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IFMA is committed to working with public and private sector partners to magnify the facility management profession by providing reliable information to government leaders around the world on issues affecting the built environment.

IFMA monitors issues and maintains advocacy efforts in the U.S. (at both the state and federal levels) and EU dedicated to:

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

View recent government relations activities and legislative priorities ​on page 12 of IFMA’s FY17 Annual Report »

IFMA has well-informed advocates, including staff and and the board of directors. However, the greatest resource IFMA can bring to bear is the experience and expertise of our more than 24,000 members worldwide. As IFMA continues to expand our advocacy efforts, we strongly encourage our members to become involved.

IFMA advocacy and government relations

U.S. Advocacy Day

You can help shape the policies impacting FM — here's how

Decisions made on Capitol Hill are increasingly influencing the FM profession, and it's critical that lawmakers ​hear directly from those who will be affected by legislation.

Every September, IFMA holds an Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., USA. This free event allows IFMA members and chapter leaders in the U.S. to utilize their experience and expertise in FM to help inform the public policy process.

Attendees get a first-hand look at how Congress creates and implements the laws that affect FM, ​learn about pending legislation that may directly impact the industry and get policy updates from IFMA’s legislative team, administration officials and members of Congress.

Learn more about IFMAs Advocacy Day ​and Public Policy Forum »

Interested in ​IFMA’s government affairs program​ or becoming involved in helping to shape policy decisions impacting FM? Contact Executive Director of Government Affairs Jeffrey Johnson.