2017 President's Message

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great summer.  I wanted to take a moment to welcome three new members to the Board of Directors for NJAPPA.  Yohanna Alcantara, Rutgers University has been elected Treasurer, Mike Reca, Rider University and Lavone Broxton, Montclair State University join the Board as Directors at Large.  Charles Nieves, NJIT remains on the Board as Past President.  A special thank you to Andrew Christ, NJIT and Dave DeHart, Rutgers University for their longstanding leadership and service to NJAPPA and its members.

NJAPPA continues to be provide professional development opportunities to various levels of the facilities profession.  In March, we held our Spring Conference at the Stockton Seaview Resort and provided our membership the opportunity to “Create Leaders Out of Followers” where Timothy Tobin served as our keynote speaker.  In June, Montclair State University served as the host site for a Supervisors Toolkit.  35 participants received some great training from Michelle Frederick of American University.  The feedback we have received has been very positive and people are already asking when NJAPPA can host another Supervisors Toolkit program.  On October 20, 2017 NJAPPA will be having our Fall General Membership Meeting at Kean University.  Please save the date and look out for future details about this upcoming professional development opportunity.

Our friends at the Maryland / DC Chapter will be hosting the ERAPPA 2017 regional conference this year in Washington DC.  The Omni Shoreham Hotel will be the venue for this great conference that will take place from October 29 – November 1, 2017.  We hope that all our New Jersey higher education institutions and business partners take the time to attend this great event.  To get more details, please visit  http://www.erappa2017.org/ .  Our higher education institutional members should explore applying for an NJAPPA scholarship to help offset the conference costs.  Please see the NJAPPA website for further details and application form.

Thank you to all our higher education institutional members and our business partners who continue to support NJAPPA.  Your participation and support is what makes NJAPPA such a great organization.  I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the summer and I look forward to seeing you in October!

Regards,

Todd K. Miller, CEFP

President

NJAPPA