ERAPPA 2021 Annual Conference, coming October 3rd -6th 2021

Our theme, “Lead to Inspire,” was chosen before the pandemic struck but nevertheless perfectly captures what we have all seen to be true: that there is much inspiration to be found in the leadership demonstrated by professionals during this period.

We hope to make the ERAPPA 2021 Annual Conference even more collaborative than usual, a place where we can all connect and weave our stories together. There will be ample opportunities to strengthen and build your ERAPPA network, ranging from the Hall of Resources with new interactive features and signature conference social events that will make the most of the area’s many nearby amenities.


ERAPPA is the Eastern Region of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. The Eastern Region consists of institutions from: The United States (Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine) and Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia).



Interested in joining APPA?  Please follow this link:  http://www.appa.org/Membership/joinAPPA.cfm



Jessica Abbott  |  ERAPPA President  | University of Hartford

On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to the website for the Eastern Region of APPA. As the regional affiliate of APPA International that spans the Eastern United States and Canada, our organization promotes and facilitates the learning and engagement of facilities professionals. We provide professional development scholarships to our institutional members, as well as educational programming and networking opportunities for all of our members.

There are ample opportunities to take advantage of that ERAPPA and APPA have to offer. If you are not already involved, I would encourage you to seek out your local chapter and attend their meetings. These meetings provide low cost professional development and networking opportunities. ERAPPA’s annual meeting held each fall is another great venue for learning, meeting colleagues, and developing relationships with our many supportive business partners. In addition, ERAPPA and the chapter provide APPA-sponsored professional development throughout the year. Look for announcements about Supervisor’s Toolkit, Leadership Academy, Pathway to Professionalism (P2P), Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credentialing, and webinars. Lastly, explore the many resources and training that are available through APPA. The value is unbeatable.

Please explore the website to see the opportunities are available to you – your local chapters, ERAPPA, and APPA have much to offer to help you be a successful facilities management professional.

As you peruse the website and find that you have questions, please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have. Your input is important; ERAPPA is YOUR organization.

Jessica Abbott
ERAPPA President
University of Hartford