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Employees of APPA member institutions are now eligible to receive the benefits of APPA Associate Membership at no cost. If you are an employee of an APPA member institution, please visit our online Associate Membership Registration Page, and sign yourself up today.
APPA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014-15 officers election: Elected to the position of APPA President-elect is Peter Strazdas, Western Michigan University. To the position of Secretary-Treasurer: Gerald Carlson, Butler University. And to the position of Vice President - Professional Affairs: Paul Wuebold, University of Alabama. All three elected candidates will be installed at the APPA 2014 Annual Conference scheduled July 21-23 in San Diego, California. APPA congratulates and thanks all of this year’s officer candidates for their leadership and commitment to APPA.
The APPA Standards and Codes Council has announced its strong opposition to the establishment of ANSI American National Standards (ANS) or similar prescriptive standards for custodial cleaning, including any efforts to establish an ANS that is based in whole or in part on the OS1 Cleaning System owned and trademarked by ManageMen Inc. Simon institute and ManageMen have publicly stated their intent to drive the creation of custodial cleaning standards that can be adopted into public law. A copy of the Council's Position Statement and Report findings regarding the Simon Institute's activities are available here.
On July 31st, and at the recommendation of APPA’s member institutions in Mexico, the APPA Board of Directors approved a measure to add and align the 31 states of Mexico and federal city into APPA’s current US/Canadian organizational structure. Learn more about this exciting change and what it will mean to APPA’s six regional organizations.