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Join a Committee and Take an Active Role in the Industry

Participation in BOMA/Chicago’s member committees is an effective way to build your professional network and take an active leadership role in the industry. Committee membership is exclusive to BOMA/Chicago members and all Building and Affiliate Members are welcome to participate on committees.

To apply for any committee, go to the BOMA/Chicago committee application. Membership on all committees is designated to the individual and his/her employer and is not transferable to another. Once the completed application is received, it will be sent to the BOMA/Chicago staff liaison who will present the application to the appropriate chairs for review.

For more information, please email the BOMA/Chicago office at

BOMA/Chicago Committees

The following is a list of BOMA/Chicago committees and descriptions.

Codes Committee

Reviews code compliance problems and interpretations; drafts and recommends code changes; works with appropriate City departments on codes issues.

Communications Committee

Manages the development and distribution of information to BOMA/Chicago members, the public, and others through a variety of communications platforms including the website, e-newsletters, social media, public relations and event programs.

Diversity Committee (BOMA/Chicago Foundation)

The mission of the BOMA/Chicago Foundation Diversity Committee is to recruit underrepresented and minority professionals to the commercial real estate industry and to promote professional diversity. Through scholarships, education programs and other efforts, the Committee will focus on retaining diverse talent in the CRE industry and forging avenues for professional growth of underrepresented groups, such as but not limited to racial, ethnic, LGBTQ and disabled groups.

Education Committee

The mission of the Education Committee is to oversee educational programs for BOMA/Chicago’s membership, including RPA/FMA designation courses, Lunch & Learns and webinars, and also to develop timely and relevant programs that are immediately relevant to CRE professionals.

Emerging Leaders Committee

Provides career development, educational, and networking opportunities for BOMA/Chicago members with five years or less experience in commercial real estate.

Energy & Sustainability Committee

Evaluates issues relating to energy procurement and use, including electricity, natural gas, energy services, “green” technologies, conservation, and sustainability, and recommends policy positions and actions.

Events Committee

Fosters participation of Building Members and Affiliate Members in networking events by planning and executing events that support BOMA/Chicago, benefit and recognize the best interests of all Members and are conducive to networking between Affiliate Members and Building Members; assists other Committees with event planning and execution.

Preparedness Committee

Develops, analyzes, and implements emergency preparedness and life safety measures with a focus on the strategic planning and implementation of citywide emergency preparedness and business continuity efforts.

Taxation Committee

Analyzes proposed City, County and State tax policies and legislation as they affect the industry; develops and recommends BOMA/Chicago positions on taxation; conducts research on appropriate taxation issues.