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Advocacy for Facility Management

IFMA is maintaining an aggressive issue monitoring and advocacy program in Washington, D.C., as part of our continued efforts to magnify the importance of the facility management professional.

The association’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill are dedicated to:

  • providing reliable information to decision makers on issues affecting the built environment
  • creating common sense solutions for energy efficient building initiatives
  • highlighting the importance of education and training in effective facility management.

IFMA has well-informed advocates in Washington, including staff and regular visits by the board of directors. However, the greatest resource IFMA can bring to bear is the experience and expertise of our more than 22,000 members worldwide. As IFMA continues to expand our advocacy efforts, we strongly encourage our members to become involved.

Make your voice heard!

Learn more about IFMA's Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum this September »

Decisions made on Capitol Hill are increasingly influencing the FM profession, and it is critical that lawmakers get the information directly from those who will be affected by legislation. Please take some time to understand the issues IFMA is currently monitoring in Washington and reach out to help educate your elected officials.

IFMA is committed to working with public and private sector partners to provide reliable information to U.S. government leaders on issues affecting the built environment and investing in the nation’s infrastructure by updating existing building stock. For more information on IFMA’s government affairs program, or to find out how you can become more involved in helping to shape the policy debate in Washington, please email