Committees & Councils

SAME’s Committees & Councils offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular community of interest or demographic within the A/E/C industry.

In addition to monthly and quarterly calls and webinars, and assisting with the national awards program, the Committees & Councils are a leading source for developing the education and training roadmap for major SAME events, national webinars and other professional development opportunities, including those held in conjunction with SAME’s strategic partners such as the Design-Build Institute of America and the International Facility Management Association.

The Committees & Councils are a fantastic value-added member benefit any one can take advantage of! They offer numerous opportunities for a great variety of personally and professionally rewarding experiences through:

  • Helping young professionals with business and technical issues.
  • Keeping SAME members up to date on emerging technologies.
  • Encouraging international business alliances in the STEM industry.
  • Working to improve industry-government business practices.
  • Working with high-school and college students to encourage the pursuit of a career in the A/E/C industry.
  • Fostering connections among the military, government and private sectors to support homeland defense.

To learn more about each Committee & Council—and to get involved—select a link below.

Mission Committees

Architectural Practice
College Outreach
Energy & Sustainability
Engineering & Construction Camps
Facility Asset Management
Joint Engineer Contingency Operations

Mission Councils

Small Business
Young Member

Enlisted Committee (sub-committee of Young Member Council)

Operational Committees & Task Forces

Awards & Recognition
Investment Committee

“I urge you to approach this honor of being invested as a Fellow not as a moment in time, or a professional ‘lifetime achievement award’ of sorts. Rather, I urge you to approach your new status as Fellow as the start of a new opportunity, a charge to be a role model, a charge to be a mentor, and a charge to share all you have learned with future leaders with whom much can be shared, and just as much learned.”

-Heather Wishart-Smith, P.E., PMP, LEED AP, F.SAME, F.ASCE, 2018 Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Awardee