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.

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

​​“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

 

CLICK HERE to see a complete listing of MEA volunteers serving on MEA Committees.

 

MEA EXECUTIVE & SPECIALTY COMMITTEES

MEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elected members of the MEA serving terms on the Board of Directors responsibile for the overall leadership and management of the MEA.

MEA/OPWA LIAISON COMMITTEE

An annual meeting of the respective Boards of the MEA and the Ontario Public Works Association to discuss activities and interactive opportunities

MEA/ACEC-ONTARIO LIAISON COMMITTEE

An annual meeting of the respective Boards of the MEA and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Ontario approximately to discuss activities and interactive opportunities.

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 NOMINATING & CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEE

Considers candidates to fill vacancies within the MEA Board of Directors and  provides the nomination recommendation the next Board.  Also considers changes to the constitutional bylaws.  Chaired by the current MEA Past President, this committee is limited to immediate past-presidents of the MEA.

MEA COMMITTEES

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/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

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

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

MEA SMART CITY COMMITTEE

A new committee recently established. Awaiting for the development of a formal committee mandate.

MEA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

A new committtee recently estalished. Awaiting for the development of a formal committee mandate.

MEA CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE

A new committtee rccently estalished. Awaiting for the development of a formal committee mandate.

MEA ASSET MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

A new committtee recently estalished. Awaiting for the development of a formal committee mandate.

MEA EXCES SOILS MONITORING COMMITTEE

A new committtee recently estalished to monitor new O Reg 406/19 On-Site and Excess Soil Management, and to liaise with MECP.

MEA MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE

A new committtee recently estalished. Awaiting for the development of a formal committee mandate.

MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS (MMS) REVIEW COMMITTEE

A committee established to help review/update MMS every 5 years.

MEA EXTERNAL COMMITTEES & WORKING GROUPS

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

OGRA TRAININING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE

A committee who develops and reviews proposals for the growth and value of OGRA membership and services.

OGRA PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

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

OGRA EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE

This committee reviews opportunities to promote/influence equity, diversion and inclusion

OGRA RESEARCH & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

This committee reviews ongoing research and product development

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

MECP OPERATOR CERTIFICATION WORKING GROUP

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

MECP WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTITIONERS GROUP

Facilitates networking and discussion of waste managment practices across the Province.

THE ROAD AUTHORITY 

Responsible for classifying products and managing product-related information in the interest of doing business by transportation and public works infrastructure owners in the Province of Ontario.

OPS COMMITTEES

OPS ADVISORY BOARD

A Board consisting of members from MEA, MTO, OGRA, ORBA, ACEC-Ontario, OSWCA and the City of Toronto to steer the direction of the Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS) specialty committees and the use and promotion of the standards.

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