MEA offers many opportunities for members to volunteer on committees in areas that interest them. For more information about a committee or details on how to join, please contact Dan.Cozzi@municipalengineers.on.ca.
Why volunteer for the MEA?
Intrinsic motivation in sharing knowledge and making a difference
Networking opportunities with engineers from other municipalities and the sharing of best practices that could be beneficial to your municipality
Qualifications for PEO’s PEAK Hours for continuing knowledge
Personal development with regards to presentation skills, leadership, etc. that will also be beneficial to your municipality
Appears well on your resume in support of career advancement
Recognition for you and your municipality during the Annual Fall Workshop with a volunteer reception where certificates are awarded, including Volunteer of the Year Awards
Signed cards from the President of the MEA to express gratitude for your contribution
Below is a list with a description of Committees. You can also download a PDF of the Committee Member List.
A listing of the Committees which have MEA representation, and their Functions:
MEA/MOE LIAISON COMMITTEE
Liaises with Ministry of the Environment staff on issues, difficulties, and policy development
DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING COMMITTEE
Inter-municipal peer group sharing issues, methods, and standards for land and services development
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER WORKING GROUP ON ROAD SALT
Federal government staff organized working group on the issues, methods, record keeping, and standards for the use of salt on roads
MEA/OPWA LIAISON COMMITTEE
An annual meeting of the MEA and Ontario Public Works Association to discuss activities and interactive opportunities
MEA/CEO LIAISON COMMITTEE
Annual meeting of the MEA and Consulting Engineers of Ontario to discuss activities and interactive opportunities
MEA TRAINING COMMITTEE
Steering committee to define and initiate training programs done in cooperation with the Ontario Good Roads Association
MEA MUNICIPAL CLASS EA MONITORING
Reviews, clarifies, and makes changes as needed, to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process and prepares annual report
MEA CONSTITUTION REVIEW & ELECTION COMMITTEE
Considers changes to the constitutional bylaws and provides the nomination recommendation for the Directors for the next Board
MEA AUDIT REVIEW COMMITTEE
A committee of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, a Director, and the Executive Director to review the draft audit done by the Auditor.
MEA BURSARY COMMITTEE
Directors and MEA members appointed to propose the criteria and do the evaluation for the selection of students to get MEA bursaries
MEA AWARDS COMMITTEE
A committee to develop an awards criteria and to make an annual recommendation for MEA awards
MEA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE
MOE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION WORKING GROUP
MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER EXTERNAL REFERENCE GROUP
MODERNIZATION OF APPROVALS STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE
OGRA MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE
A committee of Directors and members who develop and review proposals for the growth and value of OGRA membership and services.
OGRA POLICY COMMITTEE
A committee for the review and development of OGRA policies
TAC MONITORING REPRESENTATIVE
Serves on a Transportation Advisory Committee monitoring TAC programs and directions
PLANT PRE-QUALIFICATION COMMITTEE
MTO CCIL –AGGREGATE- CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE
A Ministry of Transportation and Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories working group that reviews laboratory submissions to meet aggregate specifications and gives out certifications for suppliers
MTO CCIL –ASPHALT- CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE
A Ministry of Transportation and Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories working group that reviews laboratory submissions to meet asphalt specifications and gives out certifications for suppliers
ORCGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEA rep on the Ontario Region Common Ground Alliance steering committee overseeing the operations of the ORCGA
ONTARIO COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
A committee formed of the MEA, Ontario Good Roads Association, Ontario Waterworks Association, Ontario Public Works Association and the Water Environment Association of Ontario to lobby for greater infrastructure investment
ONTARIO ROADS COALITION (OGRA)
MEA rep on an OGRA committee to lobby for improved standards for roads
MOE Water and Energy Conservation Guidance Manual for Sewage Works
An Ministry of the Environment technical advisory committee for the development of an Energy Conservation Guidance Manual for Sewage Works
MOE Water Treatment Process Optimization Guidance Manual Working Group
An Ministry of the Environment technical advisory committee for the development of a Water Treatment Process Guidance Manual
OPS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A steering committee of the MEA and the Ministry of Transportation for the control and direction of the Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS) specialty committees and use of the standards.
OPS PRODUCT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Responsible for the classification of products and managing product-related information in the interest of doing business with the transportation and public works infrastructure owners.
OPS STANDARDS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Responsible to formulate and recommend policy to the OPS Steering committee and provides direction and coordination of the OPS Specialty committees.
OPS DRAINAGE COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications for materials and construction of sewer and drainage projects.
OPS ELECTRICAL COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications for materials and construction of electrical projects.
OPS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications to limit hazards and negative environmental impacts .
OPS GENERAL CONDITIONS COMMITTEE
Responsible for the review and revision of the OPS General Conditions specification, forms of agreement, and forms of tender related material.
OPS GRADING COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications for materials and construction of grading for road projects.
OPS PAVEMENT COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and standard specifications for pavements and associated works for road projects
OPS STRUCTURES COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications for the construction of road structures.
OPS TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications for road safety devices.
OPS WATERMAINS COMMITTEE
Responsible for development and setting of standard drawings and specifications for materials and construction of watermain projects
“My pleasure to work on the OPS Pavement Committee. I gained alot from the volunteer work, not only having the opportunity to contribute more, but it was also very beneficial to the local work and my professional career development". - MEA Volunteer