The Alliance currently has several active committees, including our EMS Committee, our Event Committee, the Alliance Member Annual Report Review Committee, and the Membership Committee.
Participation on an Alliance Committee is not limited to Alliance members (except for the Alliance Member Annual Report Review Committee). Please contact a committee Chair, the Alliance office, or an Alliance member if you have a special interest in any of our activities or committees and if you would like to consider participating. Contact our office at 480-422-7392.
Alliance Event Committee
The Alliance Event Committee is Chaired by Kale Walch, and has responsibility, under the oversight of the Alliance Board, for proposing, planning, and managing various mentoring and educational activites throughout the year. Some of our recent events include the 2013 and 2011 Biennial Air Quality Luncheons, the Business Leadership and Legislative Forum Luncheons, and panel presentations at various seminars and conferences.
One of the Committee's upcoming events will be a Pinal County Air Quality Compliance Assistance Workshop, to be co-hosted with the Pinal County Air Quality Department, planned for early 2014. The Committee is also planning, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, to co-host a launch event for the new Arizona Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program
Alliance Membership Committee
The Alliance Membership Committee is Chaired by Hal Berkowitz, and has responsibility for overseeing outreach to potential new Alliance members, including the review of Alliance presentation materials including our website, identifying potential new members, and working with potential new members through the membership application and review process.
The Membership Committee also works with current Members to continually assess and increase the value of Alliance Membership to each Member.
Alliance EMS Committee
The Alliance EMS Committee is Chaired by Matt Conway, and works to provide mentoring and assistance to organizations that are implementing either a formal or an informal Environmental Management System. Committee members share their experiences with EMS with other environmental professionals in a variety of ways, some of these have included: panel presentations at various environmental seminars or conferences, sharing of EMS experiences through occassional Alliance Environmental Technical Tours at member facilities, and with informal one-on-one mentoring in response to various requests.
Committee Members include:
Beverly Westgaard, Mitch Klein, Dr. Nick Hild, Ian Bingham, Kale Walch, Mark Hubbard, Jim Thrush
Alliance Member Annual Report Review Committee
The Alliance Member Annual Report Review Committee is Chaired by Al Brown, and has responsiblity for reviewing and approving Member Annual Reports. Member Annual Reports consist of either a Presentation that addresses specific required performance criteria (contact the Alliance if you have specific questions regarding Annual Reports), or a Written Report, addressing these same performance criteria, or both if the Member prefers.
Alliance Member Annual reports are an important part of ensuring and recognizing continued member leadership performance standards. Member Annual Reports also function to facilitate sharing of environmental leadership practices and experiences among the membership and with others wishing to review the reports.