President's Message

Scott Bennion, CPM, BOMA Utah President
President’s message for 2017: "Utilize BOMA's Resources FIRST!"

Dear BOMA Members,

When people look up my profile on LinkedIn, or see me tagged in BOMA event photos on Facebook, I’m generally asked three questions:

1) What is BOMA Utah?
2) Why the #$@% would you want to be President of BOMA Utah?
3) Do you get paid for it?

I’m preaching to the choir here, so I don’t need to answer the first question, but I do have some thoughts I’d like to share on the others.

Whether you attend just a few events a year, serve as a Committee member, Committee Chair, on the Board of Directors, or as a member of the Executive Committee, there is plenty of value to be gained from your participation in BOMA Utah. Vendor members (Associates) are given platforms to expand and enhance their business with property managers as well as with other Associates. Property Managers (Principals) are provided events that build their business networks, learn or re-learn necessary skills from plentiful education offerings, and opportunities to get to know vendors who will provide valuable services now or sometime down the road.

As with most things in life, the benefits you obtain from participation in BOMA is proportional to what you are willing to invest by way of your time and resources. This is how I, and many of you get, “Paid” from our involvement in BOMA. I could list many things that I have, “Earned” by my participation in this organization. My association with each of you has been one of the most valuable things in my professional life, and our shared experiences are priceless.

Last year I challenged each of you to work smarter, a little bit harder, and with a clear goal to make BOMA Utah better. Based on what we accomplished this past year, I believe that EVERY COMMITTEE exceeded expectations!

I also challenged you to utilize BOMA’s resources FIRST! While I see progress on this goal, I still think we can do better!

With these thoughts in mind, I have two challenges for us in 2017:

  1. REWARD our Associate Members with opportunities to expand their business. Our Associates are literally the lifeblood of our organization. They provide us with countless hours of service and resources that provide the foundation for the awesome things BOMA Utah accomplishes year after year. Please think of them FIRST when looking for service providers. 
  2. GET INVOLVED! Whatever your level of involvement, is there a way you can get even more involved? Whether that means you join a committee, perhaps attend a few more committee events, or take advantage of our unique educational opportunities, I promise you will get, “Paid” proportionate to your investment.

I genuinely appreciate my association with each of you. Thank you for sharing your time and resources with me. I really look forward to a most excellent 2017!