Give Volunteering a Try! The PSAI needs members from varied backgrounds, locations and points of view to help us build a stronger association.
We currently have about 40 consistently committed volunteers – and many others that assist the organization on a time-limited basis in connection with specific initiatives and events.
Why volunteer? The benefits definitely outweigh the risks. According to research on the topic, volunteering provides physical and mental rewards – it reduces stress and makes you healthier. Plus, it multiples resources for the PSAI, so that we can spend money on things that directly benefits members and their customers. You’ll also gain experience that helps you run your company while you are part of a team working toward a common goal. If you are looking for a way to strengthen your influence, volunteering is a great way to promote change and transform the industry. Finally, you will gain new perspectives while paying it forward – all while making a difference today.
We also need support on an ad-hoc basis. For example, consider facilitating a round table discussion at the Convention and Trade Show or at the Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference. If there is a topic that you know well – or that you would like to take the lead in researching, step up to facilitate a discussion. We’ll provide guidance on what you need to do, and you’ll learn a lot too.
The PSAI also needs volunteers to assist at the PSAI booth annually during the WWETT Show, the PSAI Convention and Trade Show and the Nuts and Bolts Educational Conference. Help us share the experiences of “real people” with visitors to our booths. All you have to do is show up, hang out, and answer questions for people who want information. Don’t worry – we will give you the answers. It’s fun!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We’ll connect you with the chairs and help you get started.
Public Information, Education and Advocacy Committee (EI)
Role: Support outreach and engagement at both the public and industry levels to increase knowledge of, and respect for, our industry. Carry out initiatives related to industry promotion as described in the PSAI’s Strategic and Business Plans and suggest additional initiatives as circumstances evolve.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Corrigan and Martin Zeltner
Standards and Industry Guidance Committee (SGI)
Role: Research, develop and recommend industry standards that serve the best interests of the public and raise the image of the portable sanitation industry. Provide guidance on company implementation and on engaging with local lawmakers/decisionmakers to promote adoption of the standards. Carry out initiatives related to standards and industry guidance as described in the PSAI’s Strategic and Business Plans and suggest additional initiatives as circumstances evolve.
Co-Chairs: Tim Petersen and Jack Latham
Training Committee (TCI)
Role: Develop and deliver industry-specific training materials, sessions and curricula that support industry members seeking to fulfill the requirements of local jurisdictions for personal continuing education or the attainment/maintenance of professional certification/licensure. Investigate and recommend methods of delivering information that maintains high standards but makes training material widely available. Carry out initiatives related to training as described in the PSAI’s Strategic and Business Plans and suggest additional initiatives as circumstances evolve.
Co-Chairs: Scott Thone and Ryan Anthony
Members’ Business and Success Committee (MSI)
Role: Research, develop and/or adapt materials, tools and business benchmarks to support PSAI Members seeking to grow and strengthen their businesses. Investigate and recommend potential affinity programs and partnerships to enhance members’ access to beneficial resources. Carry out initiatives related to training as described in the PSAI’s Strategic and Business Plans and suggest additional initiatives as circumstances evolve.
Co-Chairs: Nancy Gump-Melancon and David Harling
Role: To develop the business plan and content of PSAI member events and actively support their success.
Chair: Flay Anthony and Jeff Wigley
Ad Hoc Task Teams
Role:Support the Executive Director in responding to emerging opportunities or Business Plan objectives as specified in a project charter
Committees with Elected or Appointed Members
Role: Organize the work of the Board and take action between Board meetings if necessary.
Chair: Dwayne Siegmann
Finance and Audit Committee
Role: Provide strategic financial oversight for the Association, review issues for presentation to the Board of Directors in summary form.
Chair: Scott Thone
Role: Select the best-qualified representatives from among the full, active membership to serve as candidates for the Board of Directors.
Chair: Karen Holm
Role: Administer all PSAI awards, review the existing awards scheme to determine the need for modications, eliminations, suspensions or additions of awards.
Co-Chairs: Dwayne Siegmann
Role: To establish and administer credible certification programs to further the interests of the industry and the public.
Co-Chairs: Jeff Wigley and Steve Finley
Role: To administer a credible scholarship program to further the interests of the industry and the public.
Chair: Lee Sola
International Advisory Council
Role: Provide information and insight into industry trends in regions outside the United States to inform strategic direction and decision-making for the PSAI. Recommend approaches that will engage the PSAI with operators and suppliers outside the United States. Interface effectively within the larger Association to ensure integration between local strategies and those of the PSAI as a whole.
Co-chairs: Mike Rice and Jake Groen
Past Presidents Advisory Council
Role: Advise the President and, through the President, the full Board of Directors on matters concerning the PSAI’s mission and membership. Support the association’s strategic objectives, working with staff and elected volunteer leaders to bring about the successful realization of the PSAI’s mission.