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Get the most from your membership: Volunteer!
To get the most from your membership, get involved and volunteer for one of our many committees. If you would like to join a committee, please contact the chair directly. If you have a general question, contact Jennifer Thornton at BOMA Baltimore - (410) 752-3318 or email.
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See our impact for yourself! If you are interested in volunteering for a committee, please contact the chairman directly.
Enjoy Success By Association. The Associate Committee works to provide Associate Members maximum exposure throughout the organization while managing the Associate Fund, which provides marketing opportunities for Associate Members. They also plan at least two networking-only events for the full membership, coordinate the bi-annual trade show which showcases exhibits from 40+ Associate Member companies, and hold workshops for Associate Members on topics such as networking, building referrals and customer service. Recent events include an afternoon boat trip on the Black-Eyed Susan Paddlewheel Boat and bowling at Mustang Alley's. The Associates Chair represents the Associate Members on the Board of Directors.
Chair: Debbie Heaver
Supporting Legislation That Impacts You. The Political Action Committee (PAC) solicits contributions from members to BOMA PAC Maryland in order to provide campaign support to legislators who are champions for commercial real estate issues.
Chair: Kevin J. Bauer, RPA
Making It Easy To Make A Difference. The Community Service Committee coordinates volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and other activities that have a positive impact on the community. Activities include continued improvements at Woodhome Elementary/Middle School, BOMA's annual school supply drive, the holiday mitten tree, and Habitat for Humanity volunteer days. BOMA members have a passion for giving back. Learn more
Chair: Jackie Youngcourt
On Course For Success. Grow professionally, earn accreditations, keep your skills sharp, and stay abreast of best practices through BOMI courses with the help of the Education Committee, which sets up two or three 15-week courses each Fall and Spring as part of BOMI Institute's designation programs for RPA, FMA, and SMA. Committee members assist in determining the courses needed, finding instructors, securing a location for the classes, and promoting the designation program. They also help set up additional education seminars.
Chair: Tim O'Donald
The mission of the Emergency Preparedness Committee is to support BOMA member needs regarding security and life safety measures and to support government agency needs and faciliate communication between those entities and BOMA members.
Co-Chair: Michael Dunn
Co-Chair: Phylis Seman
Looking towards the future. The Emerging Leaders Committee is dedicated to expanding our programs and intiatives to prospective and existing members who are in the initial stages of their real estate management careers. We work alongside the other committees and help them to provide content appealing to emerging real estate professionals. If you are interested in engaging emerging professionals or are a master at social networking, let us know. We would be happy to have you on board.
Chair: Robert Shovan, CPM®, RPA
Building A Greener Industry. The Energy and Sustainability Committee was created to promote, educate, and effectively engage members in the green initiative and energy conservation and to ensure that members have access to the resources needed to meet BOMA International's 7-Point Challenge.
Chair: Tucker Davis
Network and Succeed By Design. The Engineers Committee promotes the professional growth and development of building engineers by sharing industry knowledge, discussing common challenges and developing leadership skills. Educational seminars and building tours are held bi-monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at David S. Brown. If you would like to do a presentation, please complete the call for entries.
Chair: Chris Healey
Co-Chair: Susie Sanin
Teeing Off for a Good Cause. Golf Committee members plan and execute BOMA Baltimore’s annual golf outing held in June. This includes choosing a location, soliciting sponsors, pricing the event, promotion, and logistics. Join us and put your love of the game to good use.
Chair: Lynn Berger, RPA
The Baltimore Beltway Insiders. Join the critical debate on the issues that impact your business. Legislative Committee members work with BOMA Baltimore's lobbyist to identify issues affecting commercial real estate, update members on important industry issues and coordinate grassroots legislative efforts. Learn More
Chair: Kevin J. Bauer, RPA
Mad Men (And Women) Wanted. The Marketing Committee is responsible for spreading the word about BOMA Baltimore and our programs to prospective and existing members. Manage public relations efforts. Develop sponsorship opportunities and programs. Or oversee the ongoing development of the BOMA Baltimore web site and online newsletter. Your creativity is the limit on the Marketing Committee!
Chair: John Pezzulla
Win Friends And Influence People. The Membership Committee is your chance to connect and make BOMA Baltimore great. Membership development and retention efforts include: targeting prospective members, welcoming new members, following up with non-renewals developing membership materials, and enhancing benefits.
Chair: Terri Gavin
Tap Your Inner Event Planner. BOMA Baltimore offers many popular events that provide members with the opportunity to learn, network and socialize with other industry professionals. Our Monthly Program Committee helps plan every facet of these much-anticipated events from determining topics of interest to securing speakers and locations.
Chair: Monica LaVorgna
Consider it The Best of Baltimore BOMA-style! Every two years, we select the buildings that we believe embody the values and the best practices of our industry. Two subcommittees make up the full Building of the Year Committee: Judging and Event. The Judging Subcommittee reviews and evaluates all of the entries in a two-phase process, which consists of a building tour and management team interview. This Subcommittee requires knowledge about commercial property management or a very specific aspect of what makes a building exceptional. The Event Subcommittee plans and executes the Building of the Year Awards Dinner. This group selects the location, sets a budget, works with all vendors, develops the program, etc. The majority of the work for this event takes place from May-November. Special Thanks to our 2010 Building of the Year Granite Sponsor - VSC Fire & Security. See our 2010 winners.
The competition awards excellence in building management by evaluating all facets of a building's operations including budget and fiscal responsibility, staff structure, energy management, building systems maintenance, life safety, environmental initiatives and overall exceptional service.
Chair: Terri Gavin