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
Facilities Management: a culture of purpose.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy was visiting the newly built NASA space facility in Houston, Texas and happened to see a janitor walking down a corridor carrying a broom. President Kennedy interrupted the tour and approached this man asking, “What is your job?”
“Well, Mr. President,” the janitor responded, “I’m helping to put a man on the moon.”
It is this cultural paradigm that we as facilities professionals need to foster through our approach, purpose and mission. We are truly part of something larger than ourselves as facilities management is directly contributing to global change. Through our partnership with academics in creating and maintaining environments which are not only conducive to supporting research but are also educating and guiding the future minds of our planet and it is this by which we find our calling. We are living in an age of exponential change, elevated expectations and a never-ending challenge to stay relevant in our profession. The complexities of facilities management through technological developments, student experiences, reliance on accurate and consistent operation of research systems and staffing development, not to mention the need to adequately communicate funding needs in addressing deferred maintenance, all require a support network. We have all been affected deeply by the pandemic and have been relied on heavily by our institutions to not only keep our campus communities safe but also work in highly creative ways in accomplishing this. Now more than ever we need to come together and share our experiences, we need to learn from one another and we need to continue supporting one another as we move forward. It is the networking of facilities professionals that make APPA/RMA and our business partners invaluable in providing the support, knowledge and partnerships required to accomplish our mission.
What has always made APPA/RMA so important to me is the focus on being a facility professional through educational opportunities and immense networking resources, which ultimately promote student success. APPA has a rich history dating back to 1914, and this vastness in knowledge, training, experiences and networking is critical in managing our institutions at the highest levels. I encourage our membership to explore all the many ways RMA not only gives back to our membership through APPA conference scholarships, CEFP coupons and awards but also in the many training opportunities that are made available through our conferences and our Supervisor Toolkits.
It is with great pride and honor that I serve this great organization in my current capacity and I encourage our member institutions to serve as well.
John R. Gleason – RMA President
University of Colorado Boulder
PCAPPA & RMA Announce:
Joint Annual Conference in Portland, OR
October 9 -11, 2022
Save the Date!
The Pacific Coast & Rocky Mountain Regions of APPA are pleased to announce they are teaming up to bring you a sensational Annual Conference on October 9-11, 2022 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.
Be on the lookout for:
- Call for proposals: We will be launching our CFP process in the coming weeks. Check your email for the link to submit your proposal describing your experiences and best practices.
- Registration for the Annual Conference will open later this spring.
- Sponsorship registration is now open! Respond to this email if you’re interested in being a sponsor and a thought-leader at this conference.
- Questions? Contact Event Producers at any time.
We look forward to reconnecting our two regions for a great conference experience!
Open RMA Board of Directors Positions
Annual Meeting Coordinator, 3 year term
Professional Development Chair, 3 year term
14’s Lead Climber, Annual no limit
Historian, 3 year term
RMA Virtual Conference Recordings Now Available
Please go to our 2022 Virtual Conference Recordings page for links to the videos of all six presentation.
Jessica Bradley, Interim Acting Associate Director of Facilities at the University of Colorado Boulder, has excepted and has been appointed as RMA’s new Awards & Recognition Chair. The RMA board is committed to continuing our support in offering opportunities through scholarships in order to develop individuals as Facilities Management Professionals.
If you have a story idea, or simply want to share what’s happening on your campus, contact Timm Lyons at [email protected].
Webinars and Training
- Check out the list of upcoming Webinars sponsored by APPA (updated regularly)
- Nalco Water Webinar November 2020: Impact of ASHRAE Recommendations on University Water Treatment (download here).