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Planning and Management

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The Planning and Management Division (PM) has more than 700 directors and managers focused on developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by today’s solid waste decision-makers, and provides members with the information they need to stay on the cutting-edge of the solid waste field.

You must be a member of both SWANA and the Technical Division to join a committee.

Planning & Management Technical Division Leadership

Mr. Robert W. Craggs
National Manager, Solid Waste and Resource Recovery, Burns & McDonnell
Mr. Scott Pasternak
Senior Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell


Mr. Robert Smouse, S.C.
Assistant Director - Solid Waste, City of Fort Worth
Rocky Strong
Rocky Strong
General Manager, Strong Data Automation

Planning & Management Technical Division Committees

Awards Committee

The Planning & Management (PM) Technical Division Awards committee evaluates nominations and presents SWANA Award.

PM Distinguished Achievement Award

The PM Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) recognizes efforts on behalf of individual SWANA members for service to SWANA and the division.

View Past Winners of the PM Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

PM Organization Award

The PM Organization Award recognizes an organization that is advancing the integration of solid waste management principles into an effective and sustainable organization.

View the PM Organization Award

Legislative and Regulatory Committee

Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA’s stance on key issues.

Program Committee

Develops and oversees the Division’s technical programs at WASTECON®. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA’s regular Webinars.

Training Committee

Provides PM-related training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality.


Volunteer for the Planning & Management Technical Division

SWANA’s Planning & Management Technical Division is looking for volunteers.

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