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SWANA – SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA. OKLAHOMA INDIAN NATIONS CHAPTER. What is SWANA?. MISSION STATEMENT To advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America. What Does SWANA Do?.

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swana solid waste association of north america
SWANA – SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA

OKLAHOMA INDIAN NATIONS CHAPTER

SWANA

what is swana
What is SWANA?

MISSION STATEMENT

To advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America.

SWANA

what does swana do
What Does SWANA Do?
  • Guided by a Strategic Management Plan (SMP) and Program Plan, each approved by the International Board (IB)

The foundation of most of SWANA’s services and activities

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What Does SWANA Do?
  • Five Goals

Advance the Mission of the Association (Advocacy)

Training, Education and Information (Technical Assistance, Technical Divisions, Training and Certification)

Research, Development and Demonstration (Grants, Applied Research Foundation)

Unity in Management and Operations (IB, EC, Chapters, Members)

Generate Revenue to Support the Mission (Business Development)

SWANA

how is swana structured
How is SWANA Structured?
  • Members

Chapters – the foundation of the association

Technical Divisions

International Board of Directors (IB)

Executive Committee (EC)

Staff (Silver Spring)

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international board ib
International Board (IB)

(63 members)

  • Chapter Directors (45)
  • Corporate Directors (7)
  • WASTECON Committee
    • WASTECON Committee Chair (1)
    • Equipment Show Floor Manager (1)
    • National Sales Manager (1)
  • Technical Divisions Director (TDD) (1)
  • Canadian Representative (1)
  • Officers (5)
  • Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (ED/CEO) (1)

SWANA

regional councils committees
Regional Councils & Committees
  • Five Regional Councils (RC’s)
    • Geographically divided
  • Each elects a representative to the Executive Committee
  • Four Standing Committees
    • Finance (FC)
  • Planning (PLC)
  • Policy (POC)
  • Membership/Chapters (MCC)
  • Administrative and Special Committees (pg 33)
    • IB Members may be asked to serve on one or more of these

SWANA

executive committee ec
Executive Committee (EC)

(15 members)

Officers (5)

WASTECON Committee Chair (1)

Technical Divisions Director (1)

EC Corporate Director (1)

Regional Council Directors (RCD’s) (5)

Canadian Representative (1)

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (ED/CEO) (1)

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Standards of Conduct SWANA IB and Chapter Boards (MA-12)
  • Wearing several hats

Personal views

Chapter position

Employer position

What is good for the Association

If not prepared to work within these potential conflicts, involvement on the International Board might need to be re-evaluated.

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summary
Summary
  • SWANA is a complex organization, but there is some method to the madness

New members cannot be expected to understand everything on day one

The system of governance has evolved over many years

Most important things to remember:

  • Become familiar with bylaws, policies and the structure of the Association
  • Prepare for meetings and conference calls

SWANA

  • Participate
oklahoma chapter
Oklahoma Chapter
  • Monthly Executive Meeting
  • Spring Symposium
  • Regional Training
  • An Instate Resource on Solid Waste

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