About Us


To serve as the premier resource and representative for facility management in Northern Illinois.


To provide exceptional education, networking, career development and leadership opportunities that support and advance the FM profession in Northern Illinois. The following Goals and Objectives to support NI’s Vision and Mission were developed using the “balanced scorecard” approach at the Chapter’s Strategic Planning meeting July 19th, 2006. This Strategic Plan is reviewed each year, and action items supporting the objectives are changed accordingly to reflect the organizational direction for that year. Aspects of the strategic plan itself may also change if the organization determines that it is necessary.

Stakeholder Perspective Goal 1: 

Promote the value of the Northern Illinois FM community by fostering awareness and growth of the profession.

  • Objective 1: Provide effective networking opportunities for all FM stakeholders.

  • Objective 2: Increase the value of FM professionals to their employers.

  • Objective 3: Advance the stature and influence of IFMA and the FM profession.

Stakeholders - FM’s, vendors/business partners, employers of our members and students.

Operational Excellence Perspective Goal 2:

Determine and develop the resources required to enhance effective delivery of education, networking and career development.

  • Objective 1: Ensure that optimal people, processes and technology are in place to achieve goals.

People Perspective Goal 3:

Inspire passion for the facility management profession that encourages individuals to join, participate and grow with the Northern Illinois Chapter.

  • Objective 1: Identify prospects, communicate value and benefits, follow up and sign them up.

  • Objective 2: Provide exceptional experiences that are rich and meaningful for the member, encourage participation and advance the work of the chapter.

Financial Perspective Goal 4:

Sustain the Northern Illinois chapter’s financial integrity to achieve and fulfill our mission.

  • Objective 1: Grow and maintain viable fiscal position through good financial and business management and diversification of revenues.