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 states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.


Proposed RMA bylaw changes for membership review

When the RMA Board of Directors met last Spring, a number of suggested edits for the RMA bylaws were discussed. The suggested changes were regarding:

Article III, 3 Institutional Membership

Article III, 12 Rights and Privileges

Article III, 13 Dues

Article IV, 4 Election

Article IV, 11 Communication Coordinator

Article V, 2 Quorum

Article V, 3 Order of Business

The draft of the proposed bylaw changes for the organization can be found here. Members are encouraged to review this document and provide feedback to their “institutional representative” for the purposes of electronic voting on the proposed changes in mid to late August.

If you have any questions about these proposed bylaw changes, please contact RMA’s President, Lisa Potter, at lisa.potter@Colorado.edu.

Job Opportunities

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Physical Plant Department is hiring!  There are positions open in the Grounds & Landscaping unit as well as the Maintenance unit.  Apply today!

Supervisor, Grounds & Landscaping: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1460

Supervisor, Arboriculture: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1461

HVAC Tech 2: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1130

Master Electrician: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1248

UNM is located in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is the flagship University for the state.  The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the care and upkeep of the physical campus environment.  Additionally, the department maintains the University’s district energy system providing electricity, steam, chilled water, and domestic water through its own distribution systems.

Registration is now open for RMA’s Annual Conference in Jackson, Wyoming

The 2017 RMA Annual Meeting and Conference, hosted this year by Brigham Young University – Idaho, will be held in Jackson, Wyoming September 18-20, 2017, and will be held at the Snow King Lodge and Event Center.

Rocky Mountain APPA (RMA) holds an annual meeting each year, combined with educational sessions and networking activities in a regionally customized professional development conference. The conference is a premier event for educational facilities professionals. It’s a networking and learning experience for facilities officers, directors, and management personnel at every level from Facilities Management which includes Operations and Maintenance; Campus Planning; Project Management, Construction and Architectural Services; all other institutional services.

The educational sessions explore the latest trends, challenges and solutions facing facilities organizations within colleges and universities; K-12 private academies and public school systems; libraries, museums, and other institutions of learning.

The RMA Annual Meeting

Get a glimpse of what’s to come at the next RMA conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Check out the video produced by the RMA 2017 Host Committee.