Participating on committees provides members the opportunity to assist BOMA Silicon Valley in achieving its goals and objectives. Committees are established to deal with ongoing issues and events that effect the organization and our industry.
Volunteer today to join a BOMA committee and become an integral part of the organization. It is a great way to meet people on a more intimate basis, network with members you might not meet otherwise and make a difference in our industry.
If you are interested in joining a committee or need more information, contact the committee chairperson directly. You must be a BOMA Silicon Valley member to participate on a committee.
Plans the social and networking events by BOMA Silicon Valley Associate members. The Associate Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month from noon to 1:00 pm. The meetings are open to all current Associate Members. A Principal member will speak during this "brown bag" lunch hour.
Chair: Harris Ginyard (Statcomm, Inc.), firstname.lastname@example.org
Associates Night (Trade Show) Committee
Plans and coordinates the Associates Nite event. The committee begins meeting in November and meets monthly. The event is held in April.
Chair: Brian Michael (Perfection Sweeping), email@example.com
The Awards Committee has several functions:
- It manages The Outstanding Building of the Year Award program. The TOBY Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and awarding excellence in building management and environmental stewardship. (For more information on the TOBY Award, click here.)
- The Committee promotes the BOMA 360 designation program. The program benchmarks building performance in six key areas: operations and management; security and safety; training and education; energy; environment and sustainability; and tenant relations.
- It coordinates the Celebration of Commercial Real Estate event in the fall. This event includes the installation of the next year's Board, presentation of volunteer and building awards, as well as recognition for instructors, committee volunteer leaders, and sponsors for their support of the organization.
Handles all of the educational courses through BOMI for the designations of RPA, FMA and SMA. Creates Educational and Professional Practice programs.
Chair: Leslie Fisk (CBRE), firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Preparedness Committee
The Emergency Preparedness Committee is dedicated to developing and promoting a state of readiness within the commercial real estate industry through education, training, planning and awareness.
Chair: Shawn Kelly (Hudson Pacific Properties), email@example.com
Emerging Leaders in Commercial Real Estate
Organized for professionals in the commercial real estate industry with seven (7) years or less experience to meet and network. Open to member and non members. Over the course of the year Council leadership will plan mixers, social events, outings and other opportunities to meet and mix. Contact the co-chairs for further information or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Council's steering committee.
Energy and Sustainable Management Committee
The goal of this committee is to promote energy efficiency in building management, encourage our members buildings to use EPA Energy Star for benchmarking energy efficiency in their buildings, and encourage LEED Green Building Certification.
Chair: Jonathan Leder (Oracle), firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Tournament Committee
Plans, coordinates and promotes the annual golf tournament. The committee begins meeting in late January with the event held in June.
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee oversees legislation and participates in BOMACAL, the state political arm of BOMA.
Chair: Sarahann Shapiro (Pahl & McCay), email@example.com
This committee is responsible for the growth of our association. The committee has four subcommittees: Recruitment, New Members, Retention, and Special Events. Meetings are held monthly. This committee is accepting leadership volunteers.
Chair: Olga Ornelas (Swift Real Estate Partners), firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee recruits speakers and presentations for the monthly luncheon programs.
Chair: Mitsie Smith (Smith Commercial Management, Inc.), email@example.com
Share Your Holiday Committee
A BOMA tradition, this committee is responsible for raising funds to feed needy families and provide toys for children each Holiday Season.
Works with Treasurer to create and recruit Association Sponsorships that meet the needs of our Associate members and support BOMA's financial wellbeing.
Chair: Gem Escano, (DivcoWest) firstname.lastname@example.org