The Associate Member Award


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Past Winners

Ralph Buchanan, CFM

About this Award

Two awards may be presented in this category – one to an international Associate member company or its representative and a second to a chapter or council affiliated company or its representative. Each award will be presented in recognition of voluntary contributions to IFMA at the local, regional, national or international level.

These contributions may include sponsoring programs or educational offerings, presenting innovative sessions on FM-related topics, sponsoring educational research or scholarships, providing technical assistance to members or serving as chapter or council officers or committee members. The judging panel will consist of an IFMA staff member and four IFMA champions.

Nominees must be Associate members who recognize that IFMA is a forum for the interchange of ideas with Members. Nominees are judged on the integrity of their participation. An Associate member company or its representative who has won this award within the past two years may not participate. The nominee must have been a member in good standing for at least the past year.

Criteria & Scoring

Judges score entries based on the following criteria and point guidance. Learn more »

Overall evaluation of entry. (0-20 pts.)

  1. How has the nominee (individual representative or company) participated in local chapter and/or activities? Explain the individual’s/company’s role and what the results have been (i.e., serving on committees, chairing events, sponsoring functions, etc.). (0-20 points.)
  2. How has the nominee (individual representative or company) contributed to the education of the facility management profession? (0-20 points)
  3. Has the nominee (individual representative or company) participated at the international level with IFMA? (0-20 points)
  4. What type of sponsorship contribution has the nominee (individual representative or company) provided? What were the results of those contributions? (0-20 points)

Additional Information

Specific requirements for the Associate Member Award:

  • Nominator must be an IFMA member in good standing (dues current).
  • Nominee (individual representative or company) must be an Associate member of IFMA in good standing (dues current) at least one year.

General Information

  • Nominations are scored on content only, not creative presentation of the submission.
  • The submission covers activities from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
  • Submission forms are PDF documents. Get Adobe Reader
  • Submission form information should be typed or computer-generated within the PDF form.
  • All answers are limited to one page (500 words).
  • Please limit exhibits to five file attachments unless specifically stated otherwise in the award category.
  • Please be sure to email the completed submission form and exhibit files as email attachments to
  • Exhibits, such as booklets, pictures, are an important part of this submission.
  • All questions on the nomination form should be completed as requested.
  • Authorization should be made digitally on the PDF form.
  • Deadline for receipt of nomination to IFMA is May 12, 2014.