September Newsletter PDF

September Meeting: Fire Protection 101

Road Runner Food Bank Summary

Exec Directors Corner

Golf Tournament

Efficiency Program.

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care

Upcoming Events Calendar

2016 Programs

September 21— Fire Protection Basics

October 28 — FAB O&M Show

November 16 — The Roofing and Building Envelope Cage Match

December 21 — Holiday Social


  • Building Maintenance Technician

  • Office Portfolio Manager

  • Mechanical Maintenance Person

  • Quality Control Technician

Click here for more information


  • Clarie Shay Miller
  • Harold Oliver Madsen

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New Mexico Environment Department P2 Internship Program

Click here for more information


Board of Directors


Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-248-4262 (ofc)
505-288-6982 (cell)

Vice President

Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


George Jimenez
Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Kellie Gleaton
Staffing Solutions

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Fire Protection 101:  Enforcement, Inspections,
Equipment,  and Maintenance for Life and Safety

The September meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico will feature information critical to facility maintenance managers and engineers, building owners, property managers, or anyone who is responsible for making decisions regarding life safety.

Western States Fire Protection Company will provide an expert speaker who will educate the organization’s members on fire sprinklers, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire hood systems.  The focus of this information will be the basics of each of these fire protection systems, and their importance and role in maintaining a properly functioning building life safety system.

This presentation will also cover the National Fire Protection Association’s statutes 13, 72, 10, & 96, and will address standard inspection schedules and requirements. During this part of the presentation facility personnel will learn how to prepare for site visitation by local authorities and how to maintain the proper files for the occasional fire marshal or insurance company visit.

Additionally the presentation will detail the most important parts of each fire protection system and its required inspection, testing, and maintenance. These systems, if properly maintained and inspected, can become “the silent savior”.  Learn how to avoid fire sprinkler flooding, alarm panel malfunctions, false alarms, improperly charged fire extinguishers, and find out about over-spaced devices or systems that may not function when needed.

Reservations are required for this meeting at 7:00 am on September 21st, at the Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant.  Click here to Register and pay on-line to be included.  Cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS ARE ALWAYS FREE but you must RSVP.


Sept 16 Executive Director

Time to get ready for the Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show, held again this year at The Hotel Cascada.  This event brings funds to the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s treasury for our scholarships at UNM and CNM.  The show augments our very popular annual July golf tournament for raising money to give to the folks entering the mechanical trades which support our buildings, train our technicians, and produce the facility managers of the future.

The FAB O&M Show’s Halloween theme makes it fun and different from other trade shows and it provides a relaxed atmosphere which gives facility folks and property managers a chance to see the latest and greatest in facility services and products which help make running a building easier and more efficient.

How do we get more facility personnel to the show?  Where do we find new folks who need to be encouraged to attend, win a great door prize, and meet great motivated suppliers and other facility and property managers for their effort?

The answer resides in the idea that each person who is involved in the event must make a personal effort towards inviting every facility person whom they encounter to add our FAB O&M Show to their calendar.  Like every great network, the efforts of many people are multiplied more than the efforts of only a few.  Make a copy of the FAB SHOW flyer and leave it behind every time you make a contact.

Start now to invite your prospects and customers to join you on an enjoyable afternoon, dedicated to facility managers and management services.  See you all on October 28th at The Hotel Cascada, from noon to four!

Click here to register for a table(s)

Click here to become a Sponsor

Click here for Supplier's flyer

Click here for Facility Manager's flyer


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Road Runner Food Bank Cuts Operating Costs,
Maximizes Efficiency, Feeds New Mexico

Teresa Johansen grew up on a farm in Valley City, North Dakota.  Family farming fostered a foundation in efficiency while providing food and she has brought her inherited experience to the non-profit corporate world as the Chief Operating Officer for the state of New Mexico’s largest food bank, the Road Runner Food Bank.  She shared her passion and her formula for saving money at the August meeting of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.

“I have tapped into as many grant and rebate programs that I can effectively utilize,” she commented.  Some of these included reduction of water costs by xeriscaping, decreasing heating oil costs by purchasing fuel through a gas reseller, cutting trash and recycling costs by tapping into a grant specific to this endeavor, lowering electricity costs by taking advantage of PNM rebates and installing motion sensor activated LED lighting, saving more electrical costs by performing test-and-balance of the HVAC system, installing a solar array to generate power, and getting on board with the new technology with demand reduction battery systems.

The food from the organization feeds the entire state of New Mexico, not just the Albuquerque metropolitan area, so Ms. Johansen is also a fleet manager. “I have an understanding of low-profile vehicles for maximum efficiency and we use routing software for the optimization of our runs which include travelling as far away as Hobbs to deliver and pick up food.”  She has tapped in to Central New Mexico Community College’s truck driver training school to recruit and retain her driver team.

With 50 to 75 volunteers working in the organization, “home grown” is a true description of the mission of the Road Runner Food Bank.  

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Sixth Annual Golf Scholarship Fundraiser
Featured Happy Crowd, Door Prizes for All!

With 124 golfers and 11 helpers, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico 2016 Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament will guarantee a record donation this December to the scholarship funds at Central New Mexico Community College and The University of New Mexico.  Enjoying a picture perfect day at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course,  golfers and golf helpers alike left the event with a door prize in hand.

Loyalty from the membership and its many supporters (both members and non-member companies alike) who believe in and support our educational initiative is the one constant factor in the annual event’s continued success.  Distinct contributions, both large and small, from countless companies and outstanding individuals personalized the gathering.

Again the trend to companies fielding multiple teams of golfers continued as they competed in the Championship Division to win the esteemed silver trophy.

Tables full of valuable door prizes mitigated even a bad day on the greens.  Power tools, a bicycle, restaurant gift certificates, camping gear, and loads of golf equipment and much much more left with the athletes after the post-game buffet.

“Christmas in July!” exclaimed Phill Jester with IntraWorks. “Once again this tournament is the best in town!”     


2016 Door prize sponsors


National Distributing
Outta Control
Moving Solutions
National Roofing
Vallez Construction
Voss Lighting
Amerind Risk Management
Overhead Door Co.
Matheson TriGas

Travers Mechanical
Johnstone Supply
Uptime Mechanical
The Groundskeeper
Thyssen Krupp Elevator
Pumps and Service
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Duke City Harley Davidson
Stoneface Tavern
Ace Asphalt
SMI Facility Services

Keenan Supply
General Mills
RE Michael Co.
Yearout Mechanical
Hotel Cascada
Cort Furniture
BNSF Railroad
Institute of American Indian Arts
Brian McPartlon Roofing
Bob’s Painting


Tournament Sponsors

Platinum Level Tournament Sponsor


Gold Level Tournament Sponsors


Silver Level Tournament Sponsors


Hole Sponsors

Whole Hole

Half Hole

Industrial Water Engineering

Keenan Supply
Sunland Asphalt
SMI Facility Services
Relevant Solutions  
General Mills  

THE JOHNSTON COMPANY underwrote the exciting HOLE-IN-ONE $10,000.00 prize on the course.



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Help Plan the 2017 FMANM Programs
Submit YOUR Important Ideas via Email TODAY

Are you a facility manager who is seeking specific information on solar technologies, energy management, or some other new building service?  Or, are you a supplier who would to take the stage to get your innovative product or service in front of New Mexico’s facility managers? 

In an effort to make the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s programs relevant to both its facility manager and supplier members, we are inviting YOU to submit ideas to the FMANM program planning committee.

Decide now what you would like to hear about, or what product or service you would like to have considered. Write a few lines but please help us.  Let us know what you want to hear about and why it is important in your life in facilities.

Contact Carolee at

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Real Life, Big Plans, Tight Budgets:
How Road Runner Food Bank Made Their Facility Upgrades

Sound familiar?  Need energy efficient equipment,  infrastructural upgrades, better operating costs, all on a shoestring budget with limited man-power?  Talk to Teresa Johansen, Chief Operating Officer for the RoadRunner Food Bank.  She and her team have made these dreams a reality and it is an on-going work in progress.
From their website:

“ Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico has been serving New Mexico’s hungry since 1980 thanks to a vision by founder Reverend Titus Scholl.  Reverend Scholl started the organization by distributing food to the hungry out of the trunk of a car. From those humble beginnings much has changed in Roadrunner’s 35+ year history.  The Food Bank has had three different homes: a building on Edith Boulevard, an old potato chip factory on Baylor, and currently a renovated food distribution facility on Office Boulevard.”

“But the one thing that hasn’t changed in our 35 year history is our service to the hungry people in our community.  Thirty-five years later we and our partners are leaders in creating solutions to end hunger in New Mexico.  As the largest Food Bank in the state, we distribute more than 30 million pounds every year to a network of hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks.  In turn, these agencies provide food directly to the hungry in our communities across the state.  Agencies we serve include food pantries, shelters, group homes, soup kitchens, low-income senior housing sites, and regional food banks.”

Add into the mix the idea that this organization provides food grade warehousing and must consider concerns for food safety and the picture becomes complex. 

Join with members and guests of the the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico on Wednesday morning, August 17th, 2016, at 7 am, at Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant for this great program.  Click here to Register and pay online to be included. Members pay $30.00; guests pay $35.00. First time facility managers are always free!

Click have to RSVP

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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation




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Friends of Civic Plaza

From: Jose Garcia <>
Date: September 10, 2015 at 4:24:24 PM MDT
Subject: please share and become a friend!

Hi! Please consider becoming a friend and helping spread the word as we celebrate Civic Plaza's transformation into a great community space and work to build the vision of what it can be! Thank you!

José García
General Manager
Albuquerque Convention Center
Direct: 505-768-3876
Mobile: 505-573-0757

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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at

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