Committees are an important part of any association and member involvement is key for many BOMA activities. Committee members who volunteer their time participate in many ways, whether they are following up on membership prospects, helping to plan an event or reviewing codes and legislation. There are many ways for BOMA members to become involved. If you are a BOMA member and would like to serve on a committee, please view the committee contact information page for committee chairs' contact information.
Foundations in Practice
Provides a forum to network as well as an opportunity to meet and learn from senior industry leaders who offer advice, share insights and divulge the steps taken to achieve their success. FiP addresses the challenges and interests of emerging real estate professionals who want to develop their careers and build more valued relationships within the industry.
BOMA members with 7 years or less experience in the industry who are enrolled in or graduates of Foundations & FIP and are looking to continue involvement in BOMA. Participants will learn how to stay involved in BOMA through committee participation or board positions and learn networking strategies alongside fellow future industry leaders.
Recognizing best practices in management and operations of buildings through the promotion of The Outstanding Building of the Year competition and BOMA 360 Performance Program. Offering a workshop to assist members in the submission process, organizing members to volunteer their time to serve as judges in the competition, and developing awards presentations to honor the winners and participants. Typical time commitment includes 2-3 hours in the fall for the workshop, 1-2 days for the judging process.
Advocacy (Codes & Government Affairs Committee)
This Committee works with local municipalities and architects to monitor, review, investigate, and educate our members of any proposed International Building Code modifications, updates, introductions, as well as other legislation or regulations affecting the commercial real estate industry . The committee advocates in support or opposition with BOMA Leadership and the St. Louis County Code Committee or other legislative bodies in order to protect commercial real estate interests before state and local governments.
Suggests article ideas and topics for all communication channels of BOMA St. Louis. Implement and utilize the latest and greatest social media outlets available, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The Communications Committee also assists in organizing and maintaining the BOMA St. Louis website.
Coordinates and implements community outreach projects through a partnership with BOMA’s charity of choice, which is chosen every two years.
Best Practices - Emergency Preparedness
Plans, coordinates and promotes the annual BOMA Golf Tournament. This annual event is held in September.
Plans the annual December event to show appreciation for and award BOMA’s dedicated volunteers.
Plans and coordinates the annual Expo held in cooperation with IFMA and IREM each spring.
The Programming Committee assigns/develops topics/speakers for the monthly luncheons. They also brainstorm and research potential venues. Topics cover aspects of commercial real estate such as: