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2015 Programs Announced

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May 20— San Juan Chama Water Project Update

June—Isotopes Baseball

July—Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 19—Healthcare Insurance Updates/Affordable Care Act

September 16—The Film Industry and Your Facility

October—FAB O&M Show

November 18—Facility Energy Efficiency Audits

December 16—Holiday Social

Upcoming NMEDD

The State of NMEDD and Jeanne Winchell, Pesco will be providing information on JTIP and LEDA for your business growth on May 26, 1-3pm SJC Henderson Hall.  Please RSVP to Kristy King, SBDC 505-566-3528 to reserve your space.
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Maintenance Worker

Senior Facilities Technician

Director of Plant Operations

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Board of Directors


George Jimenez

Vice President

Tom Plummer
Indian Health Service


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
SMI Facility Services
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Last Call for Baseball!
Only a Few Box Seat Tickets Remaining

    Thursday night, June 18th, 2015, is the night to join your friends from the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for an evening of baseball at “The Lab” as the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team takes to the field against the Tacoma Rainiers.  With only 35 seats available, make your reservation today, or be left out.

Due to restrictions imposed by the Isotopes’ reservations system, limited seating on the popular Captain’s Corner private patio is available.  Without a timely RSVP for the exact number of people in your group, late reservations and unregistered guests cannot be seated.

Your $40.00 admission fee for members ($45.00 for non-members) includes tickets to the game and a delicious, newly expanded gourmet ballpark buffet.  Club seats and the open cash bar set the mood for the 7:05 pm first pitch, but plan to arrive at 6:00 pm to enjoy the food, friends, and ambiance. Ride the elevator at the third base line to the second level to join us in The Captain’s Corner.

Buy your tickets and pay with your credit by clicking here, then contact Lori Gunnare at National Roofing ( or call 505-980-2247) to pick up your tickets at 3408 Columbia Drive NE in Albuquerque BEFORE the event.

This is always a sell-out and replaces the monthly membership meeting.  Invite your favorite facility manager for a great evening.  Save your space today by going online and registering for Isotopes Baseball by clicking the Isotopes tab.   

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So You Think You Can Golf?
Show Us at Isleta on July 24th

 The top level sponsorships are selling out fast but there is still room for YOUR company to get noticed, and for your golfers to join in the fun, at the 5th annual Facility Manager Association of New Mexico Scholarship Golf Tournament on July 24th, 2015.

Hole-in-One sponsorships are still available and the pledges of door prizes are accumulating as excitement is building for this annual outing.  The beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course is the setting for the event again this year with range balls at 8 am and a 9 am tee time on Friday morning.
Although the registration cut-off date is quickly approaching, THERE IS STILL TIME to put in a team of players or sponsor a hole on the course.  Visit the website at where sign up and online payment is easy.  We can process your credit card payment!

This event is the primary fundraiser event for scholarships benefiting students pursuing the mechanical trades at both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College.  These students are the facility managers, engineers, and technical support staff of the future.

Form your own complete foursome to compete in the “championship” format or register for the “individual” format where FMANM will pair you in an ABCD player format so all comers can enjoy the game.  Everyone plays “best ball” and both tournaments will run simultaneously with a shotgun start at 9 am.  Enjoy fast play!  Our goal is to dominate all three “9”s at the golf course for this tournament.

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!  This will be the fun, informational, networking event of the year for facility manager and the suppliers who support them.  Don’t miss it!

Platinum Level Tournament Sponsor
Gold Level Tournament Sponsors

Click here for Golf Flyer

Player Registration

Hole Sponsor Registration

Tournament sponsor Registration

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     Running Out of Water?
The Facts Explored in May

     According to Wikipedia, ‘The San Juan-Chama Project is a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation interbasin water transfer project located in the states of New Mexico and Colorado in the United States. The project consists of a series of tunnels and diversions that take water from the drainage basin of the San Juan River – a tributary of the Colorado River – to supplement water resources in the Rio Grande watershed.”  The project furnishes water for irrigation, municipalities (notably Albuquerque and Santa Fe), domestic and industrial needs, as well as for the preservation of fish and wildlife resources.

Randy Rust, an engineer with the Bureau, addressed members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico with a historical perspective on the project and provided insight into the engineering aspects and challenges of the aging infrastructure.  The project was initiated in 1951 and completed in1976.  “The San Juan Chama system includes three diversion dams—the Oso, Little Oso, and Blanco sites—which all feed the large holding reservoirs at Heron Lake and Nambe Falls.  The water flows by the force of gravity.  There are no pumps.”   The greatest maintenance challenge is the concrete erosion affecting the three diversion dams, an alkali-silica reaction, eroding the infrastructural integrity of the diversion dams.    

“The main structures were built between 1966 and 1971 and are holding up as expected, but needless to say, they are approaching the end of their useful life,” he commented, and detailed how the maintenance costs for the dams and reservoirs are on the increase.  The current budget for the project is $2.3 million but last year exceeded $2.5 million.

The most surprising fact to most of the attendees was that the trans-mountain project diverts water from western side of the Continental Divide and delivers it into tunnels on the eastern side of the Divide.   Additionally, the project was designed to deliver 96,000 acre feet of water annually to recipients including the City of Albuquerque (roughly ½ of the water), the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (1/3 of the water), with the City of Santa Fe and the Jicarilla Reservation in northern New Mexico  taking the largest share of the remaining water.  Looking into the future, considering the ongoing drought conditions in New Mexico and Colorado, “Full allocation is unlikely for 2015-2016,” he said.

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June Executive Director Column


Help Wanted!  Golf Tournament Go-fers Needed

     Plan to join the fun on Friday, July 24th 2015, as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico takes to the greens for our 5th annaul scholarship fundraiser golf tournament.  Now is the time to signal your intentions to show up and help with the myriad tasks which will help us sail through the event with ease.  Help wanted!  Wear a company logo’d shirt and GET NOTICED!

Email Executive Director Carolee Griffin at and plan to show up at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course at 7 am to help with the cause.   Got door prize donations?  Bring them along with you that morning.

Traditionally the golf helper gofers have almost as much fun as the golfers themselves.  Sign up for your photo-op today!

Some of last years "helpers"

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Player Registration

Hole Sponsor Registration

Tournament sponsor Registration

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CNM Scholarship Fund Endowed in February

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico has the greater goal of raising money to give to scholarship for tradesmen and women who are entering the HVAC, electrical, building controls, and plumbing trades. At the February meeting the FMA board-- from left, Carolee Griffin, Lori Gunnare, Mike Chavez, Mary Beth Hames, and Jessica Leyva present CNM’S Samantha Starr with a check for $4,500.00. To Samantha’s left are Kevin Givens, Tom Plummer, Selby Lucero, and Dave Jensen, also FMA board members.

Money for this scholarship and another at UNM come from proceeds from the annual golf tournament and the FMA trade show which is held each fall.


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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at

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