Welcome to Rocky Mountain APPA
RMA 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.
Rocky Mountain APPA includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.
RMA Annual Educational Conference
Each year the members of RMA gather for an annual conference to renew our commitment to our profession, our motivations, and to each other as peers. The University of New Mexico will host the annual RMA Educational Forum on September 22-24, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM. See the conference website for more information.
University of Arizona receives APPA Award for Excellence
The University of Arizona received the APPA Award for Excellence is designed to recognize and advance excellence in the field of educational facilities. The Award for Excellence is APPA's highest institutional honor and provides educational institutions the opportunity for national and international recognition for their outstanding achievements in facilities management.
The Nuts & Bolts
of Facilities Supervision
"I was a participant in the APPA Supervisor's Toolkit seminar in Regina last week and I just wanted to let you know that I found it to be very interesting, and that there was definitely some tools that I will be adding to my tool box."
"Specifically the Mission, Vision and Goal the university of Alberta has its own for the institution, but I'm going to create one for my own team. So in summation thanks for the knowledge sharing and with any luck we will see you at another seminar or APPA conference in the future."
University of Alberta
University of Colorado-Boulder
APPA's Sustainability Award in Facilities Management is designed to recognize and advance sustainability excellence in educational facilities. This is APPA's newest award and is reflective of APPA's "Sustainability Statement" and was introduced for the first time in the 2012 annual award cycle. This award recognizes the facilities management department that has integrated sustainable policies and "green" practices throughout all facets of the organization and embedded them within the educational institution.
Pacesetter Award was awarded to Lindsey Wagner, Director or Utilities and Infrastructure at Northern Arizona University
The Pacesetter Award is designed to encourage further participation in APPA among those who have already made significant contributions at the regional or chapter level. Up to seven Pacesetter Awards may be given each year.
Meritorious Award was awarded to Dave Button, Vice President, Administration, at University of Regina
The Meritorious Service Award upon the individual member or members who have made significant, life-long contributions to the profession of education facilities management. APPA's highest award for individual service, the Meritorious Service Award is given to no more than three individuals each year. Individuals must have been an active member of APPA for a minimum of ten years; attended and participated in meetings and other functions at the international level; and demonstrated continued and distinguished service to the association.
Unsung Heroes Award was awarded to Cloriza Lomeli, Assistant Director of Business Development at GLHN Architects & Engineers
Annually, regional presidents are asked to suggest a worthy individual(s) who work tirelessly for their region, chapter, and/or the profession, but whom have gone unnoticed to date and are worthy of receiving an award from the president of International APPA. These individuals are recognized as “unsung heroes” during the Awards Ceremony at the APPA annual conference and further recognized at their regional or state conference the following fall.