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Planning and Management Technical Division

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

TECHNICAL DIVISION ADVISORY BOARD DELEGATE

RobertCraggs
Robert Craggs
Manager and Solid Waste Management and Sustainability Consultant, Burns & McDonnell

PAST DIRECTOR

ScottPasternak
Scott Pasternak
Senior Project Manager for the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Practice, Burns & McDonnell

DIRECTOR

RobertSmouse
Robert Smouse
Assistant Director, Solid Waste Services, City of Fort Worth, Texas

VICE DIRECTOR

TylerHurd
Tyler Hurd
Waste Collections Manager, City of Irving, Texas

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. Technical courses include:

  • Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems Certification Course

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Planning & Management Organization Award

SWANA’s Planning & Management Technical Division awards an organization that advances the integration of solid waste management principles into an effective and sustainable organization.

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