Standing Committees

PEP's Volunteer Committees

PEP’s volunteer committees are essential to planning the events and activities that achieve our mission and improve the value of membership. Serving on a committee is also a great way for you to expand your network. And don’t forget your colleagues: this can also be a great opportunity to engage your employees, especially your young professionals, with PEP and to help them gain new experiences and skills.  

Here are current PEP committees recruiting for members for 2023, as well as each committee’s mission and meeting schedule.

Development Committee


  • Develop new programs and events to increase membership value and revenue.
  • Work with PEP Foundation Board to identify new funding sources.

Activity Time Frame: All year

Meeting Schedule: TBD

Education Committee


  • Serve as review committee for policy issues, legislation, community developments and related public comments and position papers.
  • Identify topics of interest to members and develop content for website and newsletter; generate speaker ideas for PEP events;
  • Plan and execute informative and well-attended Education Seminar, the RTS Seminar; and
  • Evaluate potential future sustainability conference.

Activity Time Frame: All year

Meeting Schedule: Quarterly, with an additional 2-3 to establish the committee and assist planning for RTS Seminar 

Member Recruitment & Retention Committee

Mission: Develop and implement strategies to recruit new members and to enhance the value of membership and the membership experience. Conduct renewal outreach.

Activity Time Frame: All year; particularly Jan-April: renewals, new member target list and social; April – Dec: member recruiting

Meeting Schedule: Meetings as needed, but at least quarterly

Chairs: Hayden Olds, Olds Filtration and Ritchie Hurt, Thompson Engineering


Projects Committee


  • Evaluate and recommend new projects, sponsorships or partnership opportunities and make a recommendation to the Board.
  • Implement Projects (Oyster reef, Cleanups, and potential new ideas).

Activity Time Frame: All year, as needed

Meeting Schedule: As needed, February – March evaluate Oyster Reef program

Reverse Trade Show Committee

Mission: Plan and execute annual Reverse Trade Show maximizing exhibitor/visitor experience and profits; work with Education Subcommittee to develop annual Seminar

Activity Time Frame: February – Octoboer

Meeting Schedule: As needed, usually every 6-8 weeks until September.