Hello RMA Members,

Our Board of Directors hopes that everyone is staying safe during these challenging times.  The RMA Board cancelled our annual conference to protect our members.  Concerning Board positions we voted to consider the previous year a “null year”.  Board members were able to extend their positions by 1 year in hopes of returning to normal operations. 

In October, I contacted the Board and announced that I was am stepping down from the RMA Board duties to assume additional roles at my institution.  I contacted Tim Dobson, President-Elect, and he is able to move into the President role in accordance with our By-Laws. 

There will be additional updates on RMA and the next steps for the organization posted to the website in the coming weeks.   Please continue to contact the Board if you are interested in becoming more engaged with our organization, have suggestions to improve our organization, or comments in general.

Kent Andersen


 APPA is a great resource for information and discussion of the impacts of and guidelines for dealing with this new territory.  Go to https://www.appa.org/covid19-resources-and-guidelines/ for more information and to connect with others in our industry.


RMA 2021 Scholarship Applications due Feb. 15 2021

Rocky Mountain APPA (RMA) is committed to provide its members with tuition scholarship opportunities to both the Leadership Academy and the Institute for Facilitates Management. The deadline for scholarship submittals is February 15, 2021. Please be aware that if you have received an RMA scholarship in the past you are not eligible to apply again. In order for your application to be considered it must be complete.

RMA supports the professional development of employees at its member institutions. The professional development of personnel in the field of facilities (operations, maintenance, design, construction, etc.) is essential to ensure that the employee can continue to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities available in providing facility services to the institution. RMA believes this professional development can be achieved through a wide variety of activities, two of which are the APPA Leadership Academy and the Institute for Facilities Management.

To access scholarship & application guidelines please visit the following link: https://rma.appa.org/scholarships.

If you have any questions regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact me at the email or phone number listed below.

John R. gleason, M.S.| Manager of Operations & Mechanical Trades

University of Colorado Boulder | Facilities Management

o: 303.735.7797  

e: [email protected]

Welcome to Rocky Mountain APPA

Rocky Mountain APPA promotes the common interests of planning, maintenance and operation of facilities within the region’s educational institutions, supports and supplements the activities of APPA, and fosters a professional spirit among those engaged in this work.

The RMA includes the U.S. states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, and the Mexican states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, and Nayarit

RMA Happenings

Garbage, Compost, and Football?  Check out the University of Arizona’s efforts to achieve a Zero-Waste Game on our News page.

If you have a story idea, or simply want to share what’s happening on your campus, contact Timm Lyons at [email protected].

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