President's Message

Dear SRAPPA Colleagues,

First, I would like to express to you my sincere appreciation for your continued support of SRAPPA. I am honored to be taking the role as your incoming President for 2023-2024. I will be taking over this position from Rosalba Ledezma who has served for the 2022-2023 term. Rosalba has done an excellent job as president, and we are proud to have her serving on the board as she moves into her new role as Past-President. I want to take this opportunity to say it is great to be part of this organization which has some of the most dynamic, dedicated, knowledgeable people in the facilities management profession. I am very excited to be leading such an important professional association and want to thank the membership and the Board of Directors for allowing me to serve as President and to be a part of an organization that not only provides opportunities for expanding our knowledge but also promotes networking with our colleagues and business partners. I am following the footsteps of some great leaders in the industry.  SRAPPA was formed back in 1952, by individuals who were motivated and persistent in pursuing a goal of success for the association and I intend to keep that tradition going.

In supporting that thought, SRAPPA 2023 was held in Roanoke, October 29 – November 2, which was a great event, and we are thankful to all the participants, presenters, and business partners who contributed to its success.

Over the next year I will challenge the board of directors and myself to make a difference. We will continue to promote educational opportunities and certifications that reflect our organization and provide knowledge to our members. These educational sessions are throughout the year and consist of multiple diverse tracks to provide knowledge in facilities management, leadership, and self-development.

We will also focus on increasing our membership. Like with other associations, many of our members are entering the twilight of their careers and are looking forward to a much-deserved retirement. With that said we need to continue to increase our membership, which starts with getting the message out and communicating the value of our organization. We will be working with both APPA and the state chapters to see how we can work together to recruit new members. Both the board and I are excited about the opportunity to increase our membership.

This takes a lot of work, and your participation is most welcome. I encourage you to share any feedback and ideas that you may have. Please reach out to me or any of our Board of Directors during the year. We all want to work together in ways that we can better serve you, our members. 

I’m looking forward to a successful and satisfying year.


Gregg Clarke, MBA, CEFP
2023/2024 SRAPPA President