VFA Client City of Regina to Discuss Facilities Capital Planning Best Practices at CNAM

May 4, 2012

Facilities Management Director Pat Gartner to Present a Proactive Approach to Sustaining Municipal Facilities

BURNABY, B.C.—May 4, 2012—VFA Canada Corporation, the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that VFA client, City of Regina, Saskatchewan, will be a guest speaker at the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) Workshop, May 6-9, 2012, at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel.

Pat Gartner, director of Facilities Management Services at the City of Regina, will be presenting “A Proactive Approach to Sustaining Municipal Facilities at the City of Regina” on Monday, May 7, from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. She will discuss the need for timely facility infrastructure repair and the facilities management approach the City developed in response to the challenge.

Attendees will learn about using objective data in order to make the case for funding with municipal leadership; how to categorize and prioritize facility needs, and set realistic goals for facility condition; and how to use objective data and the categorization process to create a defensible finance model.

Gartner has been working for the City of Regina for more than 20 years, and specifically for the last four years has been supporting the City in the development of a comprehensive facilities management strategy that focuses on all aspects of facility asset management, including facility revitalization, enhanced facility operations, and the development of contemporary spaces that allow employees to provide quality service to customers.

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