Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Study Group - 2017

The Gulf Coast Chapter of CMAA will continue its effort to grow the professional status of its membership by forming a Certified Construction Manager Study Group this January.  The Group will meet in eight (8) conference call sessions to receive training on “CMAA’s Standards of Practice” with the objective of preparing the participants to take the exam and obtain their Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential.

The conference calls will be held from 3:30 to 5:30PM every other Thursday beginning January 26 and concluding on May 4.  Participants will be responsible for obtaining their own Study Kits from the CMAA website (www.cmaanet.org) and the instructors will provide homework assignments and lead Q&A during the calls.

The CCM credential is the gold standard for professional construction managers.  Those interested in joining the Study Group should notify Bill Lacher at [email protected] and he will provide a class schedule by return email.



Bill Lacher, CCM, LEED AP
Best Management Practices Consulting, LLC

[email protected]

21256 Spring Clover Lane
Covington, LA 70435

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2016 Big Game Raffle

Saints Football?

LSU Football?­

Pelicans Basketball?



Once again CMAA will be partnering with the Metairie Rotary Club to sell “Big Game” raffle tickets.  The attached prize list includes LSU and Saints game tickets for this fall and Pelicans tickets for next season NBA games.

The list includes a number of highly sought after tickets for the LSU vs Alabama game!!

Rotary uses 100% of the funds it collects to benefit non-profit organizations.  Rotary also shares a portion of the funds with the Gulf Coast Chapter and we use the proceeds to fund our scholarship program.

Please contact Bill Lacher ([email protected]) to obtain tickets for you to sell.  The drawing for the prizes will be in mid-August at a Rotary meeting.

We ask that all members give this a try, remember, 100% of the money goes to non-profit organizations such as the food bank and the boy scouts. All prizes have been donated by Rotary members and there is no administrative overhead.

Please participate by selling your share. 


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Call for Volunteers - CMAA National Conference on Capital Projects Symposium

The CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter is happy to announce that it will be hosting the CMAA National Conference on Capital Projects Symposium on April 2-4, 2017. The Symposium, to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, is a high-level conference exploring how professional construction and program management enhances quality of life by fostering improvements in our built environment and better use of resources. The event will feature education session, plenaries and keynotes, local project tours, and networking opportunities galore! The CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter hosted this event in 2013 with great success. Details on this year’s Capital Projects Symposium, held in Austin, Texas, can be found at http://www.capitalprojectssymposium.com/.

As host chapter to this outstanding event, we will help to organize the local project tours, identify volunteers to facilitate technical sessions, man the host chapter/concierge table and assist in identifying local presenters and topics. The Chapter will also be hosting its annual golf tournament during this time as an added bonus activity for the Symposium.

We are very excited about this event, especially since the 2013 event was such a success (and a lot of fun). We want our members, non-members, and owners to get involved with the planning now so that we have another excellent experience! As project managers and construction managers, we excel at planning, organizing and scheduling activities for projects and this is no different. To that end, we are looking for volunteers for the following roles in support of this national event:

- Host Chapter Committee Chair—this individual will head up the local committee, will work with Chapter and National Board members and representatives to support the Symposium.

- Golf Tournament Chair—this individual will lead the efforts for the golf tournament to be held in conjunction with the Symposium.

- Host Chapter Committee Members and Volunteers—will support the Chair in the Chapter’s support activities.

- Golf Tournament Committee Members and Volunteers—will support the Chair in the planning and execution of the golf tournament.

More details and information on each of these areas is available from Lisa Cookmeyer ([email protected]).

Please contact Chapter President Jonathan Charbonnet ([email protected]) to volunteer in any of these categories. The Committee Chairs will also have the opportunity to meet with the CMAA National Executive Committee when they meet at The Ritz-Carlton in mid-July.

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2014 Big Game Raffle

Saints Football?

LSU Football?­



CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter has partnered with the Rotary Club of Metairie again this year to raise funds to defeat Polio worldwide, to support local charities, and to provide for CMAA Scholarship funding.

- The prizes are AMAZING!

- 100% of the money raised goes to charities/scholarships (all prizes were donated so there are NO administrative costs)

- Purchases are tax deductable

You can get your tickets by calling Jessi at (504) 596-2036 or emailing [email protected]

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Season's Greetings

 The CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter Board would like to wish all of our
supporters, and their families a
safe and happy holiday season.

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