Welcome to the Missouri Chapter of SWANA
A Message From the SWANA Missouri Chapter President
Thank you for visiting our Chapter Website! If you are not currently a member – please take some time to consider joining. Becoming a national SWANA member from Missouri automatically makes you a member of our local chapter. SWANA serves more than 8,000 solid waste professionals throughout North America with:
- Industry-leading conferences
- Technical training courses
Whether you work for a public or private organization, are in management or operations, have an interest in all aspects of solid waste or just one - you’ll benefit in many ways by being a SWANA member.
The Missouri Chapter has been very active over the past several years and we plan to continue to push the envelope in 2016!
What we have done:
· Membership increase – In 2012, we won the national award for the largest percentage increase in chapter membership.
· Website – launched this website in 2012.
· Road-E-O – First ever event held in April of 2014.
· Young Professionals – devoted resources to promote YP involvement in our local chapter and held our first YP event in Kansas City in 2013. Hosted additional YP events in 2014 and 2015.
o host an annual seminar to provide CEU credits that satisfy MDNR’s Solid Waste Technician recertification.
o Provide SWANA E-training webinars at no cost to Chapter members.
o Conferences - Sponsor the Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) annual conference and develop the Solid Waste track for that conference.
What we are planning:
· Board meetings will be announced to all chapter members for your opportunity to attend, meetings will be rotated throughout the State for ease of attendance to Chapter members.
· E-training webinars will continue to be provided to Chapter members at no cost. We suggest that you host a webinar/lunch in your area and invite non-SWANA members.
· Increase our membership and provide more opportunities for involvement by chapter members.
I am personally inviting you to be more involved in our local chapter. If you are not a member, I encourage you to join. This year, SWANA is providing a $100 membership fee for Young Professionals (YPs). Please check out the Scholarship tab for more info and how to apply. Our local chapter is providing a $100 scholarship to the first five YPs that apply so you will have a first year free membership. Please check out the Scholarship tab for more info and how to apply. For nearly 50 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. SWANA's mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.
It is a privilege to serve as your President,
Scott A. Martin, P.E.
President, SWANA Missouri Chapter
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