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April Meeting

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Executive Director Corner

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 


Calling All Golf Gangsters:

See You at the Golf Organizational Meeting
April 25th at DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque

Ask anyone who has been there: the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico throws the BEST GOLF TOURNAMENT in the state.  Sign up now to be part of our success for 2018!

The annual tournament will be played this year on Friday, July 27th, but the pre-planning for the scholarship fund-raising extravaganza starts NOW.  Folks are already signing up to help make this tournament another success. These smart folks will receive the FMANM database and add it to their own to make their golf calls.

Don't be left out!  Email carolee@fmanm.com or call 505-377-5309 to attend the Golf Gang Organizational Meeting at NOON on Wednesday, April 25th, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque's restaurant Bistro Icon.   

Help us raise money for future facility managers and get more involved with FMANM in the process.  Can't be there in person?  Email me to be included anyway.


Upcoming Events Calendar

2018 Programs

April 18, 2018:  How to Prioritize Deferred Maintenance

May 16, 2018:  Latest Solar Trends

June 2018:  Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball, Wednesday June 13th

July 27th 2018: FMANM Scholarship Golf Tournament,

August 15, 2018:  How Your Restrooms Affect YOUR Facility

September 19, 2018: BEER! CNM Brewers Science Tour

October 2018:  FAB O&M Show TBA

November 21, 2018:  SECURITY! Now What?

December 2018:  Holiday Party, TBA



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Facilities Manager

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  • Clarie Shay Miller
  • Harold Oliver Madsen

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Board of Directors


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

Vice President
George Jimenez
Facilities Manager
Nusenda 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.


Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Jessica Leyva
Facility Build
Megan Roensch
Outside Sales

CELL 505.280.5575
TEL   505.247.4036 /800.777.8772
FAX  505.243.0308

Christi Zimmerman
Account Representative
Court, A Berkshire Hathaway Company

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



National Roofing is a Platinum Level Sponsor!

Hole Sponsors

National Roofing  


Register Players and Teams
Register for Tournament Sponsorships
Register for Hole Sponsorships

Register Players and Teams
Register for Tournament Sponsorships
Register for Hole Sponsorships




Fix It, or Forget It…
Deferred Maintenance Priorities:
How Do YOU Decide?

Deferred maintenance is the big elephant in most every facility manager's room.  No matter the size of your building, prioritizing deferred maintenance is an issue for 88% of facility managers, according to recent surveys.  What is deferred maintenance?  What are the issues?  How can preventative maintenance and understanding your budget help you?  What tools can facility managers use to address deferred maintenance?

Selby Lucero is currently the facility manager for Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit union and has also managed maintenance programs for the State of New Mexico and the Rio Rancho Public Schools.  With over 30 years of experience in the facilities management field and his approachable, inimitable style, Selby will provide valuable insight based on experience and research on this critical subject.  

Join your friends and business associates from the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for this informative and interactive discussion on Wednesday morning, April 18th, at 7am at the Garduno's Uptown Restaurant. FIRST TIME FACILITY MANGERS are always FREE.  Cost for the working breakfast is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  Reservations are required; Click here to RSVP and pay to be included.

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Complex Legislative Session's Impacts
Demystified at March Meeting

The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico is an organization devoted to protecting and uniting local chambers of commerce across the state.  The goal is to help bridge the gap and provide information among diverse, geographically distant communities, looking for legislative-based solutions to both common and regionally distinctive problems.  As registered lobbyist, Bridget Condon, ACI's Public Policy Coordinator, provided the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico's members and guests with a wealth of information about her organization, her travels to specific communities in New Mexico, and the wide range of bills that were passed or tabled in the recent 2018 short session.

As a membership-driven organization, she talked about "Common Ground", a bipartisan committee sponsored by companies and individuals which targets legislators. "There will be a new governor next year and each seat in the House will be challenged next year," she said.  She explained the process to get a bill into committee, and how if such a bill does not get a "message" from the governor, the bill can be considered dead.  The 2018 solar tax credit bill was tabled and not passed, as was the bill to legalize cannabis.

"The bill to legalize cannabis faced many policy issues.  Legalizing cannabis puts employers at odds with the federal government (whose stance is that marijuana is illegal) and state governments, where it can be legalized—but this requires a change to the state constitution."  Bridget went on explain that the New Mexico state constitution is a "less friendly, more regulated" document as compared to neighboring states, such as Colorado, where cannabis has been legalized.  "To legalize or not isn't the fight; but rather how and when the details will be worked out."   Then, of course, if cannabis is legalized and taxed, who receives the tax money?  She noted that another layer of complexity involves the fact that the native American tribes are also very interested in growing this cash crop.

A victory for the business sector was the passage of a cost segregation bill, previously a tool of Taxation and Revenue, where an audit could be performed for up to seven years and could effectively rescind bond money that was used in the project, leaving the general contractor holding the bag.  "This affected schools, universities, hospitals; the bill that was passed officially gets these audits off the table."  

So who's hot and who's not in our local communities?   "The Permian Basin is booming, but the Four Corners are struggling," she commented.  Coal mine closures in the northwest have had devastating impact on Farmington and surrounding communities, facing the loss of jobs and crashing housing values, but southwestern New Mexico's oil industry thrives, driving success in those local economies.

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March Executive Director's Corner

Executive Director Column

     Next month you will receive a phone call or an email from a member of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico's "Golf Gang" asking you to pledge your support for our 8th Annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament, held again this year at the beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course on Friday, July 28th, 2017, with an 9 am tee time.

Because we know times are still tough and everyone has only so much "fun money" to allocate, MARK JULY 27th on your calendar today.  Ask anyone who has attended this event:  it is one of the most smoothly run, door prize-laden tournaments you will ever play in.  Last year, 139 golfers were not wrong!  We hope to meet or exceed that number this year.  It is always the party of the summer for facility managers and their supporters.

Remember that this fundraiser is our primary means of funding for the scholarships which FMANM supports at the University of New Mexico and at the Central New Mexico Community College.  CNM has been underscored in recent year because the tradesmen and women trained there are the very people who are the facility managers of the future, the technicians we need to hire right now, and in general, the people who will manage our infrastructure into the coming years. 

With money tight, it is more important than EVER that these ambitious students, both young and old, receive the monetary help they need to finish their educations and enter our work force with the qualifications that we desperately need.

YOU can help.  Please visit www.fmanm.com  and register your intention to play a foursome, sponsor the event at the Gold, Silver, or Platinum level, purchase the Hole in One, sponsorship a hole, or just donate a nice door prize.  Now is the time to help the people who help us.   

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New Year’s Reflections from
the FMANM Board Members

George Jimenez, Facility Manager, Nusenda: In our busy schedules in Facility Management and Maintenance, there never seems to be a shortage of the next reactive emergency that we are called upon to solve. Our FMANM Board members make our daily facility challenges better by providing a lot of our Supplier related answers. As a Board member over the years I have come to depend on all of you to basically help get it done. Beyond this, we need to reflect at not only this time of the year on those less fortunate but to always realize that there is someone in need out there. I personally wish to convey my thanks to all of you for just being a phone call away. Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano!

Kevin Givens, Sales Engineer, The Johnston Company: I have held the title of secretary since 2010 and I am glad to schedule our Board meetings, document and publish meeting minutes, and assist with all of the monthly program meetings and fund-raising events. Through my “day job” at The Johnston Co., I am also a corporate member of FMANM, a sponsor of the annual golf tournament, and exhibitor at the FAB O & M Show. For 2018, I hope to increase FMANM’s contribution to the CNM / UNM scholarship fund by helping to contribute to a meaningful lineup of program speakers and fund-raising events that members find valuable and educational—events that members say to themselves “I can’t miss that!” Thank you for your support and your business!


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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation


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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 janine.kraemer@state.nm.us  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at thomas.plummer@ihs.gov

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