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
The Governance Committee’s mandate has two main purposes:
- To support the Board of Directors in matters of procedure in order to make effective decisions that will have a positive impact on the association.
- To help make and change policy with respect to constitutional issues within the organization, while protecting the best interests of the Association and its members.
- Membership Services Committee
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
The Communications Committee’s purpose is to support and develop the publications of the association, to help generate OOWA’s outreach and communications, and to co-ordinate content of the website. The committee is responsible for soliciting and editing content, creating editorial policies, and developing new ways to deliver publications to the membership.
- Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee’s key focus is to increase the capabilities of OOWA members in the onsite industry. We’re developing new programs to enhance and improve onsite expertise and knowledge with the goal of providing professional services to the association and the industry at large.
- External Relations Committee
The External Relations Committee develops and maintains strong relations with government and licensing bodies that are important to OOWA. Our goal is to continue to improve communications with government, and provide an opportunity to work together with regulators to enhance services to those in the onsite wastewater industry.
- Onsite Technical Committee
The Onsite Technical Committee evaluates and recommends changes to existing building code and other related rules and regulations to improve the technical aspects of installation, service and maintenance for the onsite wastewater industry.
- Events Committee
Formerly the Conference Committee, OOWA’s Events Committee hosts the annual conference in addition to the Association’s Regional Meetings, Workshops and Symposiums.
- Finance Committee
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 update to the board of the financial status and activities of the Association.
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.