranges fro 7-13 attendees
  • Over 25 people earned their FMP since classes started
  • Thirteen have earned the SFP designation, and
  • Seventy chapter members have earned their CFM since the inception of the program.
So consider signing up for a class today and join in our chapter success!

IFMA San Diego Chapter
will be offering The FMP Course - Leadership and Strategy taught by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area.
CFM - Review and Learning System

May 14 - 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Registration deadline, Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:00 PM
To register now, click here 


FMP Operations and Maintenance

July 9-10, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration deadline, Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:00 PM

To register now, click here 


Plan for this year's FMP, CFM and SFP Courses

August 20-21        FMP - Project Management

Nov 12-14 &         SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional  

Dec 10-12            SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2

Clean Out Your Closets for TWO Causes

IFMA San Diego's Community Service Committee is collecting business attire for SDYS's TAY Academy for the young people going on interviews and used textiles for recycling to earn funds for SDYS


Clean out your closet ... Gentlemen, that suit or sports coat, ties.  Ladies, the dress that you no longer like will help a young person "dress for success" at their next interview. Dress shoes, belts, purses and appropriate jewelry can also be used. All sizes are needed.


We are also looking to recycle bedding, clothes, sleeping bags and so many other things.


How can you help?

  • Give us your clean, gently used office attire!
  • Donate 4 rolling clothes racks, plastic or metal coat hangers or shoe racks
  • See a complete list of items for Ripple Textiles 
  • We will be collecting these items at the April 8th Luncheons. 
  • Contact Vicky Cate or call her at 619-520-7189 
New Member Breakfast - 5/1/15
New members are welcome to attend this networking breakfast to learn more about IFMA San Diego, meet the committee chairs and executive board, and net
work with fellow members.

Friday, May 1, 2015; 8:00 - 9:30 AM 
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

Click here for more information and to register. 
Charity Golf Event Change - NOW on 6/5/15
Our annual Charity Golf Event has been rescheduled to Friday, June 5 and will be held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  Planning has just begun, so more details will be available shortly.
Legislative News
The words Compliance, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines on colorful arrow road signs directing you to comply wih important laws or standards
Each month, we hope to provide you with information on the latest legislative and regulations affecting the facility management industry.

Updates for April 2015: 
IEA Legistrative Summary - click here 
Prop 65 Exposure Assessment Bill Fact Sheet - click here

If you would like to get more involved, please contact our Government Affairs Chair, Jim Craig. 
Leverage Your Beverage
Show Off Your Site & Host a Tour or Leverage Your Beverage Event!


Do you  have the perfect space to host a Leverage Your Beverage?  Does your business have an interesting story to show and tell that might be perfect for an IFMA tour?  We'd love to showcase your building! 


Contact Lisa Chappell to register your interest today!



Trade Professional Program

As you know, SDG&E has a Trade Professional program where we recognize individuals familiar with good industry standards and a firm knowledge of our energy efficiency programs.

The workshop below is the entry into this program.  The if and when recognized, customers may use the Trade Professionals as a selection guide for hiring energy efficiency contractors.  
This can benefit some facility managers and especially many of your associate members.
Business Energy Action Plan
Small businesses can track the ups and downs of energy bills. With Business Energy Advisor in MY ACCOUNT, you can get your current and forecasted bill for the month, review your hourly, weekly or monthly energy usage, analyze your bill changes and subscribe to weekly energy use summary emails. Learn more, go to MY ENERGY TOOLS

UC San Diego Extension Offers Facility Management Courses

Principles of Facilities Management        

INCLASS - 04/09/15 - 06/04/15       


Facilities Operations & Maintenance      

INCLASS - 04/06/15 - 06/01/15       


Innovation and Integration of Sustainable Practices

INCLASS - 04/06/15 - 06/08/15


Introduction to Sustainability

ONLINE - 04/06/15 - 06/06/15       


ErgoX:  An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event - June 17- 19, 2015       


At ErgoX, world-class leaders in the ergonomics field will translate the latest scientific findings and best practices into effective information, procedures, tools, and approaches you can use to improve your work safety and wellness outcomes - all in a unique, user-friendly, and intimate setting.


ErgoX is focused on helping you find solutions to your specific ergonomics challenges through our expert panel and innovative "State Your Case" poster session. Bring your challenges and problems and let ErgoX provide the solutions!


For further information and registration information, CLICK HERE 

This month's Member Spotlight shines on Marcy Harold of Mission Federal Credit Union.
Read more about this incredible individual.
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
April 8 - Monthly Luncheon
April 15 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative)
April 21-23 - IFMA Facility Fusion 
May 13 - Monthly Luncheon 

May 14 - 16 - CFM Review and Learning System

May 18 - FM Roundtable

May 19 - FM Roundtable

May 20 - FM Roundtable

May 21 - FM Roundtable 

June 2 - Educational Breakfast

June 5 - IFMA-SD Charity Golf Event

June 10 - Monthly Luncheon

June 12-13 - Painting and Clean Up Party at SDYS

July 8 - Monthly Luncheon 

July 16-17 - FMP Operations and Maintenance

August 1 - Start of the "Kids Clothing Drive" for SDYS (thru 9/9/15) 

August 12 - Monthly Luncheon 

August 17 - FM Roundtable

August 18 - FM Roundtable

August 19 - FM Roundtable

August 20 - FM Roundtable 

August 20-21 - FMP Project Management

September 1 - Educational Breakfast

September 9 - Monthly Luncheon

September 23 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative) 

October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace

October 14 - Monthly Luncheon

November 9 - FM Roundtable

November 11 - Monthly Luncheon

November 12-14 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1

November 17 - FM Roundtable

November 18 - FM Roundtable

November 19 - FM Roundtable 

December 1 - Educational Breakfast

December 7-8 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront

December 9 - Holiday Social

December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2


IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings

2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee

2nd Thursday - Membership Committee

3rd Friday - Government Affairs Committee

4th Thursday  - Communications Committee

4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting

4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee

Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 

Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  


Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.

Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Clyde Byas, County of San Diego
  • Tamar Collins, Dynamic Space Solutions
  • Gabe Cooley, Rayco
  • Lori Durand, Nobel Americas Energy Solutions
  • Bick Ellerbeck, CAM Services
  • Kevin Foley, Quake HOLD! Industrial Inc
  • Ed Franklin, Allstate Moving Systems
  • Daniel Gibson, Jack Henry & Associates
  • Jerry Hudson, DFS Flooring
  • Dennis Keck, Naval Base San Diego
  • Anne Pajaud, Johnson $ Johnson
  • Heidi Snyder, Sodexo INc.
  • Martin Stout, J. Craig Venter Institute

E-News Submission 

E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an email article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Website newsletter.

Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International!

Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.


To update your information, just contact:


International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124
IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

If you would like more information about the chapter and its eNews, please consult our website

About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) · f: 858-228-4365 ·