The Johnson City Facilities Management Department was established in 2018 with the goal of consolidating the City and Schools facility maintenance departments in order to provide efficiencies and improved service to the nearly 480 facilities throughout the different Departments of City Government. The differing components that make up the Facilities Management Department include City and School Large Capital Projects and Construction, day-to-day routine, non-routine, and preventive maintenance programs of Municipal Government assets. This means the Department plays a key role in managing the design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings and facilities. Prepares annual operating and capital budgets, while scheduling facility modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor, materials and other related costs.
So, what is Facilities Management? The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) defines Facilities Management as a profession that incorporates multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. There are 30 staff combined with city and schools that work every day to ensure that the built environment in each facility encourages productivity, is safe, is pleasing to clients and customers, meets government mandates, and is efficient.
In 2018 the Johnson City Facilities Management Department was able to garner City Commission support and funding to begin construction on three large capital projects described as follows: