Committee Synopsis

1. AUDIT COMMITTEE

Examine the Association’s financial records for past year to determine if they are prepared according to generally accepted auditing standards and in conformity with generally accepted accounting principals.

2. AWARDS COMMITTEE

Secure nominations for specific awards to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of wastewater treatment and select recipient of each plant and operator award utilizing approved criteria.

3. BIOSOLIDS COMMITTEE

To monitor federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to handling and disposing of residual materials from wastewater treatment. Develop informational seminars on biosolids for members and the General public.

4. COLLECTION SYSTEM COMMITTEE

Conduct evaluations and disseminate information concerning needed improvements in the field of wastewater collection to include inspection requirements for new construction, inflow/infiltration evaluation techniques, and sewer maintenance equipment and product advancements.

5. EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Stimulate interest in the Association by timely dissemination of information and publicizing programs and activities plus educate the public concerning current pollution control issues.

6. EQUIPMENT O&M COMMITTEE

To provide an opportunity for operators, collection system personnel, engineers, and vendors to experience the best available technology in equipment and its proper use.

7. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The members off this committee are the Officers of the Association as prescribed in the Association Constitution.

8. GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Review and analyze State and Federal legislation, regulatory policies, and proposed regulations which impact water pollution control and recommend action or positions consistent with Association policies and objectives.

9. HISTORIAN

To monitor the Constitution and Bylaws, Policy & Procedures and Association activities to ensure the Association is acting within the Constitution and Bylaws and recommend needed changes to same. To record and preserve Association History by maintaining a permanent archive of the Association. Mar 2011

10.INDUSTRIAL WASTE COMMITTEE

Stimulate industrial interest and participation in Association activities and emphasize the need and concerns of the industrial community with respect to water pollution control.

11.LABORATORY PRACTICES COMMITTEE

The Laboratory Practices Committee was formed in 1993 in order to identify the needs and foster a network of resources for laboratory professionals in the state. The committee strives, through increased training, education, and voluntary analyst certification, to elevate the professional status of wastewater laboratory personnel.

12.LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE

Secure meeting facilities and rooms, plan meal functions, provide audio-visual equipment, support Spouses’ Program, and fulfill other Association needs for the Annual meeting.

13.MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Stimulate public interest in the Association’s programs and activities to enhance individual and organizational membership, recommend activities to promote membership, and encourage individual members to actively participate in Association committee work.

14.NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE

To develop, produce and disseminate a periodic newsletter and maintain an Internet Web site that informs the membership of the activities of the Missouri Water Environment Association and of items of interest related to the water environment profession.

15.NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Report at least 120 days before the annual meeting to the Executive Committee recommending at least one (1) name for each elective office about to become vacant.

16.OPERATOR ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE

Determine how best to serve the needs of waste treatment plant operators, find ways to enhance operator active participation in Association functions, and promote cooperative exchanges between operators and other Association members in training program, licensing programs, and seminars.

17.PLANT MANAGERS COMMITTEE

To provide forum for the exchange of information and experience among plant managers and other interested individuals to advance and improve the operation and management for the treatment or reclamation of wastewater.

18.PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Develop meaningful and stimulating program for the Annual Meeting, solicit papers on current topics, obtain effective speakers, and provide for qualified individuals to preside over various program sessions.

19.PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Stimulate interest in the Association by timely dissemination of information and publicizing programs and activities plus educate the public concerning current pollution control issues. Mar 2011

20.REGISTRATION COMMITTEE

Handle registration for the Fall Technical Workshops and of the Annual Meeting. To provide assistance at the registration table and answer questions.

21.SAFETY, SECURITY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH COMMITTEE

Stimulate an interest in and an awareness of safety in the Association membership and the community through publications, seminars and other safety oriented activities.

22.SMALL FLOWS COMMITTEE

To provide information and support for new technologies in the treatment of wastewater for small decentralized facilities.

22. STORMWATER COMMITTEE

To stay abreast of the development and implementation of Missouri storm water issues. To work towards clarification and understanding between State/Federal regulators and stakeholders, the development and implementation of technologies and practices which work towards compliance and improvements in storm water quality.

23. STUDENT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

Stimulate interest and participation in Association activities and programs within the student community by encouraging presentation of technical papers, promoting active participation in committee work, promoting attendance at Association functions and recommending other student related activities.

24. TELLERS COMMITTEE

Receive membership votes for elective office, tally and report the tabulation of votes to the Executive Committee at its meeting held on the day preceding the Association Annual Meeting.

25. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Recommends, develops, and conducts activities to advance the understanding and use of watershed management to more effectively preserve and enhance the state’s water environment.

26. WEBSITE

To develop and maintain an Internet Web site that informs the membership of the activities of the Missouri Water Environment Association and of items of interest related to the water environment profession.

27. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

The YP Committee strives to stimulate interest in the Associations and the program activities among Young Professionals. The Committee’s goals are consistent with the Association’s objectives and provide a forum that encourages involvement of college students and water quality professionals under 35 years of age or with less than 10 years of industry experience.