The Sacramento Valley Chapter of IFMA is part of an international FM community of shared interests and goals. Below, we present excerpts from IFMA International's web site expanding on the core values of the IFMA Community.
IFMA transforms the world of facility management into a community of working partners.
IFMA represents, supports and unites the largest community of facility management practitioners, consultants, educators, students, and product and service providers in the industry.
Through research efforts, educational programs and resources, professional certification, a network of chapters and councils, and global professional development events, IFMA assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources.
IFMA's goal is to lead the advancement of facility management by:
- Supporting a community that fosters vitality, momentum and impact for the facility management professional.
- Anticipating and prioritizing the resources required to enhance effective delivery of products and services.
- Inspiring passion for the facility management profession that compels facility practitioners to want to join the IFMA network, engages volunteer leaders and attracts/retains top-talent to the full-time staff.
- Sustaining IFMA’s financial integrity to achieve and fulfill our mission.
IFMA is the most direct channel of communication between you and the FM world.
Representing more than 19,000 members, IFMA focuses its efforts on leading and sustaining the progress of the profession, while also advancing the careers of individual members.
IFMA members themselves represent more than 65 countries and a variety of specialized areas within the facility management profession. The diversity that characterizes the IFMA community enriches members' learning and networking experiences.
IFMA members have a voice in more than 125 chapters and 15 industry- and interest-specific councils. Chapters allow you to interact with other workplace professionals locally. Councils provide focused networking with peers in specialized areas of FM. These groups within the IFMA community bring Association resources directly to you, making your membership experience more personal.