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
“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
“I love CWMA’s culture of open and respectful dialogue and focus on fostering environmental leadership, which I think is essential for discussing and developing best practices in the waste management sector.” ~Veronica Bartlett
“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
“CWMA has helped me to gather perspective from industry members from across the province. The challenges of our geography, population density, and economics vary from region to region, and CWMA has helped me to gain a better understanding of this year after year. The organization brings together professionals that are passionate and knowledgeable about their roles and improving our waste management programs for our communities and professionals alike. ” ~Sean Kawakami
“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 Mark Kurschner (Product Care) and Ray Stevens (Convertus Group). Mark was a Board member for 6 years. His strong industry understanding, experience in stewardship program building and management, and keen legal knowledge were an extraordinary help to the work of the Board. Heading into his retirement, Ray still felt compelled to serve by filling a half-term position. In very short order, he became a vital addition for both financial management and human resource focus for the Board.
We are delighted both Mark and Ray will remain active members of the 2022 Conference Committee!
Congratulations to our returning Board members and a warm welcome to new Board members Veronica Bartlett and Sean Kawakami. While oversight of the organization is a top priority, what makes the CWMA Board unique is the hands-on work they do for the organization on behalf of all members.