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Committee Descriptions

Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow SWEP of Greater Philadelphia members and become more involved in the organization?

We have several committees that are integral to our success and offer the opportunity to contribute as much – or as little – of your skills and time as you’d like.

Grant Committee

SWEP of Greater Philadelphia’s environmental Grant Program was established to help fund organizations or programs that creatively address a locally defined need to create, enhance, restore, or protect the natural environment or to provide environmental awareness through educational sessions. The Grant Committee solicits applicants, reviews applications, conducts interviews when necessary, and selects recipients to recommend to the Board of Directors for approval. Committee members are also responsible for following up with Grantees to ensure projects meet the original proposed scopes, budgets and deadlines, and that the other commitments of the Grantee are adhered to (e.g., monthly progress reports are submitted, a newsletter article is provided at the successful completion of the project, etc.).

Grant Chair: Jennifer Poole

Click to Contact > Email the Grants Committee

Membership Committee

The membership committee works with various other committees to grow SWEP membership. It is responsible for welcoming new members via phone calls and membership breakfasts, and introducing the new members to the various activities, benefits, and committees of SWEP. The membership committee helps to answer any membership questions that may arise. SWEP’s membership committee also creates programs to attract new members such as “bring a friend” to SWEP luncheon events.

Membership Chair: Amy Corr

Click to Contact >  Email the Membership Committee

Programs Committee

Technical programs aim to bring new, emerging environmental issues, regulations and technology to SWEP professionals. Expert panels share their knowledge and perspectives on a range of issues including global climate change, bioremediation, emerging contaminants, etc. SWEP typically organizes six breakfast or lunch programs each year held either at a Center City or suburban location.

Social/networking events bring professionals together to learn and share experiences in a friendly environment. The Stargazers vineyard and winery was the site of a recent event, combining networking, a tour of a solar home and a taste of the local wine. SWEP participants also experienced a hike and informational tour of the Schuylkill Nature Center.

Programs Committee Co-Chairs: Ann Smith and Kristin Weiler

Click to Contact > Email the Programs Committee

Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Committee promotes the mission of the SWEP by providing SWEP members the opportunity to volunteer for causes that are within SWEP’s mission. SWEP Board Members all support the Community Outreach Committee.

Click to Contact > Email the Outreach Committee

Public Relations/Social Media

The Public Relations Committee publicizes the organization’s benefits and resources, promotes upcoming programs via announcements and website updates. This committee also maintains social networking sites (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in).

PR Chair: Rebecca Buchanan

Click to Contact > Email the Public Relations/Social Media Committee

Scholarship Committee

Each year, SWEP Greater Philadelphia awards scholarships to women studying to pursue environmental careers. SWEP presents these scholarships to outstanding young women as part of its mission to encourage and promote the leadership, achievement, and professional development of women in the environmental field. The Scholarship Committee solicits applicants, reviews applications, conducts interviews, and recommends recipients to the Board of Directors for approval.

Scholarship Chair: Jennifer Poole

Click to Contact > Email the Scholarship Committee

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