November 2019 Newsletter

Our Next Meeting: Nov 15th

CPARS and Government Challenges

Hosted by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) FL Chapter


Come and join us November 15th for a joint meeting between the SAME JAX Post and the Florida Chapter of CMAA.

We will have senior representatives from NAVFAC Southeast and the USACE Jacksonville District discussing two important topics:

Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): Understand the different factors and gain insight from the Government.

Government Customer Service Challenges: Learn about Government issues/concerns and how you can help.

The format will be a Question & Answer type session so bring all your hard questions for our panelists.

To Register, please visit


Industry Day Presentations

Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making the 2019 Industry Day a success! Slides from the Industry Day are available below:

NAVFAC Southeast

USACE Mobile District

USACE Jacksonville District

USACE Savannah District

Tyndall AFB Reconstruction Program

SAME Centennial

City of Jacksonville


Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Jacksonville Electric Authority

North Florida Transportation Planning Organization


Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association & SAME JAX Golf Tournament Results

On October 29th, SAME JAX in conjunction with the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association  hosted our pre-Industry Day Golf Tournament at the Windy Harbor Golf Course, Naval Station Mayport.

Click the photo below to view the SMSA Facebook Page, and the photos from the golf tournament:


First: Score of 56
Chris Adcock
Anthony Conley
Rick Buechel
Craig Till
Second: Score of 58 (Tie breaker used to determine winner)
Tom Graff
Scott Wade
Jeff Clark
Tae Parrish
Third: Score of 58 (Tie breaker used to determine winner)
Paul Walden
David Mobley
Mike Albritton
Brad Dunning
Longest drive: Chris Adcock
Closest to the pin: Joe Lane

Industry Day Icebreaker

With over 100 registrants, our Industry Icebreaker was quite the success! The Icebreaker took place after the golf tournament, and the night before the Industry Day, in order to allow Industry Day participants to mingle. Click the photo below in order to see more photos.


NAVFAC SE Open House

We had many SAME JAX Members come out to attend the NAVFAC SE Open House, which took place Thursday, October 31st. You can click the photo below in order to access the photo gallery.




Earlier this semester, officers from NAVFAC came and presented to the UNF Engineering students in order to discuss career opportunities within the Navy. Click the photo below in order to view the photo gallery. 



Upcoming Changes to

The GSA has announced that ( will begin to be decommissioned and its functionality transitioned into starting on November 8, 2019.

For more information on how this affects you, for the app and/or guidance visit this site.


Post Membership Drive Recognition


Thank you to ALL who attended our Industry Day events.  We attempted to recognize all those below during the event but the very tight schedule was heavily driven by the line up of senior leaders who presented.


On that note:  

Our post kicked off a very robust membership drive this fall and we are doing great!  Our numbers have grown by 9% over our baseline (our starting numbers in January) in just 2 months and we will probably break double digits in the next 30 days. Based on the membership drive criteria some of you have earned your blue Jacksonville Post polo shirt and Elizabeth May, Jacksonville Post Membership Chair will ensure you receive yours at one of our events or if need be via mail.

First we would like to acknowledge our newest agency or corporate members:


Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Workplace Solutions

Optimal Geo

Lanier Municipal Supply


As well – thanks to these sustaining member organizations who added new members and also ensured they were utilizing all six of their allotted memberships:

GM Hill Engineering

Alpha Envirotech Consulting

Manson Construction

Burns & McDonnell

Kleinschmidt Associates

Ranco Response

Ariel Business Group


Terracon Consultants



Terracon Consultants


McVeigh & Mangum Engineering

Tetra Tech

A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure

CDM Smith




These are most recent current post members who recruited at least 1 new member.  Both the recruiter and recruited receive shirts: 


Recruiter:  Wayne Mangum (Lisandro Vazquez)

Recruiter: Tom Fallin (Amy Fu)


If you are an existing member who has recruited a new member recently please contact Elizabeth May, Post Membership Chairperson at [email protected].  Referring members are not identified in the actual membership application process with National so the NEW member or the RECRUITING member needs to email me to inform me of this very welcome support!


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