The Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) has confirmed its new board of directors for the coming year.
Mike Birett of York Region remains Chair of the Association, while Joe Hall of the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre continues as Vice-Chair. Jen Turnbull of the City of Guelph will serve as Treasurer and Kim Kidd Kitagawa of Waterloo Region as Secretary. The remaining Board members include Clayton Sampson (County of Oxford), Anne Boyd (City of London), Rosanne Fritzsche (Town of Richmond Hill), Phil Zigby (City of Guelph), Sherry Arcaro (County of Peterborough) and Vanessa DeGiacomo (City of Thunder Bay).
I look forward to continuing in my role as Chair again this year, noted Birett. 2007 will be a defining year for the waste management industry in Ontario. Whether its the impact of the Ontario Deposit Return Program, the designation of MHSW or extended producer responsibility, there is no shortage of important issues confronting us.
Todays AMRC is a strong and vibrant organization. Staff, committee and board members alike are working hard to ensure that the interests of association members are effectively represented on key issues.
Our policy development efforts of 2006 have clearly begun to pay off. Industry and senior governments are recognizing that municipal input and support is vital to developing effective waste management solutions and that collectively we have a much better chance of meeting the current challenges.
The AMRC is an incorporated not for profit organization formed in 1987 by municipal waste management professionals to facilitate the sharing of municipal waste management information and expertise. Representing over 95 per cent of the population across the province, the AMRC plays an important role in ensuring municipal views and interests are effectively represented.
For more information please call executive director Vivian De Giovanni at 519-823-1990 or 519-588-9363.