FMCC President’s BLOG – December 2019

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Welcome to our ninth newsletter in this series, as we complete the twentieth year of FMCC.

This month’s newsletter feature about incident management by James Delgado shows the double advantage of having reduced scale plans in your emergency response and recovery program to use in when an occurrence is contained, but still calls for prompt and extensive actions and communications. Incidents are more frequent than large disasters, refreshing FMs in use of their disaster preparedness and business continuity program responsibilities and ensuring a competent and complete job, from event to full recovery.


Board Meeting on December 18 at 2:00 PM CST. Look for agenda by December 16, but may be as late as the day of the meeting. . Look under “In This Section”. If you would like to attend, contact for the link. There are usually about 15 guest spots available.


Coordinating Programs to answer, “what does FMCC do for me?” best describes the preoccupation of the FMCC officers now. Each officer works with an area of interest that we want to bring together during the year. These are in addition to duties under the bylaws and long followed projects and precedents.

For Daniel Goldsmith, it is particulars that distinguish an already competent FM when performing as a consultant. Liaison with IFMA components and outside associations and their members is an important ingredient.

For Dale Schuss, it is communications, the faces of FMCC. Facing out, where and how do we show up, why, and to what effects. Facing in, when and how do members gain from and operate FMCC to serve their needs and interests?

For Chris Gardner, it is liaison with industry, identifying and pursuing sponsorship of FMCC in any of a number of ways.

For Val Moraes, it is regional presence of FMCC in Oceania, China, and south Asia.

For David Reynolds, it is the regional presence of FMCC in the Americas, Europe, and Africa, and coordinating the work of the others toward value to all FMCC members.

If one of the perspectives interests you and you would like to participate or just remain informed, please make contact and join with the officer in that area.


At October’s Annual General Meeting in Phoenix gathered about half (23) of the FMCC members who attended World Workplace this year. Sorry if you missed. It was pretty lively. For issues and discussions, take a look at the notes posted in the November meeting agenda, in the section AGM Report and Remarks? Essentially, they ask, “what does FMCC do for me?” That’s a valid question for any unpaid organization. As a direct benefit, I obtain work due to networking opportunities afforded by FMCC membership and projects – themselves interesting and usually not too demanding. Want to share some of this happiness? C’mon, contact a regional director of officer.


New Member Interview opportunity – If you are relatively new as a member of FMCC and would like to give an interview, please contact or , or any FMCC Board member. Outside of the U.S., FMCC Regional Directors are available and may better appreciate your circumstances and styles of communication.


The FMCC Board welcomes comments, suggestions, and reports of error or malfunction. We keep a to-do list and rework it often. Contact or


The Newsletter editors gratefully accept commentary, news, and anecdotes about your own work, projects, and even problems. The newsletter derives directly from the web site, so your material will appear there, in news, blog, or events.

David Reynolds
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