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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 has announced the list of candidates for the APPA 2014 officer elections. The slate of candidates was approved by the APPA Board of Directors on January 25th. In February, APPA will announce more information on the upcoming officer elections (occuring March-April 2014) and how members can cast their votes. Candidates are as follows: for APPA President-Elect, Peter Strazdas, Western Michigan University (running unopposed). For APPA Secretary-Treasurer: David Cain, Coconino Community College; Jerry Carlson, Butler University; and J.B. Messer, Oklahoma City Community College. For Vice President-Professional Affairs: John Ott, Ohio State University; and Paul Wuebold, University of Alabama.
The APPA Standard and Codes Council is announcing the formation of the APPA Cleaning Standards Work Group. The work group's purpose is to identify the benefits and/or disadvantages and economic impacts that will be realized by the educational facilities sector, should the Simon Institute move forward with the creation of an ANSI American National Standard (ANS) defining custodial care and cleaning processes, as proposed by the Simon Institute and based on the OSI cleaning system produced by Management Inc. An initial convener's meeting held March 4th was attended by over 90 educational facilities professionals from more than 70 APPA member institutions. Findings of the work group will be shared with the full membership in coming weeks.
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.