Connex committees are a big part of the association success as they support the strategic direction of the association. While serving on a Committee, Council, or Task Force is voluntary, Connex’s committees do serious work requiring you to be engaged and use your skills to accomplish the committee’s task and goals. Committee appointments are typically for 10 to 12 months. Committee meetings occur primarily via conference calls or at a conference. Your time commitment averages 1-2 hours per month. Submit your name online now.
Achieving our committee’s goals and positioning Connex as the pre-eminent resource for professionals in the retail facility maintenance industry is directly related to your active participation. The knowledge and time that you share during the committee meetings and activities is our most valuable resource. Connex’s committees do serious work. You will be asked to use your skills to accomplish the committee’s task and goals.
- You must be a current member in good standing.
- Time commitment can be from 9 months to 12 months depending on committee.
- Teleconference calls may be held for an hour once a month.
- Face to face committee meetings may be held at National and one other in-person event.
- Assignments may be assigned with an average of 1-2 hours a month.
Current Committees and Task Forces
Operating Committees shape the member services and programs offered by Connex. You can make a valuable contribution to these committees by sharing your knowledge and industry expertise.
Apprenticeship Committee (Connex Foundation)
The Apprenticeship Committee supports industry apprenticeship programs provided by Connex member organizations. Programs help recruit, train, and retain talent in the skilled labor workforce.
This committee has the fiduciary responsibility of overseeing the fiscal welfare of the Association. It review the association’s financial records and issues an annual report to the membership. The Finance Committee is chaired by the Treasurer. Service on this committee is by invitation only.
DEI Committee (Diversity Equity Inclusion)
At Connex, we believe the power of diversity, equity and inclusion are crucial to the growth of our association, collective businesses and the FM industry as a whole. We will promote a diverse membership base and bolster the connection and collaboration of individuals and businesses with various backgrounds, experiences and beliefs to advance the Connex Community with tools, resources, and education.
The Ethics Committee works to ensure that the Association’s Ethics Policy is current and abided by the membership. The committee may recommend grievance actions and policy changes to the Board as it deems necessary. Matters concerning ethics questions or actions by the membership will be addressed by the committee. Other matters may come to the committee first and will be forwarded to the Connex Board for consideration and approval.
Fundraising Committee (Connex Foundation)
The Fundraising Committee develops and organizes strategic and well-planned fundraising initiatives to help the foundation achieve its missions while cultivating donor relationships.
Governing Committees have influence on the association’s governance and fiscal matters. These committees are directly accountable to the Connex Board of Directors. Other governing committees are: Member Advisory, Executive Compensation and Governance. These are Board Committees and the Chair of the committee will select committee members.
IMPACT Committee (Connex Foundation)
The IMPACT Committee organizes volunteer charity projects to assist non-profit organizations with maintenance updates and improvement of facilities on a local and national basis.
The Member Engagement Committee is responsible for advocating, defining, and leading membership outreach programs. It advises staff in developing policies and strategies that further the growth and retention through existing and prospective markets and building awareness of Connex. The committee will provide guidance in directing and encouraging involvement and value-added programs/services. The committee will support Connex's strategic plan and initiatives.
This committee’s purpose is to generate nominations for the Board of Directors, to maintain a strong and effective board. The members meet frequently during the last quarter of each fiscal year. Service on this committee is by invitation only. The Nominating Committee is chaired by the Board of Directors’ Vice Chair.
In coordination with dedicated Task Forces, The Resource Committee is tasked with creating new resources which meet the needs of the membership and are available in different formats: benchmarking, white papers, tools and templates, practical approaches, on-demand courses and webinars.
Task Forces include:
Tools & Templates
Scholars Committee (Connex Foundation)
The Scholars Committee works with educational institutions to establish collaborative partnerships to award scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in the multi-site facilities management industry.
The Supplier Relations Committee’s charge is to convene an appointed group to advise Connex on programs, resources and events that will benefit all members.
WIA (Women In Action)
The Women in Action Committee supports the advancement and introduction of women into the facilities management industry through giving back, professional development and networking. Participation in the Women in Action committee will give individuals the opportunity to work towards increasing the benefits of Connex membership for women across the facilities management industry.
YP Committee (Young Professionals)
The needs of young professionals differ from those of experienced veterans. Young professionals wish to receive guidance and career advice as they navigate through the facilities management industry. The objective of the Connex Young Professionals Committee is to focus on the needs of those who are in the early stages of their career paths. Also, the committee will focus on developing programs and benefits that are valuable to those advancing in their career and to provide a social and professional support network for this important segment of Connex members.
Ready to contribute? Complete a committee expression of interest form if you would like to be considered for a nomination.