It is an honour to be elected President and Chair of the Environmental Services Association of the Maritimes (ESAM). ESAM’s 100% volunteer Board works diligently to represent and further the interests of our diverse membership, comprised of industry, consultants, government and academia in the environmental field.
ESAM’s Board of Directors includes representation from a cross-section of member organizations. The current Directors bring an impressive breadth and depth of experience, with expertise in:
The past year was a momentous one for the Association, as the mandate expanded from the former ESANS (Environmental Services Association of Nova Scotia) to also representing the environmental industry in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Last year’s addition of members from NB and PEI to the Board of Directors was the first step in demonstrating ESAM’s commitment to this initiative.
This year, the Board will further integrate professional development and networking activities across the region, and facilitate communication and cross-pollination of ideas, trend analyses and innovations. As a regional voice, we will work hard to ensure we are hearing and accurately representing the interests of the environmental industry throughout the Maritimes, advocating on behalf of all our members, and being accessible as a resource to our membership.
As a volunteer-based Association, the support of our members is vital, and is directly linked to the value we can deliver to our membership. Please consider becoming a member, volunteering on a committee or serving on the Board, attending and/or sponsoring events and activities, spreading the word about ESAM to other potential members, and reaching out to us with feedback, recommendations and suggestions – we are always open to new and innovative ideas.
On behalf of the Association, thank you for your continued support.