The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, non-partisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to 9,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The association's goals are to strengthen the environmental profession, expand scientific and technological responses to environmental concerns, and assist professionals in critical environmental decision-making to benefit society. The A&WMA is divided into 33 regional sections, 67 local chapters, and 40 student chapters worldwide. Maintaining a neutral forum is vital to the association, whose bylaws mandate a balanced Board of Directors by workforce sector.
The Ottawa Valley Chapter (OVC) currently has over 100 members and is coordinated by a volunteer Board of Directors with representation from industry, consulting and educational sectors. The mandate of the chapter is to organize activities that focus on regional or local issues of interest. These include dinner meetings, conferences, technical seminars and social events. The elected board members for 2017 are listed below. Copies of our chapter bylaws can be found below. Chapter members are invited to attend any of the board meetings.
The A&WMA-OVC is fast becoming the premiere environmental forum in Ottawa/Gatineau. With a solid ongoing program of quality feature presentations, networking opportunities and events, the A&WMA-OVC is quickly getting noticed and becoming the perfect vehicle to propel our environmental community into the future. The association is only as strong as its members! We encourage all members to get involve and stay connected! Spread the word!
Please direct any inquiries to the Chair, David Cotsman, by email.