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BOMA SIlicon Valley Committees

Participating on committees provides members the opportunity to help BOMA Silicon Valley in achieving its goals and objectives. Volunteer today to join a BOMA committee and become an integral part of the organization. It is a great way to network with fellow members, make a difference in our industry, and forge lifelong personal and professional connections.

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Associates 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: Vickie Banti, MAI Construction,

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,

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee has several functions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.


Education Committee

The Education Committee oversees all of the educational courses through BOMI for the designations of RPA, FMA and SMA. The committee also develops educational and professional practice programs.

Chair: Leslie Fisk, CBRE,

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.


Emerging Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

Organized for professionals in the commercial real estate industry with seven years or less experience in the industry to meet and network. Over the course of the year, the committee plans mixers, educational workshops, outings and other opportunities to meet and network.


Energy and Sustainability Committee

The goal of this committee is to promote energy efficiency in building management, encourage our member buildings to use EPA Energy Star for benchmarking energy efficiency in their buildings, and encourage LEED Green Building Certification.


Golf Tournament Committee

Plans, coordinates and promotes the annual Sherie Dunn Golf Tournament. The committee begins meeting in late January and the event is held in June.

Chair: Olga Ornelas, Swift Real Estate Partners, 

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee oversees BOMA Silicon Valley's legislative priorities and participates in government affairs at the BOMACAL abd BOMA International levels.

Chair: Sarahann Shapiro, Pahl & McCay,

Membership Committee

This Membership Committee is responsible for the membership growth of our association and developing new membership recruitment and retention strategies.

Chair: Noreen Castillo, Cushman & Wakefield,

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee recruits speakers and presentations for the quarterly member luncheon programs.


Share Your Holiday Committee

This committee is responsible for raising funds through BOMA's annual Share Your Holiday event to feed needy families in the community and provide toys for children during the Holiday Season


Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee works with the Treasurer to create and recruit Association Sponsorships that meet the needs of our Associate members and support BOMA's members.

Chair: Olga Ornelas, Swift Real Estate Partners,