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
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
MEA CONFERENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A committee of MEA members with prior workshop/conference planning experieince whose role is to promote the benefits of the conference to prospective municipal hosts and to provide advice and oversight to the members of the local organizing committee
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
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
“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