COAA is a volunteer-run organization. Our volunteers take great pride in their profession and want to make a difference in the industry.
The Awards Committee is comprised of up to five COAA members as appointed by the President to annually review and select the winners of the Project Leadership Awards. Their selections are based on the guidelines governing the award program. The objective of the award program is to select and recognize the projects that have achieved success in overcoming obstacles or difficulties in which the entire team worked cooperatively for resolution.
The Conference Committee plans, coordinates, and oversees the development of all presentations, panel discussions, and other informational sessions at COAA's bi-annual conferences. The Committee's primary focus is providing Owners with high-quality, timely, and relevant content in an atmosphere (with speakers and panelists) that stimulate thought and provide a high degree of applicability to Owner's management of facilities planning, design, and construction.
The Documents Committee is a representative body created to provide direction to owner members in terms of industry contract documents. The Committee reviews industry contract document series and prepares comments for COAA membership to guide them in their contract negotiations. The Committee is charged with monitoring industry trends and changes in order to determine contractual needs/changes. Their efforts are focused on ensuring member value and protection.
The Communications/Editorial Committee’s function is to ensure member and association interests are met via the Owners Perspective
magazine. The main focus of this Committee is to provide editorial expertise for the Owners Perspective
The Education Committee’s function is to provide expertise and futuristic thinking in the area of the Owner Training Institute. The main focus of this Committee is to evaluate program value and educational/business opportunities while seeking new and innovative methods to meet the growing and changing needs of COAA's members.
Industry Relations Committee
The Industry Relations Committee is a representative body whose purpose is to develop relationships with targeted industry partners, serve as a clearinghouse for industry partner proposals, and monitor/track all member industry relations activities.
The Membership Committee is a representative body created to review current and develop future member benefit programs as well as to provide input relative to the structure of the association, e.g. fees, bylaws, categories, etc. The Committee is charged with the implementation of the association member marketing plan. Their efforts are focused on the recruitment of Owner members while ensuring member value to all member segments.
The Scholarship Committee is comprised of a minimum of three members appointed by the COAA President. The Committee is charged with reviewing scholarship applications and recommending candidates to the Board of Directors. Additionally, the Committee reviews the selection criteria, annual process, and makes recommended changes to the program.
The purpose of the COAA Workforce Development Initiative Committee is to develop and carry out the workforce development strategic objectives and goals for COAA. The Committee will discuss, review and define COAA’s position in relation to current workforce challenges and the need to develop various education programs, recruitment efforts, public relations and marketing messages that target the current and future construction industry workforce.