The Smart About Salt Council

The Smart About Salt Council (SASC) is a not-for-profit organization which offers training to improve winter salting practices on facilities and recognizes industry leaders through certification.

Our Mission

To protect freshwater from winter salt applied on facilities.

Our Vision

All facilities professionally designed and managed to improve winter safety and reduce salt use.

Our Values (3Cs)

  • Collaboration:  We believe there is strength in numbers and that together we can address the complex social, economic and environmental issues related to winter safety.
  • Credibility:  We recognize that clear, defendable standards and transparency are critical to achieving our mission.
  • Continuous Improvement:  We commit to continuous improvement for our programs and expect the same from our members.  

Our Goals (5Ps)

  • Programs that develop and recognize industry leaders;
  • Partnerships that support our mission and vision;
  • Policies that improve industry standards;
  • People that are inspired, committed and engaged; and,
  • Performance that is measurable and defendable.

Board of Directors

Smart About Salt Council (SASC) is a registered not-for-profit organization that operates throughout North America. The organization is largely run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Eric Hodgins, Senior Hydrogeologist, municipal sector

Tony DiGiovanni, Professional association representative, Landscape Ontario (LO)

Nichole Ashton, Winter maintenance professional
J. Paul Johnson, Municipal roads maintenance expert
Claire Oswald, Research, academic sector
Luke Pallister, risk management professional
Joe Salemi, professional winter maintenance association representative (Landscape Ontario (LO))
Daniel Schissler, Winter maintenance researcher/winter maintenance professional
Bill Thompson, Integrated watershed manager, conservation sector

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