The sun has been going down earlier and earlier and so marks the coming of a new season. I know many of you have hopefully by now run your layup treatment for your cooling towers and have drained them to get ready for the heating season. Although we are familiar with the humdrum of these regular chores and the seasonal cycles, there is a new wind of change upon us.
Looking back, to say this year has been challenging would be a gross understatement. We have been faced with a sizzling political climate, social unrest, protests, riots, and to top it off a pandemic. While we all may not have experienced having to get ready for protests and riots, we all have had to adapt to the pandemic of COVID-19. But, if staying connected and sharing our experiences as Facilities Management professionals has let us know one thing, it is that we are not alone. I have seen many topics covered in the e-mails that have gone back and forth, and so I wanted to reach out and let you know that the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Wisconsin APWA chapter will host a virtual meeting to inaugurate WIFMA’s merger into APWA. The theme will be Facilities Management: Mitigating COVID Measures and we will be covering many topics within this theme, including:
Free registration is required so we can plan appropriately and have the ability to share any updates or follow-up information. (Session connection link will be sent via email confirmation of your registration.)
No matter what our opinions may be of all that is going on, we have all have had to face and adapt to a new set challenges to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. We have had to consider new measures, technologies, ways of doing business, and we have had to adjust our budgets to accommodate them. We hope to touch on many of these topics in our virtual meeting.
One of the drivers that led to the creation of WIFMA was a strong desire to connect Facilities Management professionals and create a supportive network for us in the Public Works environment across the state of Wisconsin. This will continue on through the Wisconsin APWA chapter and below you will find a list of resources and links to continue this endeavor. Also, Jim Elsbury has graciously agreed to take the reins and be the committee chair.. at least until Spring of 2021. If there is anyone in your organizations that you feel may benefit in connecting to this network, please let them know so that we may grow stronger and become informed to make decisions on behalf of ourselves, our organizations, and those that we serve.
I hope to see you online on December 2nd - connection information is below.
Javier Ramos, FMP
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Facilities Management: Mitigating COVID Measures- Online Meeting Link
December 2, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Use your computer microphone and speakers for audio, or you can also dial in using your phone: (872) 240-3311 and enter Access Code: 446-554-917.
Event Date & Time:12/2/2020 1:00 PM - 12/2/2020 2:30 PM
Venue :Online Session
515 W Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha , WI , 53188
Contact Person :Javier Ramos
Email : email@example.com
Phone : (262) 548-7198
Company : Waukesha County
Title : Facilities Supervisor
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