The activities of CWMA are governed by an eight-member, volunteer Board of Directors. Board members serve a two-year term and are representative of the three sectors that define CWMA Membership. Day to day operations are managed by a contracted staff Executive Director. Our Board and Staff have made a commitment to our members and to the industry…
- We will foster connections with each other and our members.
- We will be leaders in building our community.
- We will listen actively and be open-minded in considering opinions and ideas.
- We will be a reflection of our stakeholders and ensure everyone feels welcomed and can participate.
- We will ensure members are given opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills.
- We will ensure every member is treated with respect and courtesy.
The CWMA Executive Director is Sheila Molloy. Contact her anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I am increasingly more aware that the smallest or most unlikely connections can generate some of the greatest impacts. The CWMA community is so diverse, and the potential to make change is really endless. I think the mission that CWMA holds is the simply the start of many great things to come. It holds a power to change, and an opportunity to further enhance the common goals we are all on. It excites me that one organization can be a catalyst for so many great things.” ~Brendan McShane
“CWMA – the organization and the members – are some of the most cooperative, like-minded, and respectful people I’ve had the opportunity to work with. I think it’s the perfect place to explore zero waste and general waste challenges and advance sustainability in a professional and supportive environment” ~Sonam Bajwa
“As demonstrated by the breadth of its membership, CWMA plays a valuable role as a place to obtain and exchange information about improving waste management in the BC coastal region, and most importantly, to meet and get to know the people who are involved in so many ways” ~Mark Kurschner
“CWMA is a platform that allows like-minded people to connect and continuously learn how to improve waste management practices. Environmental leadership and best management practices are tools necessary to achieve the goals associated with implementing new strategies and initiatives.” ~Andrea Panich
“I believe CWMA provides an important forum to respectfully discuss the challenges and opportunities for advancing the sustainability of waste management throughout our region. CWMA has a reputation as a positive organization where board members build strong and lasting professional relationships” ~Rory Tooke
“Coast Waste Management Association fosters environmental leadership and best practices by providing a forum for discussion, education, and networking: CWMA has been doing exactly that exceptionally well…it keeps members informed of all things happening in the industry and with the various working groups; everyone can participate meaningfully” ~Peter Grant
“I am a firm believer that the strengths of any industry are in its ability to share information in order to build healthy competition while maintaining a competitive edge. We are the sum of our knowledge and experience, but this only has value if we can pass it on through education and mentorship which is exactly what CWMA does” ~Ray Stevens
“The CWMA mission is meaningful to me because the CWMA carries out its mission by hosting amazing conferences and events whereby participants can learn and share ideas on how to solve the challenges we face in an open, honest and forum. The networking opportunities with peers and stakeholders in the industry are second to none.” ~Michael Zarbl
MEET OUR CURRENT BOARD
So much thanks to outgoing Board member Ed Walsh (Return-It) and for all of his hard work over the years. We are delighted he will remain an active member of our Conference Committee.
Congratulations to our returning Board members: Brendan McShane who remains the CWMA Chair, Sonam Bajwa, in her role as Vice Chair, Peter Grant, our long-suffering Treasurer, Andrea Panich our Secretary, and Mark Kurschner, Rory Tooke, and Michael Zarbl. A warm welcome to new Board member Ray Stevens!
While oversight of the organization is a top priority of the Board, what makes the CWMA Board Members unique, is the hands-on work they do for the organization. They are dedicated to ensuring the that CWMA is a quality forum for growing networks, connecting, knowledge sharing, and supporting every member to help cultivate best practices in the solid waste industry.