Past Meetings

Fall 2013 - College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

The Fall SNEAPPA took place on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with six twenty-minute "speed" sessions, allowing colleagues to share some of the happenings on their campuses. Presenters from Connecticut College, Smith College, Wellesley College, and University of Hartford lead great discussions showcasing special projects on their campuses.  Thank you to Stephen George, Chuck Dougherty, Judy James, John Michalewicz, Trina Learned and Pete Zuraw. After lunch, Brian Bloomfield, Brian Griffin and Ted Heywood, all of Holy Cross lead well attended tours of the campus and grounds.

Fall 2013 Meeting Agenda


Fall 2012 - Naisminth Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA.

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame was a great venue to explore the future direction of SNEAPPA.  We first heard a great presentation by the folks at Triumvirate Environmental who talked about their revolutionary approach to safety based on the book Safe by Accident, by Aubrey Daniels.

SNEAPPA President John Michalewicz then took the floor to moderate a question and answer session to explore how SNEAPPA could best serve the membership as well as our loyal business partners.

Fall 2012 Meeting Agenda.pdf


Summer 2012 - University of Rhode Island, Main Campus

The staff lead by Jerry Sidio at URI put a great meeting together with four sessions including Sustainability, Smart Data Centers, Landscaping and Construction Challenges as well as two tours including a $76M Pharmacy building and a campus tour.  It was another great educational opportunity with optional tracks and tours to satisfy the interests of everyone.

Summer 2012 Meeting Agenda.pdf


Spring 2012 - Lasell College

The first business meeting of SNEAPPA's 2012 schedule was held at Lasell College in Auburndale, MA on Thursday, March 15.  Mark Fournier and his colleagues designed a thoughtful and timely program in support of “Implementing the Goals of the President's Climate Commitment.”  Beautiful campus - great presentation.

Spring Meeting 2012.pdf


Fall 2011 - College of the Holy Cross

The fall meeting at the College of the Holy Cross featured two sessions, including a talk by John Cannon on his recently published article in the APPA Facilities Manager Magazine, titled "Exceeding Expectations" and a talk by Mary Feeney of Bowditch and Dewey, Worcester, MA about the ADA law and handicap accommidations.  These presentations were followed by two tours including the recently completed Figge Hall and the Integrated Science Complex.

Fall Meeting 2011.pdf


Summer 2011 - Eastern Connecticut State University

The staff at Eastern Connecticut State University put on a great meeting including a great talk about Environmental Health Safety and a lively presentation about Maintaining Morale and Spirit by Tracy Knofla.  This was followed by optional tours through a 180,000 SF LEED Silver Science building or a demo of their new Encelium System.

Summer 2011 Meeting Agenda.pdf


Spring 2011 - University of Rhode Island, NBC

The NARRAGANSETT BAY CAMPUS (NBC) of URI hosted the Spring SNEAPPA Conference April 13, 2011. In addition to the beautiful water views, the dual track program provided detailed information on several hot topics.  Track 1 focused on PCB policies and remediation, and was hosted by Kimberly Tisa, EPA Region 1; Vern Wyman, URI AVP for Business Services; and Jeff Hamel, Woodard &Curran.  Track 2 highlighted equally compelling themes of Integrated Pest Management, (replete with bedbugs, IPM and RFP discussions) presented by the URI, trio of  Bonnie Jacob,  Doug Michael, and Tracey Angell; and, "Behavioral Modification to Improve Energy Management," presented by Dave Lamb, URI; and Scott Finlinson, Noresco.

The afternoon tours presented venues not often seen at SNEAPPA meetings, and included the RI Nuclear Science Center, The Research Vessel Endeavor, and The Inner Space Center.  The Nuclear Science Center presented views into the core of an active reactor, thirty feet below the water’s surface. The RV Endeavor gave views into the living/working conditions of an active NSF research vessel – which departed for research two days after the conference. The Inner Space Center showed the culmination of the vision presented by Dr. Robert Ballard at the ERAPPA conference in Mystic, Connecticut in 2006; and showed the operations center that manages active underwater research throughout the world through electronic controls and monitors. Beautiful campus - great tours.

Spring Meeting 2011.pdf


Fall 2010 - Boston College

The Fall Meeting was held November 10, 2010 on the Chestnut Hill Campus of Boston College at Corcoran Commons, with an aggressive agenda that included three major presentations (Administrative Program Reviews, Commissioning, and Building Restoration) and two tours.  Mike Pimental, BC Institutional Research, presented the Administrative Program Review (APR) as BC's planning process that provides an on-going approach to assessment, planning and improvement, and included a panel discussion that covered the benefits and methodology at the department level. Terence Leahy, Boston College; Mark LeBrun, PE/Affiliated Engineers, and Howard J. McKew, CPE/RDK Engineers, presented the Commissioning component and highlighted best practices.  The exterior renovation of Gasson Hall, BC's historic/iconic building, was covered by John Romeo, BC Facilities and Wendall Kalsow, McGinley Kalsow Associates, and rounded out the morning.  An excellent buffet lunch  followed by selective tours of the beautiful Chestnut Hill campus closed out the day.  Thanks to our hosts at BC for a job well done.

Fall Meeting Agenda 2010.pdf


Hosting a SNEAPPA Meeting

The success of SNEAPPA relies on the willingness of institutional members to host chapter meetings.  The benefits to hosting a meeting will far exceed the efforts that go into the event, including:

  1. An opportunity to help fellow members grow their knowledge from the experiences on your campus
  2. Excellent exposure for your your institution
  3. An opportunity to recognize your staff for their accomplishments by presenting the success of your programs
  4. An opportunity to get great support from your peers for challenges that you are facing

The list can go on and on!

We hope you will consider hosting a meeting as we would like to fill our calendar for the next few years.  

Please use the following guide to see just how easy it is.  You will also be supported by a professional conference planner from "Impressive Gatherings" who will handle the full registration process for you!

General Information:

        Event Date(s) (tentative):  3rd Thursday of March, June, and November (annually)

        Event Time:  (8 AM Registration) 9 AM

Meeting Format


Business Meeting (15-30 min)

Presentation(s) (1 hr)


Presentation(s) (1 hr)


Facility Tour(s)

Anticipated Attendance:  80 to 120

Registration Fees applicable to Host Institution:

First six (6) Host Institution Registrations are Complimentary

Additional campus/faculty attendees may register at the discounted rate of $30 per person

Speakers/presenters/panelists* (non-faculty) invited to participate in educational session(s) by the hosting institution may also register at the discounted rate of $30 per person

* Registration fee will be waived for compensated or volunteer speaker(s) and/or panelist(s) from industry or government sectors

Agenda Development

Create and coordinate compelling presentations and interactive sessions for review with SNEAPPA President 45-60 days prior to meeting


Invite and confirm participation of all speakers or panelists.

Determine room set-up (theater, classroom, etc.) to comfortably seat all attendees in addition to complementing speaker's/panelist’s optimum delivery format.

Obtain and provide speaker or panelist AV requirements for presentation (LCD projector, screen, mics, flip charts, etc.).

Prepare speaker handouts for distribution, if applicable


    Full, per person reimbursement of food/beverage costs, based on the final headcount, will made to the hosting institution by the SNEAPPA Treasurer upon presentation of a detailed invoice.  Typical refreshment offerings include Coffee and…, a mid-morning refresh (beverages only), and buffet luncheon consisting of a meat and vegetarian option.  A proposed menu with associated per person costs (including any applicable tax/service charges) should be included with the draft agenda document submitted to the President.

SNEAPPA Drawing (optional)

    Add your institution’s logo’d item(s) to those from the Board of Directors’ schools for the “Be True To Your School… or Someone Else’s…” drawing!  All in fun and open to CU members and Business Partners in attendance.


Contact SNEAPPA President, John Michalewicz, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Cannon, SNEAPPA Treasurer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  We appreciate your willingness to host an upcoming SNEAPPA Business Meeting!



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June 23, 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We just past the summer solstice, that one day of the year with the most sunlight – it was quiet a sunny day in my neighborhood.  The summer solstice also marks that “summer” is here and for many of us we are deep into summer projects while other at starting summer routines with children, family vacations and the like.

At last week’s summer meeting held at the site of the 2015 ERAPPA meeting, elections were held and the results are as follows:

President – Keith McDonald, Bridgewater State College

Vice President – Jerry Sidio, University of Rhode Island

Secretary – Tom Kane, Bentley University

Treasurer – John Cannon, College of the Holy Cross

I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire membership for their recognition and support of the chapter and me as President over the past 4 years.  Collectively we have accomplished a lot of work and as the Chapter moves towards its work of hosting the 2015 ERAPPA annual meeting. There is much work ahead of us.  To date we are in a great place with both the Chapter and the host committee initiatives.

I hope that you will continue your efforts as Keith moves the Chapter onto its next course.  I have pledged my support of Keith and the Chapter in the role of Past President.

I hope you find peace and enjoyment this summer.


John Michalewicz



The SNEAPPA Summer Meeting was held on Thursday, June 19 at the Omni Providence in Providence, RI.  The meeting began by holding elections for the 2014-2016 slate of officers comprising the SNEAPPA Board of Directors.  The first morning session then begin with Bridgewater State University sharing their project experience with striving for Net-Zero Energy.      The second half of the morning then engaged the audience with a "Hot Topics" panel, tackling discussions on current challenges/solutions facing colleagues in the Facilities field.

Please view the agenda here: Summer 2014 Meeting Agenda



The SNEAPPA 2014 Summer Meeting will begin by holding elections for the 2014-2016 slate of officers comprising the SNEAPPA Board of Directors. This is the opportunity for the membership to nominate and elect individuals whom they believe will best fill the leadership positions of the organization, and nominations for all positions can be made right up to the election.  Please plan to nominate and vote this year -- either in person at the summer meeting or via fax (860)349-5941 / eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  One ballot per member institution is accepted. 

Please view the ballot here:  SNEAPPA Ballot 2014



The spring SNEAPPA meeting was held on Thursday, March 27 at the University of Hartford.

Check out the agenda here: Spring 2014 Meeting Agenda