What is SWANA’s Young Professionals Group?
A “Young Professional” (YP) is defined as an individual in the resource management industry (a.k.a. solid waste industry) who is 35 years of age or younger. The YPs includes everyone working in the industry – from field/operations staff
to office workers, working in public or private sector, operations or management, collections, processing or disposal, legal or marketing, etc. The YP Group is committed to actively pursuing the engagement and career advancement of the fellow YPs
by providing learning, networking and leadership opportunities by creating active roles in SWANA.
The SWANA YP Group provides a structured bridge from an entry-level to a mid-career leader in the resource management industry. The group aims to develop a pool of well-rounded leaders for the future of our industry and provide a platform to elevate new
ideas and initiatives from the youngest members of the industry.
The SWANA Young Professionals support SWANA’s mission to advance from solid waste management to resource management by offering YP focused programs designed to foster interest in industry-related careers, encourage active involvement in the industry,
and develop young SWANA members into future leaders of the association.