February 2021 Newsletter Print

The IFMA Houston Experience

IFMA Houston's 2021 Event Recaps

If you attended this presentation, but have not had the opportunity to complete the survey, please reach out to our Chapter Administrator for the Survey link, so you can receive our January eBook with some extra resources Dawn made available to the IFMA Houston attendees. 


If you attended this presentation, but have not had the opportunity to complete the survey, please reach out to our Chapter Administrator for the Survey link, so you can receive our January eBook with some extra resources Dawn made available to the IFMA Houston attendees. 


Upcoming Events for spring 2021!

Spring is usually the busiest season for events and activities for IFMA Houston. We were so disappointed to have to cancel most of these events last year due to COVID-19, but they are back and better than ever. 

Please note, for any upcoming, in-person event, you will be required to complete the COVID-19 waiver before attending. Additionally, we won't be allowing in-person registration at most of the events in order to minimize touchpoints. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events VERY soon!






Registration Opening SOON!























Sponsorship Opportunities!

With our upcoming Golf Tournament and Fish Fry happening, IFMA Houston is excited to offer a Sponsorship Package for EVERY budget!

Visit our Event Sponsorship pages on our website to see the available sponsorships for these events, and email Linda Warner, our Sponsorship Chair, or our Chapter Administrator, if you should have any questions about these options. 








Let Me Introduce You To...

IFMA Houston would like to introduce you to Larry Blume from Mohawk Group. 

Please use the following link to find out more information about Larry Blume!!



Sponsor Article: Want to Increase Your Employees' Productivity? Clean Their Office Chairs


Facility managers understand the importance of having a clean office. They hire commercial cleaning companies to vacuum their floors and scrub their bathrooms. They bring in specialty surface care companies to polish their floors and restore their grout. They enlist professional window washers to keep their windows sparkling inside and out.




IFMA Houston is working to restart a member group that was established a couple of years ago for those of you who may be in between careers. The member group will meet regularly to discuss the Houston job market, job hunt, and other issues affecting people who are looking for opportunities in the facilities field.

This member group is open to both Professionals and Associates and does not cost anything to join.

IFMA Houston is currently looking to gauge interest in this member group, so if you are interested in joining, please reach out to Bart Surratt via email, and let him know if you are interested in joining!


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Professional Development

Sign Up for the City of Houston Climate Action Plan Implementation Working Groups


City of Houston

Office of Sustainability


On Earth Day this year, the City of Houston published its first-ever Climate Action Plan. The plan is a culmination of input from community stakeholders, students, businesses, non-profits, Houston’s academic institutions, environmental experts, and the energy sector for over a year. Sustainability and resilience go hand in hand, and this plan will help Houston assess the current and future risks facing our city. We must take actions that will keep our city strong, resilient and sustainable regardless of what comes our way. Houston can anticipate more extreme heat events, more ozone action days, and more rainfall if we do not take action. Tackling this challenge head-on is necessary for Houston to protect current residents and future generations. Here’s where we need your help.

•  Sign up and participate in Houston Climate Action Plan implementation working groups

•  Collaboration

•  Community engagement

We need you to drive participation in our community to take appropriate steps to build our resilience. Be changemakers in your classrooms, neighborhoods, in our city, and help us find smart solutions.

Please complete this short survey (7min) and provide us with some information about yourself.

Click HERE to sign up for the Climate Action Plan implementation working groups.

We are collecting demographic data to ensure that we are reaching out to a diverse set of people that is representative of the Houston community.

Recent sessions from Houston Climate Week were recorded and can be viewed online, for those interested. 


Did You Know...


Did you know…

Construction material accounts for 38% of the waste stream in the Houston area. The Building Materials Reuse Warehouse, a component of the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department, benefits the community by providing space for excess building materials that would otherwise be dumped in local landfills. We accept material from individuals, supply companies, and builders, and make it freely available for reuse by any non-profit organization. The Reuse Warehouse is funded in part by a grant from the Houston Galveston Area Council, a region-wide voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning region of Texas.


Check out IFMA Houston’s sustainability web page for this and more information on other sustainability topics and resources.


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What's Happening in IFMA Houston


January Virtual Event

Speaker: Dawn Landry

January 13, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM


IFMA Houston / CoreNet Virtual Event

More Details Coming soon!

SIGN UP NOW to Sponsor IFMA Houston's 2021 Golf Tournament!

April 19, 2021

Contact Linda Warner for Sponsorship Details!

Interested in Volunteering for the Golf Committee?

Contact Elena Champagne

IFMA Houston has Gone Social!

IFMA Houston is on your favorite Social Media Platform!

Don't forget to follow us to stay up to date with the most current information with the chapter!





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