Young Professionals

YP Call for Nominiations: P&M Tech Division

  • 1.  YP Call for Nominiations: P&M Tech Division

    Posted 05-20-2016 11:56 AM

    Planning & Management Technical Division

    Proposed Young Professional Committee Chair

     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 31, 2016

     

    SWANA’s P&M Technical Division is proposing to add a provisional YP Committee to the Division, with the Chair of the Committee being a member of the Division’s Steering Committee. SWANA recognizes YPs as being 35 years of age or younger.

    SWANA believes that YPs can receive many benefits through SWANA and YPG membership and participation, including:

    • Excellent networking opportunities at events, conferences, and online; and
    • eSessions targeted at helping navigate the challenges of the solid waste industry; and
    • Resources providing tools and information needed for career success; and
    • Opportunities to voice a younger opinion about the future of SWANA.

    The SWANA P&M Technical Division supports this program and believes that YPs will benefit significantly through membership and participation in SWANA’s Technical Divisions. The P&M Division Steering Committee also believes that the Division will benefit from the insight and perspective of YPs.

    The Division is led by an Executive Committee comprised of the Division Director, Vice Director, and the immediate Past Director. The P&M Division is managed by a Steering Committee made up of the Division Executive Committee, The Technical Division International Board Representative (TDIBR) and the Chairs of the Committees of the Division. Accordingly, the P&M Division is proposing to add a provisional YP Committee to the Division, with the Chair of the Committee being a member of the Division’s Steering Committee.

    The terms for Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are two years each; an individual may serve as a Committee Chair or Vice Chair more than one consecutive term.

    YP Committee Chair Responsibilities

    1. Represent the interests of the YPG to the P&M Division.
    2. Represent the interests of the P&M Division to the YPG.
    3. Attract more YPs to the P&M Division.
    4. Attend the P&M Division Steering Committee meetings held at the Senior Executive Seminar and WASTECON.
    5. Attend the P&M Division meetings held at the Senior Executive Seminar and Wastecon.
    6. Attend two P&M Division teleconferences typically held during the second and fourth quarters of the year.
    7. Give a committee report at each meeting and teleconference.
    8. Liaison with all other P&M Division committees, but particularly with the Advocacy,Program, and Training Committees to provide a YP perspective.
    9. Nominate a Vice Chair if necessary.

    The YP Committee and Committee Chair position will be provisional for two years. After this time period, the Steering Committee will vote on permanent committee status.

    To submit an application for the YP Committee Chair, please submit a letter of interest to techdivisions@swana.org with the subject line “P&M YP Committee.” Your letter should include as an attachment an application photo that is 1MB or larger and contain the following information:

    •  What I have done professionally (jobs, titles, accomplishments)
    • What I have done for SWANA (participation in the division and its committees, presentations given and when)
    • What I would like to do for the Planning and Management Division to encourage more YPs to participate
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    Shelby Truxon
    Solid Waste Association of North America
    Membership & Young Professionals Program Manager
    Silver Spring MD
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