October 2018 Print

President's Report

Greetings Michigan Association of Hazardous Materials Professionals (MI-AHMP).  2018 has been a very busy year for myself and all of the board, it's hard to believe that it is October already.  First and foremost, let me say thank you to all of the membership for electing me President this year.  This is my second term as President and my eighth year on the board overall. 

Let me start by highlighting some of the major accomplishments of the year so far, going back to last fall.

  • The fall 2017 EHMM review course had 13 participants, one of the higher numbers we have seen in recent years. This is a positive sign for the CHMM credential
  • MI-AHMP exhibited in December at the MDEQ Waste and Materials Management Conference
  • The Flint Regional Science Fair occurred in March and MI-AHMP again served as a Special Award judge for awards in all three categories
  • The annual MI-AHMP conference and business meeting occurred in March with a great turnout from the membership and very informative presentations on a variety of topics and also great exhibits
  • MI-AHMP continued its relationship with the Michigan Safety Conference in April with an exhibit and also offering up seat in the fall EHMM review course for the fundraiser
  • Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference occurred in June and MI-AHMP exhibited there also
  • Also in June, MI-AHMP received an invite from the Michigan Chemistry Council to the Michigan State Police Hazmat Training Facility open house
  • October once again has MI-AHMP hosting an EHMM review course, with 25 attendees this year, and more on the wait list. This is by far the greatest interest in many years and is very exciting for the future of the credential
  • Throughout the year we have been fortunate to offer up webinars in partnership with our members and their companies

To sum it up, the last year has been focused on continuing to offer education opportunities for both current and future members.  There has also been tremendous effort spent building relationships with other organizations to recruit new members and to offer greater opportunities for our existing membership. 

Most importantly we are constantly looking for new ways to give back to our membership.  As a board, we are here to serve you, so let us know what you want from the organization.  If you’d like to help, we certainly would appreciate that, but your ideas on how best we can serve you are the most important contributions you can make.


Preston Smith, CHMM

President of MI-AHMP 2018

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EHMM Review Course

EHMM Review Course

Dates: October 24-26, 2018

Location: Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, 39500 MacKenzie Drive, Suite 100, Novi, MI 48377.

MI-AHMP is in need of a few more presenters and monitors for the the upcoming EHMM review course.  The presentaion materials are supplied by AHMP.  If you are interested please contact Julie Manley at [email protected]  



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Thank you from the Flint Regional Science Fair winner

Attached is a very nice thank you that MI-AHMP received from the Flint Regional Science Fair Senior Division winner of our association's scholarship.

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