The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance's (DCAMM's) Office of Facilities Management and Maintenance (OFMM) has established a network of state facilities managers, the Massachusetts Facilities Management Association (MAFMA), that meets periodically to discuss specific topics of interest with the aim toward increased information sharing and problem solving. OFMM uses the MAFMA network to disseminate information on training opportunities and new technologies, as well as to inform facilities personnel of proposed regulatory or statutory changes that may affect facilities operations. In addition, MAFMA members have established working committees to address issues of interest to facilities operators and managers. State facilities personnel who are interested in participating in this informal association should e-mail  

The program managers listed below are the DCAMM - OFMM representatives who are available to help our client agencies address their operations and maintenance challenges and issues.

Scott Calisti, 617-727-4030 ext. 31267
Agency Liaison - Higher Education and UMASS Campuses
Chairperson of Standards  Committee

Edward Nicosia , 617-727-4030 ext. 31265
Agency Liaison - Administration and Finance, Environmental Affairs, Economic Affairs, Public Safety and Sheriffs.
Chairperson of Contracts Committeee

Francis (Tom) Tagan, 617-727-4030 ext. 31272
Agency Liaison – Health and Human Services and Judiciary
Chairperson of the Education Committee



MAFMA committees have been established to address areas of interest as identified by state facilities managers. Other committees may be formed as issues of common concern are raised. Current committees and their areas of focus are described below.

Contract Committee:

  • Assist in contract development /scopes of services to be used by multiple agencies
  • Catalog contracts and develop generic specifications
  • Develop state wide contracts via DCAMM to address O&M needs
  • Share best practices

Standards Committee:

  • Establish maintenance standards
  • Conduct assessments of facilities' status relative to standards
  • Target areas for improvement/investment
  • Advocate for appropriate funding
  • Enhance facility perception through establishing / achieving maintenance standards
  • Develop maintenance and operations survey for building use

Education Committee:

  • Network with the other facilities managers for best practices, contractor information and other project experiences
  • Create and monitor a List Serve to facilitate sharing of current technical information and assistance
  • Create and update a MAFMA web-site
  • Develop and provide O & M training opportunities to members and other state facility personnel.

MAFMA List Serve (for MAFMA members only)

As a communication tool, MAFMA has established a list serve for use by Massachusetts state facilities personnel. For further information please contact Tom Tagan at 617-727-4030 x 31272 or e-mail