Advocacy Day 2020

    September 16, 2020
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Virtual Event

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    When:  Sep 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CST)

    Get updates from your elected officials and understand how they impact the profession of facility management.

    About Advocacy Day

    In the US, where the Pandemic has drastically changed the way that governments work, the level of activity, and impact on the built environment continues to grow. In this time of increased activity, it is now more important than ever that elected officials and related stakeholder groups understand the role and impact of the Facility Managers and continue to utilize IFMA as a trusted source of industry-based information and best practices.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Stay informed on the latest policies and laws affecting FM
    • Learn how Congress creates and implements laws
    • Be part of the unified voice of FM supporting the profession
    • Learn how to create state and local government affairs programs for your chapter
    • Hear directly from members of Congress and key staff
    • Get updates from IFMA's Government Affairs Team



    Dean Stanberry

    IFMA, Second Vice Chair

    Jeff Johnson

    IFMA, Director of External Affairs

    Other Invited Speakers

    • Representative Greg Pence (R-IN)
    • Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
    • Representative Dina Titus (D-NV)
    • Representative Peter Welch (D-VT)
    • Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI)
    • Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
    • Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD)
    • Representative David McKinley (D-WV)
    • Representative Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX)
    • Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
    • Representative Virginia Fox (R-NC)
    • Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

    11:00 – Welcome and Introductions

    • Jeff Johnson, Director External Affairs IFMA
    • Jim Wise, Managing Partner, PACE LLP
    • Dean Stanberry, Second Vice-Chair, IFMA  


    11:10 – Current Congressional Focus and Overview of 2020 Elections


    11:30 – IFMA Legislative Update

    • FM Essential Workforce in COVID 19 Response 
    • COVID Relief Packages
    • Disposal of Excess Federal Property
    • Great American Outdoors Act – Park Service Maintenance
    • High-Performance Buildings Caucus Activity
    • Building Action Network
    • IFMA Government Affairs Committee Update


    12:00 – IFMA Priorities for Remainder of 116th Congress

    12:15 – How to Be an Effective Virtual Advocate

    12:30 – Federal Buildings and the COVID-19 Response

    • US Department of State Overseas Buildings Office
    • Architect of the Capitol
    • US General Services Administration

    12:50 – Congressional Perspective and Update

    2:30 – Closing Questions & Comments

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