Committees

If you are interested in working on a committee, please contact the committee liaison listed.

Awards Committee

Designs, distributes call for nominations of persons, programs, and policies for awards presented at the annual conference.

Awards Committee Chair

Ray Carveth
Purpleink Solutions
Lynnwood , WA 98087
206-356-5343

e-mail: ray.purpleink@gmail.com

Awards Committee Chair

Dave Waddell
LHWMP in King County
130 Nickerson St Suite 100
Seattle , WA 98109
206-679-7984

e-mail: waddellenviro@yahoo.com

Chapters Committee

Fosters the development of new Chapters and supports existing NAHMMA Chapters.  NAHMMA Chapters exist where there are at least 8 members in a geographic area that work cooperatively together for their mutual benefit.  NAHMMA Chapters also work with sister NAHMMA Chapters and the NAHMMA Board through the monthly Chapters Committee conference calls.  The Chapters Committee also has a representative to the NAHMMA Policy Committee.

Chapters Committee Chair

Donald Hardee
City of Austin - Solid Waste Services
PO Box 1088
Austin , TX 78767-8865
512-974-4342

e-mail: donald.hardee@austintexas.gov

Communications Committee

Responsible for the preparation of a bi-monthly newsletter, maintenance of the NAHMMA website, press releases, and lists of media contacts.

Communications Committee Chair
Joanie Arrott
Texas Association of School Boards
PO Box 400
Austin , TX 78767
832-721-4268

e-mail: joanie.arrott@tasb.org

Communications Committee Chair

Richard Avila
City of Austin - Austin Resource Recovery
P.O. Box 1088
Austin , TX 78767
512-974-4335

e-mail: richard.avila@austintexas.gov

Communications Committee Chair

Fred Gabriel
PaintCare, Inc.
1500 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20005
202-317-0592

e-mail: fgabriel@paint.org

Communications Committee Chair

Victoria Hodge
Smarter Sorting
1823 N. Bell Ave.
Denton , TX 76209
940-465-8221

e-mail: victoriah9@yahoo.com

Conference Steering Committee

Meets to design conference program, location, and theme. Committees also helps with fundraising and obtaining sponsorships for the annual conference. Subcommittees work on the technical program, reviewing papers and notifying speakers of their acceptance.

Conference Steering Committee Chair

Victoria Hodge
Smarter Sorting
1823 N. Bell Ave.
Denton , TX 76209
940-465-8221

e-mail: victoriah9@yahoo.com

Executive Committee

Staffed only with Board Officers, this committee oversees contractual employees and other personnel matters. This committee sets policies for the organization as well.  Reviews NAHMMA financial data and recommends allocations.

Executive Committee Chair

Donald Hardee
City of Austin - Solid Waste Services
PO Box 1088
Austin , TX 78767-8865
512-974-4342

e-mail: donald.hardee@austintexas.gov

Executive Committee Chair

Victoria Hodge
Smarter Sorting
1823 N. Bell Ave.
Denton , TX 76209
940-465-8221

e-mail: victoriah9@yahoo.com

Membership Committee

Works to retain and recruit new members. The committee sets membership rates, develops and distributes the membership brochure, organizes the Membership Mixer at the National Conference, and oversees the Member-get-a-Member Campaign.

Membership Committee Chair
Joanie Arrott
Texas Association of School Boards
PO Box 400
Austin , TX 78767
832-721-4268

e-mail: joanie.arrott@tasb.org

Membership Committee Chair

Jack Ranney
5706 Adams Avenue, #B
Austin , TX 78756
512-663-2090

e-mail: john.ranney@stericycle.com

Policy Committee

Actively engaged in external policy issues related to NAHMMA's mission statement. Committee members' work on such projects such as Consumer Labeling Initiative, Mercury containing products, and extended producer responsibility.

Policy Committee Chair

Jim Quinn
Metro HHW Program, Portland
600 NE Grand Avenue
Portland , OR 97232
503-797-1662

e-mail: quinnj@metro.dst.or.us

Sponsorship Committee

Actively seeks out potential sponsorships for the organization, newsletter or the Annual Conference.

Sponsorship Committee Chair

Curt DeBrunner
US Ecology
7202 E. 8th Ave.
Tampa , FL 33619
813-495-1060

e-mail: curt.debrunner@usecology.com

Training Committee

Designs training opportunities specific to the needs of NAHMMA members. Trainers conduct NAHMMA training in conjunction with regional conferences, at the national conference, or at the request of states and municipalities. 

Training Committee Chair

Dave Waddell
LHWMP in King County
130 Nickerson St Suite 100
Seattle , WA 98109
206-679-7984

e-mail: waddellenviro@yahoo.com

Training Committee Chair

Ionie Wallace
San Bernardino Fire Dept. HHWP
2824 East
San Bernardino , CA 92415-0799
909-386-8401

e-mail: iwallace@sbcfire.org

Affiliations Committee

Develops affiliations with selected, progressive organizations that benefit HHW/CESQG professionals and support and advance our profession. The committee also coordinates international

Affiliations Committee Chair

Jeff Gloyd
Universal Recycling Technologies
2535 Beloit Ave.
Janesville , WI 53546
(832) 520-6914

e-mail: jgloyd@universalrecyclers.com