President’s Message


paulcampoWelcome to the website for the Northern New England Chapter Eastern Region of APPA (NNECERAPPA). The Chapter states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. As part of APPA and one of ten chapters in ERAPPA our primary goal has always been the development of Facilities Professionals. Since our inception back in 1978 NNECERAPPA promotes the learning and engagement of facilities professionals employed at various Colleges, Universities, and K-12 institutions.

On behalf of the Chapter, I would like to thank Rick for his many years of service in multiple position (Professional Development, Treasurer, Vice President, and President). His service has been vital to the chapter and his positive influence will remain for years to come. He will be missed.

With Rick’s retirement, I am assuming responsibility as President for the balance of his term (ending Spring Business Meeting 2019). Connie Simmons will serve as the interim Vice President. Additionally, Doug Plummer will now be representing us on the Professional Development Committee for ERAPPA for Tim Garland (thank you for your efforts these past years Tim).

We are coming off of a very successful annual spring conference sponsored by the Derryfield School and Southern New Hampshire University. Kudos to them for a very well-run and educational program. We also had a highly successful one day training session “Ground Seminar” held at Norwich University. A second “Supervisory Tool-Kit” was also hosted by Phillips Exeter Academy which saw 21 people complete the course. Well done Exeter.

This fall we have the honor of hosting the 2018 ERAPPA Conference in Manchester, NH.   The theme is “REVITALIZE”. We have engaged a dynamic speaker and put together some strong educational tracks. Registration is now open. We encourage everyone to try and make it September 30th to October 3rd.

Our annual Spring 2019 meeting will happen at UVM on Monday March 11 and Tuesday March 12, 2019.  Our theme is “Fundamentals II”. A call for paper will be send out this August.

We cannot put on events such as these without help. We are always looking for new members to serve on a committees, become a Board member or host a meeting or educational event.    

Please contact us if you are interested or visit our website at: www.erappa/nne.org.

We thank all of our volunteers and our energetic business partners that make our Chapter a true success.

We’ll see you in the fall at Manchester!