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The Northwest Chapter

Welcome to NAHMMA’s Northwest Chapter. Our chapter serves NAHMMA members living in Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Along with hosting the annual Northwest Hazardous Materials Conference, 
our chapter supports our Northwest members with:


  • News and announcements about professional development events and opportunities in our area.
  • Policy development and analysis at local, state, and national levels.
  • Sponsoring regional training classes, conferences, and strategic planning meetings and seminars.
  • Access to a technical issues listserv forum.
  • Coordinated regulatory interpretations and purchasing practices between agencies.
  • Playing host to the national NAHMMA conference—held in Portland, OR 2016.
  • Access to resources, expertise, and new ideas from sister chapters and the national organization’s network of professionals.


Chapter Events

From upcoming events to presentations you might have missed, find out what’s new with NAHMMA’s Northwest Chapter.


NAHMMA Northwest Chapter Conference, October 15-18, 2017
McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale Oregon

Call for Presenters

Our program this year will include some of the traditional 3-speaker panels, but will also introduce a new interactive format designed to facilitate discussion of problems and solutions in our industry.  Topic areas will include:  collection operations, education/behavior change, business outreach & assistance, product stewardship, chemical policy. To be considered as a presenter on a 3-speaker panel, please submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation, including:

Presentation title & overview of content (250 words or less)

Presenter’s name, a brief biography, affiliation

Phone number and e-mail address

Submit by June 16, 2016 to: Jim Quinn • jim.quinn@oregonmetro.gov • (p) 503-797-1662

Presenters may receive a reduced rate for registration.

"NAHMMA is a great way to get to know others in the field and to share ideas and experiences"

— Facility Supervisor, Metro, Portland, OR


Northwest Chapter Leadership













































CAANAN COWLES | PRESIDENT


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CHAD FICEK | TREASURER


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EMMANUEL RIVERA | VICE-PRESIDENT















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BRYAN MCKINNON  | PAST PRESIDENT

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