Greetings SRAPPA Members,
As we shift our focus and prepare for the work ahead, I would like to first thank Tom Jones for his leadership of this great organization over the past year. The Board and I appreciate his guidance and look forward to his continued input and focus. Exciting new opportunities are taking shape and as the Board refines these, we will be sending out the information. Stay tuned!
2019 SRAPPA Annual Conference
Thank you to the attendees and business partners for making our annual conference a great success. Northern Kentucky University served as host in Covington, Kentucky October 5-9. We welcomed 318 attendees including 120 business partners and 51 booths at the expo. Multiple breakout sessions included topics relating to sustainability, technology, leadership and communications, and facilities planning and construction. If you missed the opportunity to share and build relationships with other facilities professionals, start planning for the 2020 Conference September 24-29 at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Florida. Registration will be open soon.
Scholarship Awards Update
SRAPPA recently awarded 11 scholarships to attend APPA U. Fifteen scholarships were awarded in April 2019. The scholarships cover the course fee and up $1,000 towards travel expenses. This is an award of $2,455! Be sure to apply.
Professional Development Opportunities
SRAPPA offered 12 Supervisors Toolkits for 2018-2019 and have six already lined up for the 2019-2020 year. If you are interested in becoming a trainer for the Toolkit, please reach out to VP for Education Andy Maddox for more information. We would like to have some female trainers to diversify our pool. Training is provided and each “trainer in training” is partnered with a qualified training mentor.
Be on the lookout for information about Drive-In Workshops. These are one day training sessions and we are looking to our State Chapter Presidents to help market these in your states. APPA’s new education program Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) has recently been released. You will find information about these professional development opportunities and more under our educational opportunities tab.
SRAPPA is pleased to debut our new website. We appreciate the patience while we have worked to redesign and build a better, more attractive and informative website. New information and material will be added and updated regularly so check back often.
If you are interested in getting involved in SRAPPA but aren’t sure where to help, reach out to any Board member and we will try to find a place for you to participate. Help us continue to make SRAPPA a successful and thriving organization!
I look forward to serving the region and its members!
Best wishes and kindest regards,
SRAPPA President, Bill Moulton
Northern Kentucky University