Back to School?
Challenges for Fall 2020

Albuquerque Public Schools is the largest employer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, providing full time jobs for 15,300 people including 7,500 teachers.  Serving over 84,000 students in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, the 143 schools are scattered across 1,200 square miles.   

On March 12th, 2020, a decision to shut down the schools for three weeks was made because of the impact of the spreading Corona virus.  Schools subsequently never reopened because of public health concerns.

What is the next step? What will Schoolyear 2020-2021 look like? How will this community and our economy be affected by the reopening of the public schools?

Join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico on Wednesday morning, July 15th beginning at 8:30 am for a teleconference addressing these issues. 

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
    Password: GSD123

Or join by phone:

    +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
    855 880 1246 (US Toll Free)
    877 369 0926 (US Toll Free)
    Meeting ID: 927 2053 0968

John Dufay, Executive Director for Maintenance and Operations for APS oversees an inhouse staff of 276 technicians and another 985 custodians; additionally he  utilizes over 80 outside suppliers in his daily quest to provide a seamless facilities experience for the staff and students in the state's largest school district.  How will the schools reopen? What alternatives will be offered? What has been happening in the buildings during the shutdown?

Mark your calendar to join us on this important informative teleconference. 

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
    Password: GSD123

Or join by phone:

    +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
    855 880 1246 (US Toll Free)
    877 369 0926 (US Toll Free)
    Meeting ID: 927 2053 0968

  Thank you for your support of the Facility Managers Association of New Mexico during these difficult times.


Friday, October 2nd at Isleta:
Our Famous Golf Tournament is ON!

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico is notorious for a fun-filled, door-prize overloaded golf tournament bringing facility managers and suppliers together every year.  We are back at the beautiful Isleta Championship Golf Course on Friday, October 2, 2020.  

Hole-In-One Sponsor

Hole Sponsor

Are you a facilities services supplier who wants to get in front of multiple facility managers and engineers from across the state?  Or are you a facility manager who needs a break from the day-to-day and would enjoy the company of some of your peers in a relaxed atmosphere?  Sign up today!

Suppliers:  Get 4 months of high-profile free advertising by signing up NOW!  Don't wait until the last minute.

Facility Managers:  Put your foursome together or induce your favorite supplier to sponsor you and your team. 

Registration is fast and easy and you can pay with your credit card!  Don't delay. Register For  Tournament Sponsorship, Hole Sponsorships, Players and Teams TODAY!


The Heat is ON!
Is Your Chilled Water System Optimized?

On, June 17th at 8:30 am, Industry expert Frederick Earnest with Varitec Solutions lead a discussion teleconference providing information on one of your facility's most critical operating systems.  Whether your chilled water system is an air-cooled system or water-cooled , maximization the equipment's efficiency has a huge impact on your tenant's comfort, your utility bills, and your peace of mind.

Click here to view PDF version of the presentation

The question portion of the presentation was cut short.  If you have any questions for Frederick, you can contact him at:

Frederick N. Earnest | Sales Engineer
Varitec Solutions
8420 Washington Pl. NE | Albuquerque, NM 87113
Mobile: 505-206-7630 |

This FMANM program is graciously sponsored by The DVL Group, mission critical data center power and cooling experts.   

June Executive Director

Back in March I had no idea I would be in this same place, staying at home, here well into July. For everyone the novelty of adapting to this strange way of living has worn off. It feels like watching a movie that has no ending or swimming in a pool with no bottom. What is the next plot twist and what really lurks below in that dark water? And the more "outside information" I seek to gather, the less I certain I become of anything. What is the truth? What next? No one knows, and no one can ever know.

I pick up the phone and call a few of my members. Everyone in the facilities services world (where this organization exists) is very busy but repeat that a lack technicians and workers is their greatest challenge. Despite that sentiment of being productive and busy, the idea of committing to anything off in the future is approached with caution. Re-openings happen and then are rescinded. The rules change weekly. I hear brave enthusiasm tempered with realistic doubt in these voices.

Is there any comfort in the idea that we are not alone? These are unprecedented times. Uncertainty is the key word. Thank you all for your perseverance and hard work and the belief that this, too, shall pass. Thank you for your support and your care. Stay well: someday we will turn this tide together.


Preparing Your 'Return to Workplace' Plan:
May 13th

Topics that we are seeing clients across the country trying to address while preparing their facilities for re-opening. This meeting is open to both MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS; share the link with everyone.

Allied Universal interfaces with thousands of clients every day. And many are currently trying to answer some of the same questions you are – what steps should I be taking ahead of my workforce returning to the office?

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Upcoming Events Calendar

July 15,2020 APS Info Video Conferanxe.

August 19, 2020—Topic, time and location TBD

September 15, 2020- Topic, time and location TBD

October 2, 2020 - Friday, 10th Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fund raiser at Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course

November 18, 2020—Topic, time and location TBD

December 16, 2020—Holiday Mixer, TBD



There are several positions open in facility management at the Cottonwood Mall.

Click here for more information


Phigenics presented a national webinar Recommissioning Dormant Water Systems (RDWS) sponsored by APPA

Click here for more information

Board of Directors


Patrick Dyer
General Services Director
Presbyterian Medical Services


Vice President

John Dufay
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations,
Albuquerque Public Schools



Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company


Dave Jensen



Leslie D. Yardman
AVP, Facilities Manager II
Bank of Albuquerque
Office 505-885-0810
Cell 525-264-1879



Deborah Chavez
Mooring Construction and Restoration

Prince Robertson
Facility Operations Manager
for the Pueblo of Santa Ana at the Tamaya Wellness Center

Executive Director
Carolee Griffin


Web Master

Roy Evans

505 577 4145