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President's Message

Message from the President,

The next time you get the opportunity to sit on a panel to interview a potential new hire, look for those professionals that know how to tell their story. Look for those potential new hires that have demonstrated exceptional gifts and talents over time. It is important that they articulate their accomplishments with real facts and not just general descriptions of what others can do. Do not fall for the text book version or general description of what a leader may look like. Look for those who give clear examples of how they lead today.

Find out if they were able to take a difficult situation and turn it into something positives. Look for those who can make tough decisions when time is of the essence and the situation is critical. Look for those that have true lessons-learned from past experiences. Beware of those that barhop! Be careful and do your homework when selecting potential new hires that show six months here, one year here and two years of not sure where I’ve been on their resume. 

As an employer of choice, it is equally as important for your organization or department to impress the applicant seeking employment. Show future new hires that your organization or department is totally “LIT” and it is the place to be to advance their career. Be an employer that challenges your teammates to “master their craft” and not be second best. Potential superstars are there, you have to find them. Remember they are created everyday with the right incentives and opportunities.  The solid waste industry in Texas is full of exceptional talent. Sometimes you don’t have to look past your own back yard to find your next leader. Remember we all began at the starting line. 

Thanks,

David W. McCary, CPM

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Calendar of Events

Board Meeting

February Board Meeting
Corpus Christi
TBD

Board Meeting

March Board Meeting
Dallas Love Field

2018 TxSWANA Conference

The 2018 TxSWANA Conference will be held in Denton, Texas. The annual Conference is the biggest solid waste education and tradeshow event held in Texas each year. The Conference offers the opportunity to see what's new in equipment, waste management tre
Embassy Suites Denton
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX

Board Meeting

April Board Meeting
Embassy Suites Denton
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX

Board Meeting

May Board Meeting
Lloyd Gosselink Lawfirm
816 Congress Ave, Suite 1900
Austin, TX

Board Meeting

June Board Meeting
El Paso
TBD

2018 TxSWANA Road-E-O

2018 TxSWANA Road-E-O
City of El Paso Cohen Stadium
9700 Gateway N Blvd
El Paso, TX

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