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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)

Promotes expansion of diverse talent in the commercial real estate industry and provides opportunities for professional growth of underrepresented groups. Partners with local high schools, colleges and other non-profits to educate future generations of the workforce about commercial real estate. If you are not able to commit your time to joining a Committee at this time, you can still become involved in the Diversity Committee by becoming a Diversity Ambassador. Ambassadors are invited to attend and volunteer at diversity events and initiatives throughout the year. You can apply to become an ambassador here.

Education Committee

Oversees and develops educational programs for membership, including RPA/FMA designation programs, Lunch & Learn seminars along with timely and relevant seminars with topics ranging from construction drawings to leadership.

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.