Give volunteering a try! The PSAI needs Members from varied backgrounds, locations, and points of view to help us build a stronger Association through volunteerism.
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. What are some of the ways you can volunteer with the PSAI? Please consider joining a committee! See below for more information about the committees and their roles.
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.
Committees Seeking Volunteers
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.
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/decision makers 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.
Chair: Jason Perry
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.
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.
Role: To study and recommend strategies for dramatically increasing the relevance and attendance of the PSAI’s Annual Convention and Trade Show between 2020 and 2021.
Chair: Jeff Wigley
Ad Hoc Committe on the Convention and Trade show/SWAT Team
Role: To develop the business plan and content of PSAI member events and actively support their success.
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: Scott Thone
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: Wendy Cross
Role: Select the best-qualified representatives from among the full, active membership to serve as candidates for the Board of Directors.
Chair: Matt Sola
Role: Administer all PSAI awards, review the existing awards scheme to determine the need for modications, eliminations, suspensions or additions of awards.
Chair: Scott Thone
Affiliated Arm’s Length Committees
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.
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.