Committees

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.

http://www.municipalengineers.on.ca/files/news-information/MEA Committee List May 15 2019.pdf

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/MECP 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

Meeting of the MEA and Consulting Engineers of Ontario approximately yearly 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 NOMINATING & CONSTITUTION REVIEW 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 review/evaluate applications from students applying for the annual MEA Bursary Program and to make recommendations on award winners

MEA AWARDS COMMITTEE

A committee who oversees the annual MEA Awards Program - makes recommendations to the Board regarding candidates for various awards

MEA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE

A committee of MEA Young Professions whose purpose is to provide networking and mentorship opportunities with established municipal engineers

MECP OPERATOR CERTIFICATION WORKING GROUP

Facilitates the development of operator skills, knowledge and competence through the establishment of recognized professional standards

MODERNIZATION OF APPROVALS STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE

To provide a forum for two way dialogue between the MOE and experts from industry and environmental organizations regarding the MOE’s Modernization of environmental approvals efforts.

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

This committee reviews Provincial and Federal legislation and attempts to influence public policy

TAC MONITORING REPRESENTATIVE

Serves on a Transportation Advisory Committee monitoring TAC programs and directions

CANADIAN PRECAST CONCRETE QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE

Participate on the Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program Advisory Committee and administer the program per requirements for a wide range of structural, drainage, architectural and specialty precast concrete products. To support reviews and modifications to the program to meet needs of manufacturers, owners, engineers/specifiers, transportation agencies, and contractors.

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 Public Works Association and the Water Environment Association of Ontario to lobby for greater infrastructure investment

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.

THE ROAD AUTHORITY

Formerly named the OPS Product Management Committee, is 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 MANAGEMENT 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

Visit the Young Professionals page for more details and upcoming events.

“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