On behalf of the Officers and Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association I would like to welcome you to our website. My name is Alan Peterson and I am the current President of the MFAA. The one constant in life is change. Our website is proof that change is good.
Please look around this site to discover what resources and benefits are available to members, and learn how to take full advantage of them. Look at the ‘Special Events’ tab at the top of this page, as well as the ‘Popular Events’ list at the lower right to see upcoming events that are worthy of your time.
The MFAA is a community of more than 150 facility directors that provide services for municipal and public K-12 schools in Massachusetts. Our organization has been providing support, networking, and professional development opportunities to members and is now entering its 43rd year. Through the sharing of knowledge and resources, we can better serve our communities. The results can – and should be – measured by the performance of both our staff and the facilities we operate. Our members take great pride in providing a safe, healthy, and sustainable learning environment for the staff, students and community members who use the buildings that we maintain.
A lot has changed in the facilities field over the past 40 years. Building operation is no longer suitably accomplished by someone that knows a little about construction or cleaning. Changes have simplified things, in some ways, and required more knowledge to be successful in most cases. With higher technologies and increasing regulatory requirements, it is critical to stay in step with the changes that have impacts on you. The MFAA’s focus on professionalism and the importance of working with industry leaders has never been more apparent nor important than it is today. Our Executive Director is helping us grow and envision the kinds of meetings and training sessions that will continue to earn recognition from both state and federal agencies. That alone is a valuable resource for information and expertise.
If you have not joined our association, call me to get information on an upcoming event. Members, mark your calendars so you can participate! As you can see in the message board and resource documents of this website, our combined knowledge and experiences make our Members’ communities better prepared to deal with the risks and exposures of operating public facilities.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. If you have any questions about our organization and are interested in obtaining membership, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or Wayne Miller CFA, Vice-president.
Alan Peterson , CFA
Deputy Superintendent for Hanover Facilities
“What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; That is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson