Committees

ABC Central Florida

LOOKING TO GET INVOLVED?

ABC Central Florida (ABC CF) invites you to give back to the industry and make the most of your ABC CF membership by volunteering to serve on a committee. The advantages of volunteering include the opportunity to broaden professional relationships, gain expertise, and improve leadership skills, thereby benefiting your employer as well as your own professional development.

For more information, please contact Central Florida ABC at committees@abccentralflorida.org.

COLLEGIATE OUTREACH CHAPTER

Provides mentorship, outreach, and support to the UCF and Seminole State College Student Chapters as well as the National ABC Construction Management competition support for both schools. Council offers mentorship on their programming and recruitment efforts.

The Student Chapters are comprised of current students studying Civil Engineering and Construction Management, or students who have an interest in the commercial construction industry. The Seminole State College Student Chapter is currently under formation.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

Assists efforts with apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship programs, community workforce initiatives, supports groups such as ACE Mentor, ACCA, ACT, IBuild CF, FEAT, PIPE, and United Way. Create partnerships with organizations that offer construction training, and organizations that promote careers in construction.  Partnerships with schools, prisons, disadvantaged communities, etc.

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS (EIC)

Plan and organize the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program. This committee is open to contractor members only.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Responsible for interviewing local, county, and state candidates to offer recommendations to Political Action Committee (PAC). Responsibilities include issues advocacy for the association, support Legislative Conference, and develop grassroots support for key legislative initiatives.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Develop innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current members. Committee members call new members, invite new members to attend events and introduce newcomers to others at events.

PROGRAMS

Develop programs to encourage owners, developers, and construction users in the Central Florida community to use merit shop contractors’ services, specifically ABC CF members. Create opportunities to develop relationships with owners, developers, and construction users in the Central Florida community through the production of Builders’ Breakfast meetings.

SAFETY 

Encourage and promote a safe working environment in our construction community, promote a culture of health and safety for the betterment of the construction community. Plans and organizes the annual safety programs, the Construction Safety Professionals Group meetings, and encourage member companies to participate in the STEP Safety Management Program. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Builds community through production of networking and highlighting events, promoting ABC CF members. Professional networking events, which are scheduled before, during and after office hours, allow ABC CF members to market products and services while developing key relationships, and connect with other professionals and business leaders. Events include the Clay Shoot, GC Connect, Golf Tournaments, Poker Run, TopGolf, Construction Expo and Chili Cook-off.

TRAINING 

Provides input and guidance for training programs in professional development, construction industry skills, soft skills, leadership skills, etc. Research on timely topics, current challenges, and changes in the construction industry for developing programs to help members increase profitability through knowledge.

WORKFORCE COUNCIL

Creates the strategic plan for the Chapter’s workforce development initiatives, oversees the following committees/councils: Community Outreach, Safety, and Training. 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

ABC CF Young Professionals program aims to shape the future of our industry by supporting the growth of young professionals employed by ABC member companies. The program creates opportunities for young leaders to build relationships, expand their skills and advance their careers while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AMBASSADOR FOR MEMBERSHIP

Meet and greet new members and prospective members at ABC events. Reach out and welcome new members to the association.

VOLUNTEER AT ABC EVENTS

Assist with various duties at ABC events including but not limited to set up, tear down, registration, prep work.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Class instruction, jobsite tour facilitator, panel discussion participation, writing articles for Building Central Florida magazine, participating in the YP Group community service project, among others.

PEER GROUPS

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY PROFESSIONALS GROUP

Quarterly meetings with guest speakers and peer group discussions focused on current safety topics.

HR/PEOPLE OPERATIONS PEER GROUP

Meetings with guest speakers and peer group discussions focused on current HR and people operations topics.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP

Young Professional activities focused on engaging individuals under 40 within the industry. Activities might be after hour events, education programs, jobsite tours, charity fundraising efforts, and other special programs.

Committee Details

Committee Member Application