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Facilities Committee

Mission Statement

The San Diego Facilities Committee is comprised of life science facility managers, landlords, architects, brokers, and lab suppliers, and meets bimonthly to share best practices, provide continuing education opportunities, and plan workshops and events for those working in these fields. Through this committee, Biocom members work collaboratively with government on issues impacting facility operations and vote on legislative positions relevant to facilities in San Diego County.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Provide input to policy makers and other Biocom committees on legislative proposals.
  • Assist in planning of workshops, including developing themes, and identifying and securing speakers.
  • Serve as a mentoring platform for facility managers from smaller companies and those who are new to the field.
  • Keep abreast of regulations and code changes that will affect the life science industry and communicate changes to Biocom staff and other committee members.
  • Share relevant facilities and operations experiences at regular meetings; contribute to an open sharing environment and maintain discretion.

Biocom Responsibilities

  • Provide legislative and regulatory updates and solicit input at regular meetings.
  • At the direction of the Co-Chairs, provide official communication to committee members through agendas, emails, and background documents for all committee meetings.
  • Provide clear procedures for participation in each workshop and coordinate the program with the committee, Co-Chairs, and speakers.
  • Prepare and distribute marketing materials to promote workshops and activities, including registration materials.
  • Ensure accurate and updated information in publications.
  • Organize logistics for Facilities Committee meetings and workshops.

2020 Meeting Dates: The 2020 committee meeting schedule is in flux due to COVID-19. Please contact Melanie Cohn for the latest committee information, or visit Biocom’s events page for relevant webinars.

Committee Information

  • Biocom Staff Contact: Melanie Cohn
  • Committee Co-Chairs:
    • Andy Darragh, Executive Vice President, Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects;
    • Jason Moorhead, VP – Asset Services, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  • Committee Admissions Requirements:
    • Must be Biocom members. All members welcome.