Media Release

World Facilities Management Day

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is joining the World Facilities Management Association as they celebrate the second annual "World Facilities Management Day" on June 23, 2011.  This worldwide event recognizes the contributions that facilities management makes to the workplace. 

Alachua County Manager Randall Reid and Facilities Manager Charlie Jackson are encouraging all building owners throughout Alachua County to join in this celebration by sponsoring activities including, networking events, webinars, employee recognition, award presentations, luncheons, etc., all with the goal of raising awareness of the facilities management profession.

Alachua County Facilities Management will give special recognition to Mr. Joseph Dell, an Alachua County employee, who has provided outstanding service to Alachua County Facilities Management for 44 years.

Alachua County Administrative Services Director Betty Baker added, "Celebrating Global Facilities Management Day provides an opportunity to express sincere appreciation to all of the people who work hard to make our built environments healthy, efficient and sustainable. The list includes architects, engineers, facilities managers and directors, housekeepers and custodians, plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, roofers, building maintenance workers and technicians, grounds workers, landscapers, consultants, maintenance coordinators, capital project and construction coordinators, construction managers, support staff, developers and property owners, and others."

In honor of this event, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is presenting a proclamation declaring June 23, 2011 as "World Facilities Management Day."

For more information, contact Facilities Manager Charlie Jackson at 352-374-5229.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).