College & Community Relations

Aims director selected to serve as a consultant to FEMA

Submitted on: 06-30-2010

Michael Millsapps, assistant director of Facilities and Operations for Aims Community College, has been selected to serve on the Public Works Working Group (PWWG) as a consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Millsapps will serve as a Subject Matter Expert in facilities and building operations, specializing in building automation systems infrastructure, facility operations, code compliance, temporary power/equipment coordination and utility generation. The PWWG is comprised of 20 professionals from across the country who have expertise in topics such as streets and highways, water treatment and distribution, waste water collection and treatment, storm water collection and management, debris removal, solid waste collection, public facility operations and maintenance, fleet maintenance, electrical power, gas supply, communication systems, engineering services, code enforcement and transportation systems. Millsapps is the only member representing higher education. "The Public Works Working Group focuses on maintaining facility and utility infrastructure to support regional mutual aid as part of a type 3 incident management team," Millsapps said. "It is one of a number of Emergency Support Function (ESF) groups that provide support and recommendations to improving and implementing the success of the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)." Additionally, Millsapps has served on the commissioner-appointed Board of Appeals for Larimer County since 2004, is a past president of the International Facilities Management Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, and earned his Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential from IFMA in 2004. "It's very humbling to be selected by a peer group made up of such seasoned facilities professionals," he said. "We all bring a specific area of expertise to the group and I am proud to be able to bring these experiences and knowledge back to Aims and the Northern Colorado community."

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