It is our pleasure to share with you what is happening in our Puget Sound Chapter of CFMA.
We kicked off the year with a captivating presentation by Port of Seattle Commissioner Stephanie Bowman on September 13th. She shared with us plans for the SeaTac Airport expansion and gave us some valuable insight into all that the Port contributes to our community.
We were honored to have joint sponsored, along with AGC of Washington, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention Summit on October 24th. The event was a fantastic success including over 150 members of the construction community in attendance. The following speakers enlightened us on important issues that impact our employees.
Asif Choudhury; CFMA’s National Secretary
Dr. John Wiesman; Washington State Secretary of Health
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas; Clinical Psychologist, mental health advocate, international speaker, author and catalyst for suicide prevention
Dr. Jenn Stuber; Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work, Co-Founder of Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention
Dr. Ursula Whiteside; Executive Director of Now Matters Now; a leader in the national Zero Suicide movement
Brett Enos; Equipment Operator, Local #302
Cal Beyer of Lakeside Industries is a national leader on the topic of Suicide in Construction and helped form the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention of which CFMA is a member. He spearheaded the planning behind this event, as well as acted as moderator, while presenting a resource list for people with loved ones who may be contemplating suicide. We are attaching a link below for your reference. Please feel free to share the information with your family, friends, co-workers and employees. We are passionate about sharing this message of hope throughout the Puget Sound.
We also want to recognize Cheryl Nagel, Puget Sound CFMA President and CFO of Sequoyah Electric for her tireless pursuit of this important event.
The entertaining and informative November 14th luncheon event, "Spinach in Your Client’s Teeth and Other Etiquette Dilemmas," presented by Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette at Bellevue's Ruth's Chris was a packed house!
Upcoming Educational Events
Our Educational Schedule for the remainder of the 2017-2018 year includes more outstanding topics.
January 16, 2018 Sound Transit - Large Project Update
February 13, 2018 GAAP/Tax/Legal Update
March 13, 2018 Workforce Development and Immigration Roundtable
April 1, 2018 Shiny Object Syndrome – Developing a Cohesive Technology Strategy
May 8, 2018 CFO Panel
June 2018 Puget Sound CFMA Annual Golf Tournament
Scholarships & Charitable Donations
Enormous thanks goes to the very successful Puget Sound CFMA Golf Fundraiser held this past June. As part of our Vision and Mission, giving back to our community continues to be a priority. Puget Sound CFMA donated funds to support Construction for Change, The Construction Industry Suicide Alliance and Puget Sound HomeAid, as well as our joint scholarship with South Sound CFMA where we awarded $15,000 in scholarships to four very impressive college students.
In January 2018, we will begin accepting Scholarship Applications. We hope you will share the information with the Pacific Northwest collegiate in your life.
We look forward to seeing you at our future events. Our CFMA Community is thriving because of your dedication and commitment to excellence. If you would like to take a more active role in CFMA and our Puget Sound Chapter, please email us at PugetSound@cfma.org.
Thank you so much for your membership in CFMA. 2018 promises to be an outstanding year. We look forward to working together.
Jim Weber Grace Pizzey
Puget Sound CFMA Puget Sound CFMA Vice President
Education Committee Chair