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Committee Resources

Additional Volunteer Positions Are Available in the Following Areas

The Government Affairs Committee develops and prioritizes policy positions on advocacy issues for consideration by BOMA International’s Executive Committee and Board of Governors. The committee identifies emerging issues, provides guidance to advocacy staff, and engages membership in an active dialogue on current legislative matters impacting the federal, state and/or local levels, strengthening BOMA’s grassroots to influence public policy.

Membership is open. Voting membership is limited.

For more information or to get involved, contact John Bryant or Emily Naden.

The Tax and Finance Taskforce was created to prioritize and guide BOMA International’s federal advocacy efforts on tax and finance issues. The taskforce advises and reports to the Government Affairs Committee on related policy recommendations.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Emily Naden.

The Energy and Environment Committee recommends policy for BOMA International on environmental and energy related issues. Committee members exchange information related to opportunities and challenges facing the commercial real estate industry at the national, state and local level, and work to encourage the implementation of energy conservation and sustainability practices throughout the real estate industry.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact John Bryant.

The State and Local Government Affairs Committee works to enhance advocacy efforts through the exchange of information on developments affecting the industry at the state and local level. Committee members identify trending advocacy issues and assist in the development of whitepapers, policy positions, and other resources to assist BOMA local associations advocacy efforts.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Ken Rosenfeld.

The BOMAPAC Council oversees BOMA International’s political action committee, which financially supports members of Congress in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Council members work with local associations to encourage BOMAPAC fundraisers, identify and implement fundraising strategies, and promote BOMAPAC throughout the association.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Meg Novak.

The Industry Defense Fund Oversight Committee is the approving body for all requests for assistance with the financing of advocacy or legal challenges at the federal, state and local levels. The committee provides oversight of disbursements ensuring that recipients meet the criteria for funding.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Ken Rosenfeld.

The Building Codes Committee works to enhance BOMA’s position and presence as the leading commercial real estate association for building code development. Committee members provide guidance to advocacy staff on related issues and develop policy positions for code development, working with the International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact John Bryant.

The Preparedness Committee is designed to give industry leaders a forum to collaborate on ways to improve emergency preparedness and increase building resilience. Committee members serves as a resource to ensure BOMA members have the best information and tools to respond appropriately and recover quickly from emergency situations, natural disasters and other building security issues.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Ken Rosenfeld.

The Standard Methods of Floor Measurement Committee is updating the ANSI-accredited BOMA floor measurement standards. The committee recently completed the revisions to the Office, Industrial and Gross Areas standards and is currently working on updating the Retail Standard, including incorporation of IPMS for Retail Buildings. The committee promotes adoption of the standards by owners, tenants and other stakeholders and provides continuing guidance on the interpretation and application of the ANSI-accredited BOMA floor measurement standards.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lisa Prats or Tanner Johnston.

The Awards Committee recognizes excellence in building management and operations through the presentation of The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY®). The committee strives to promote these awards programs to the entire BOMA membership, the commercial real estate industry and the general public.

Membership is open with limits to representatives per region.

For more information or to get involved, contact Joanne Arnold.

The BOMA Association Executives (BAE) Council provides a forum for the free exchange of experience and opinions among members through discussion, study and publications. Council members work together to promote the arts and science of association management and to educate the members, local affiliated associations, BOMA International, BOMI and other organizations on the unique characteristics of being a local BAE. Through its meetings and conferences for the mutual improvement and education of members, the council develops and encourages the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct among individuals serving as a BAE. The BAE Council acts as spokesman for its members and as an advocate for the BAEs.

Members are elected or appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Anita Smith.

BOMA’s Conference Education Workgroup is charged with developing and advancing BOMA International’s annual conference education program. The workgroup reviews and grades all session proposal submissions and provides guidance on the selection of speakers, content experts and topics. The workgroup also evaluates the conference program each year and provides guidance on future program design.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Chisholm.

BOMA’s industrial Committee provides a forum to discuss topics and issues related to operating and managing industrial properties and initiates and oversees the development of programs and services for owners and managers of these properties. The latter includes education programs at BOMA’s annual conference as well as webinars and stand-alone courses and programs. The Committee develops strategies to grow BOMA membership within this sector and seeks opportunities to better serve the industrial portfolio owners and managers through education, information and networking.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno.

The Local Education Services Forum promotes the exchange of ideas and best practices in industry education and training among local BOMA associations. The LESF also provides a forum for communicating market information, member needs and program suggestions to BOMA International.

Membership is open to all BAEs and Local Association staff.

For more information or to get involved, contact Catie Leard.

BOMA’s Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Real Estate Committee focuses on healthcare real estate development, leasing and management. The committee spearheads the planning of BOMA’s highly regarded Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Real Estate Conference, held annually, and works to provide better MOB performance benchmarks.

Membership is open to members in medical real estate.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Chisholm or Mary de la Fe.

The National Associate Member (NAM) Committee provides guidance and assistance to BOMA International from the associate member perspective. The NAM Committee provides leadership and direction on such things as marketing BOMA International Expo; promoting NAM participation on all BOMA committees, task forces and SIGs; providing opportunities for NAMs to be recognized and rewarded for their participation and support; developing and conducting education programs for NAMs; and providing forums for NAMs to express their ideas and concerns to BOMA staff, leadership and other audiences.

Membership is open to all National Associate members.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deidre Schexnayder or Anita Smith.

The Membership Development Committee provides direction for the execution of membership growth across the BOMA federation while maintaining the BOMA Brand in support of the overall SLRP membership goals, to increase BOMA’s influence, reach and revenue by growing its membership and engagement with non-members. It strives to accomplish BOMA’s strategic plan for membership development by setting and assessing annual Committee goals, and making recommendations that will add value to membership. The committee is led by a local membership committee chair and BAE to reflect the expertise and lifeblood of the association.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Anita Smith.

BOMA’s National Advisory Council is an exclusive network of senior commercial real estate professionals. The NAC is focused on discussing the most pressing issues impacting companies with large regional, national, and international portfolios, while acting as a leadership sounding board for BOMA. Council members are drawn from the nation's largest companies that develop, own and/or manage commercial real estate and represent skill sets in every discipline of real estate ownership and management. The members come together twice a year to share perspectives, advance policy recommendations, and learn from each other; however, NAC provides a year-round forum for members to engage in problem solving and business discussions.

Membership is by invitation only.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno or Henry Chamberlain.

The Emerging Professionals Committee is geared toward BOMA members who are starting out their career in commercial real estate and want to grow professionally. The EPC provides input and guidance on creating a membership environment that is appealing, challenging and rewarding to a diverse an ever-changing workforce, as well as educating emerging professionals on the value of BOMA. The EPC also focuses on career development and networking opportunities.

Membership is open to members with less than 5 years of industry experience.

For more information or to get involved, contact Catie Leard.

The Nominating Committee’s purpose is to recommend the best candidates who have a variety of leadership skills, experiences, and areas of expertise to serve as BOMA International’s Officers and on BOMA International’s Executive Committee. The recommended slate of candidates is brought to the Board of Governors for approval at the Annual Conference.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Luci Vallejo.

The Audit Committee reviews the annual audit report submitted by the independent auditors and submits comments and recommendations to the Finance Committee. It also reviews the implementation of approved Finance Committee recommendations related to the audit and management letter and reviews the ongoing performance of internal controls and financial reporting.

Members are appointed/elected.

For more information or to get involved, contact Faides Zilemba.

The Finance Committee makes a continuous study of the association's fiscal affairs, reports recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Governors, seeks to improve the financial stability and growth of the organization and its reserve position, and prepares an annual budget to be presented to the Board of Governors.

Members are appointed/elected.

For more information or to get involved, contact Faides Zilemba.

The BOMA International Fellows Program, launched in 2011, is among BOMA International’s highest honors. It recognizes and honors BOMA members for exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, their profession, the community and BOMA at all levels, and is a call to continued leadership and service. The honorees will use the “BOMA Fellow” credential after their name and will be called upon to serve BOMA in a variety of capacities. These may include teaching, authoring articles, mentoring new members or young professionals, identifying future BOMA leaders, serving as thought leaders to identify future trends, etc. The Fellows direct the Daniel W. Chancey Leadership Academy and help raise funds for scholarships through the BOMA Foundation. Candidates for BOMA Fellows must be nominated by a BOMA member and complete a rigorous application process. Successful candidates are selected by sitting BOMA Fellows.

Members are appointed/elected.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno.

This appointed Board, which includes representatives from BOMA International and Buildings/ Stamats, oversees the management and operations of the BOMA International Expo conducted each year by BOMA and BUILDINGS in conjunction with BOMA’s annual conference.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Chisholm.

The International Council is comprised of the real estate associations from around the world that have affiliated with BOMA International (currently 18 associations). The International Council provides opportunities for high-level networking to exchange information, best practices, research, standards, education and training, public policy strategies and to facilitate business opportunities among members.

Membership is open to members of the International Affiliates and International Members-at-Large.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lisa Prats.

The principal functions of the 360 Performance Council are to: 1) review application information and confer the BOMA 360 Performance designations, and 2) provide administrative oversight for the program with the assistance of the BOMA International staff and in compliance with the BOMA 360 Performance Program Operation and Building Designation Procedures. All final decisions regarding the operation of the BOMA 360 Performance Program shall be the sole responsibility of the Council.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Joel Corley.

The purpose of the Community Service Committee is to serve the BOMA community. It was established to be a source of support, guidance and resource for philanthropic efforts being made by BOMA Locals and to promote purpose and engagement between the Locals and BOMA International; setting an example of the philanthropy and leadership that strengthens BOMA.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Luci Vallejo

*Indicates Members are appointed/invited.

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