Supporting, Developing and Growing
OOWA’s committees work in collaboration with its Board of Directors to develop and grow the goals of the organization. The committees are an excellent opportunity for members to actively participate in the association by volunteering their talents, efforts and time.
- Governance Committee (meets on an as-needed basis)
The Governance Committee’s mandate is to assist the Board of Directors in matters of policies and procedure in order to make effective decisions that will have a positive impact on the association and to help make and change policy with respect to by-law issues within the organization, while protecting the best interest of OOWA and its members. The Governance Committee chairperson is the Secretary of the Association, who will provide monthly updates to the board of the activities of the committee.
- Membership Services Committee (meets monthly)
The Membership Services Committee’s purpose is to ensure value for members as evidenced in retention and attraction. This is achieved through member outreach & connection, sourcing of valuable membership benefits, the development & implementation of member focused programs, and reviewing the membership categories & annual rates.
- Communications Committee (meets on an as-needed basis)
The focus of the Communications Committee is to guide and monitor valuable content for OOWA’s communication streams including newsletters, bulletins, website, and social media. The committee is responsible for developing cost recovery advertising revenues, editorial policies, and efficacy in the delivery of communications.
- Professional Development Committee (meets bi-monthly)
The key focus of the Professional Development Committee is to expand the abilities of OOWA members. The committee provides ongoing member support through the Professional In-development Program, Registered Professional Program, and other training initiatives. These services are designed to anticipate, facilitate, and coordinate the ongoing training needs of our membership.
- External Relations Committee (meets monthly)
The External Relations Committee develops and maintains active relationships with relevant representatives of provincial government, agencies, industry organizations, and partner organizations. The goal is to nurture channels of communication to create opportunities for collaboration that are consistent with the strategic plan and board directives.
- Onsite Technical Committee (meets monthly)
The Onsite Technical Committee evaluates and recommends changes to existing codes, guidance and other related rules and regulations to improve the technical aspects of design, service and maintenance for the distributed wastewater industry. This also includes best practices and technical guidance documents to support practitioners.
- Events Committee (meets monthly)
The Events Committee is responsible for the development, coordination, and delivery of all outreach and membership events including, but not limited to, the annual conference and exhibition, regional meetings, symposiums, and other OOWA led events which may arise.
- Finance Committee (meets on an as-needed basis)
The Finance Committee is responsible for oversight of all financial activity including development of the annual budget, coordinating income tax returns and auditing procedures, financial procedure/policy development as ell as other financial initiatives which may arise. The committee is populated by each committee chair/co-chair. The Finance Committee chairperson is the Treasurer of the Association who will provide monthly updates to the board of the financial status and activities of the Association.
To see when OOWA’s committees meet, please see our Events Calendar.
Are you a member that’s interested in serving on an OOWA committee? We would love to hear from you! Let us know and write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.