Gold Rush Chapter Committees 2017/18


Standing Committees


Legislative/Regulatory
The SWANA Gold Rush Chapter Legislative/Regulatory Committee represents the chapter on the SWANA California Chapters Legislative Task Force and reports back to the chapter on advocating for environmentally and economically sound solid waste legislation and regulations.  Committee members also serve as a resource for chapter members.

Chair: Larry Sweetser 
Mark Bowers
Chuck White
Chris Hansen
Doug Kobold
Joe La Mariana (1st alternate)
Jeff L (2nd alternate)

Programs
Chair: Tracie Bills
James Moore
Michael Yacyshyn

Western Regional Symposium
Chair: James Moore
Tracie Bills
Patrick Mathews
Michael Yacyshyn
Tim Flanagan
Grace Smith
Wayne P

Bylaws
Chair: Rich Haughey
David Gorton
Rick Mauck

Audit
Chair: Rick Mauck
Mark Bowers
Patrick Mathews
Ruth Abbe

Nominations
Co-Chairs: Tracie Bills & Tim Raibley
Joe La Mariana

 

Ad Hoc Committees


Communications/Website
Co-Chairs: Gretchen Olsen & Joe La Mariana
Abby Shull
Patrick Mathews

Awards
Chair: James Moore
David Ghirardelli
Kirk Mitchell
Tracie Bills

Chapter History
Co-Chairs: Kirk Mitchell & Abby Shull
Larry Sweetser
Mark Bowers
Tim Raibley
Tim Flanagan

Scholarships
Chair: Rich Haughey
Mark Bowers
Chuck White
Guy Petraborg

Training & Certification
Chair: James Moore
David Ghirardelli
Guy Petraborg
Larry Sweetser
Mike Tilley 

Membership
Chair: Cecilia Rios
Tracie Bills
Gretchen Olsen
Abby Shull

Young Professionals
The Young Professional Committee seeks to build community and develop upcoming talent in the solid waste industry. We work with each other and with experienced industry professionals to learn, to problem solve, and to work towards the future of waste management and resource recovery. We’re looking for industry professionals age 35 and younger eager to seek creative solutions the challenges of our industry—or who just want to talk trash! Please check our website for announcements on upcoming programming, or reach out to the Chapter YP Liaison, Christine Wolfe.

Chair: Christine Wolfe

Workshops
Chair: Ruth Abbe
Tim Raibley
Tracie Bills
Trish Pisenti
Larry Sweetser 
Chuck White

Legacy
Chair: Mark Bowers


Other Appointments 2017/18

Gold Rush Chapter International Board Representative:
Ambrose McCready