Welcome New Board Member Steve Yeadon, Co-Treasurer
Steve is the Assistant Director of Facilities Operations at Reed College in Portland Oregon.
Steve began his Facilities career in 2000 after working with Hewlett-Packard for 15 years. Steve joined the facilities department in a K-12 School District in Oregon. Using his expertise in mechanical and electrical systems and Direct Digital Controls, Steve was the District’s owner’s representative for new construction projects. Steve’s portfolio of certifications includes licensed electrician in the State of Oregon, Certified HVAC Specialist, Certified Machinist and Fabricator and an APPA CEFP in 2016.Read more >>
Spotlight on the next generation
by Natalie Gunn, a student at Washington State University
If you asked me a year ago what the
Facilities Services department at my school did, I would tell you I didn’t know that our school had a facilities department, and I definitely didn’t know what they did. It’s crazy how all of that has changed in a year. Since learning about my university’s Facilities Services, not only have I been able to have an internship within the department, but have had many amazing opportunities outside of the school; opportunities like the PCAPPA Conference.
Message from President Kwofie
The 2018 PCAPPA conference in Spokane, WA was exciting with the engagement of 280 attendees from 56 institutions and 46 business partners. Over 35% of our attendees were first timers and 8 past PCAPPA presidents spanning four decades were present. We also hosted our first “Women in Facilities” mixer, and based on comments…this event was fun and very inspiring! Finally, this educational conference would not have been a great success without all of YOU – our members, business partners and our host institution, University Washington, Bothell!
Many of you who have attended our past PCAPPA conferences may have noticed some changes that we implemented in response to your feedbacks on improving our delivery. Pre-conference tours and team building activities were included for attendees and guests to network with facilities colleagues. Our goal is to ensure your conference experience and investment of time in these activities keep you looking forward to future conferences.
Get ready for PCAPPA 2019