IFMA’s Atlanta chapter recently held its annual awards luncheon, where members were recognized for furthering both Facility Management and the chapter.
One of these was the Achievement in Outstanding Associate Award. It is presented to an associate member (provider of products and/or services) in recognition of his or her contributions of time, effort and of financial support to the Atlanta Chapter. This award recognizes that associate members play a critically important role in the overall long-term success of our Chapter.
The winner of this year’s award is Annette Gorelick. Annette engaged herself as soon as she joined IFMA by joining the Community Service committee and volunteering as a Team Leader for our non-profit partner, Our House. She led the Our House community service project from start to finish. She solicited help from Ruppert Landscapes in not only donating landscape services but making a $5000 contribution to Our House’s capital campaign for their new facility. She is also on the Sustainability sub-committee. She has gained her LEED AP and is leading the study review webinar portion of our most recent LEED EB/OM educational offering. She has also developed a Case Study of this class for submission to WWP in October 2010 demonstrating how Chapters can help develop and provide real-time experience on a LEED EB/OM project. This year she serves as Chair for our Associates committee and she and her committee have helped the Sustaining Patrons campaign to bring a higher return on their investment for their Patron dollars. She was also involved with the marketing campaign for Atlanta Work Place. Annette demonstrates the shining example of volunteerism and is a credit to the Chapter