52426295266 9ae742ea4a cDear Fellow NYSSFA Members, Business Partners, and Friends:

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be serving as the President of the NYS School Facilities Association for the 2022-2023 term. A few years ago, I was told that the passing of the gavel from Bob Schongar to me would occur before I knew it, and that was so true. I want to thank Bob for his outstanding leadership, his devotion to this organization, and all the kindness and assistance he has provided me and others in our organization. I also want to say thank you to all the Presidents who preceded me, who worked so hard to make this organization such a success. To our Business Partners who have supported this association, I sincerely thank you because without your support, this association would not exist. I also wish to congratulate David Ciurczak on his election to Third Vice President.

My theme this year will be Paving a Path to The Future. I will work hard to provide training opportunities for those who are new to the Director of Facilities role. We need those who are following us to have all the information possible, to support them, so they can be successful in this incredible career. We currently have an amazing team creating a DOF Handbook that will be a great resource for our day-to-day duties. Our goal is to have that completed before our Annual Conference in 2023. We are also working to document the history of our association, and more specifically, to tell the story of each of our past Presidents from the first one, Arthur Goodwin, all the way up to me, the sixty-sixth.

Finally, let me state that I am truly honored and blessed to be your President. I promise to do my best with honor and integrity, to provide leadership, guidance, and dedication to this organization. When I pass the gavel to Matt Erwin next year, I will stand before you and say I gave all I had to give. If there is anything I can do to help you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time.


Jeff Mochan
Clyde Savannah CSD