A Letter from Our Chair...
Welcome to the APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Sustainability Committee page. The Sustainability Committee was formed as an ad hoc group in the fall of 2010 at the urging of current APWA President Diane Linderman. In 2011 we became a full-fledged Chapter committee under the leadership of Chapter President Dave King. Our purpose is to function as a bridge between the APWA Center for Sustainability and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter to promote sustainability best practices and help address pressing sustainability issues facing Chapter members. Our outcome goals include the following:
• Raising awareness among Chapter members of the work of the APWA Center for Sustainability and the resources being made available to Chapter members. Communicating Chapter member resource needs to the Center on a regular basis via the Center’s regional representative.
• Strengthening partnerships with local chapters/regional offices of national associations such as USGBC, ICLEI,ICMA, NACo, and APA; statewide municipal associations such as, VML, VACo, MML, MACo; and regional offices of industry associations such as WEF, AWWA, and AEE, by supporting issues of mutual concern; co-sponsoring activities; and mutual participation in partner events.
• Organizing events such as lunch seminars, workshops, webinars, annual APWA Chapter conference technical sessions, etc. having a focus on sustainability related issues of interest to chapter member.
• Surveying Chapter members to monitor awareness of sustainability best practices, gauge support for Committee initiatives, and identify sustainability resource needs.
We encourage you to browse the information included in the Sustainability Committee page and return often to see what has been added. We also encourage you to reach out to the committee members and start a conversation on how we can partner to become a more sustainable Chapter.
Kelly Mattingly, Chair