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Welcome to AFE
Twin Cities Chapter 13

The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is the premier organization for facilities engineers and operations professionals. We provide our members with the resources they need to achieve career success by uniting a large community of like-minded professionals who desire to learn and share the most efficient methods for operating and maintaining complex building and facility systems. And we help our members grow professionally through nationally accredited certification programs, local & national networking, continuing education events, primary and secondary level student activities & scholarship programs, and other resources for career advancement. Twin Cities Chapter 13 represents Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Western Wisconsin. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Membership.

Upcoming Events

17th Vendor Fair & Awards Banquet

Please join your fellow AFE Facility Friends and Colleagues for the 17th Vendor Fair & Awards Banquet on November 14, 2016 at Jax Cafe'. Registration is now open. This year-end gathering of AFE Members and Vendor Members has been the hallmark event of the year at AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13. Our terrific Vendor Members set up exhibits displaying the latest facility technologies, products, and services available today. Members make their rounds and visit with exhibitors which is an effective way for facility managers to connect with Twin City area facility suppliers.

Following the exhibits, dinner will be served and Jax Cafe’ is once again offering their famous Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce, fresh Broiled Canadian Walleye Pike, and flame Grilled Chicken Tortellini a Chef's sauce. During dinner, we will be recognizing members and sponsors for their exceptional contributions during 2016. This ceremony has become an honored tradition and affords recipients to be recognized with their peers and a chance to share their reflections of the facilities industry. Lastly, we conclude the evening with the official Installation of Officers. In accordance with our bylaws, the 2017 AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 Board of Directors will be introduced and sworn in with a special award presented to the outgoing President.

4:30pm - Registration and Exhibits Open 
6:30-7:30pm - Dinner, Program & Awards 
Event Cost - $25 per person
Address - 1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Please select one of the registration options below. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Ryan at 651-247-9288 or

Attendee Registration
Exhibitor Registration

News & Announcements

One of the good guys gone...

AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13 is very sad to announce the loss of one of its most recognized members. Jack Ross, PE was born in 1927 and passed away in September 2016 at the age of 89. A private ceremony was held with his wife Marjorie and his family.

Jack became a member of the chapter June 1, 1971 and served on the Executive Board of Directors from 1973-1979. He co-founded the Lucky 13 Golf Tournament in 1987 with Jerry Hagen, CPE. Their efforts helped raise $160,000 in scholarship funds to assist college students pursuing a degree in Facilities Engineering. Jack had a distinguished career as a Facility Engineer and retired from Unisys Corporation.

He was a devoted member attending nearly every AFE event during his 45 years as a member. He will be remembered for his great story telling and of course for his “stand-up” jokes with good friend and AFE member Woody Nelson.

Surly Social Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended the AFE Surly Social on Friday, Oct 21st. There were 40 folks registered! 16 of us were able to attend the one hour tour and hear about their humble beginnings, the now famous "Surly Bill," and see first hand how Surly makes their craft beers. The facility was quite large with multiple floors, open spaces, wood and stone decor, a 120 foot long bar, large patio area with fire pit, and about an acre of outdoor seating. The food was excellent. We ordered several varieties of appetizers and each were prepared exceptionally well. The cooks presented the food with a colorful description of the items, flavors, and origins. The servers were very friendly and service was quick considering there were 500 people in the building. Beer tasting seemed to go quite well also. There were several new faces who joined us too. Welcome to the Chapter. All in all, a very fun evening with our great facility friends. To read up more on the Surly Bill click on the link below.
Surly Bill Article from
Executive Board Members Needed
We are in need of two Executive Board members to fulfill the Secretary and Treasurer positions beginning in 2017. Board member positions are very rewarding and influential. All of Chapter 13's events and activities are planned by the Executive Board and several committees. Executive Board meetings are held once per month at a convenient location.

The Secretary position is responsible for taking notes at member meetings and board meetings and presenting them for approval. Following the one year term, this person will take on the roles of Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Past President. The total commitment is 5 years.

The Treasurer position is responsible for keeping track of the chapter's checkbook. They also provide various profit and loss reports and annual budget reporting. Following the one year term, this person will take on the roles of Vice President, President, and Past President. The total commitment is 4 years.

Interested candidates should contact:
Ann Petrick, President AFE Twin Cities Chapter 13
Horwitz, Inc.
763-235-3880 Office |