The Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) has confirmed its new board of directors for the coming year.
Mike Birett of York Region is AMRC chair, while Joe Hall of the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre serves as vice-chair. Cathy Wiebe of Wellington County is treasurer; Kim Kidd Kitagawa of Waterloo Region is secretary. Other members are Anne Boyd (City of London), Pat Parker (City of Hamilton), Rosanne Fritzsche (Town of Richmond Hill), Jen Turnbull (City of Guelph), Rob Rennie (Peel Region) and Clayton Sampson (County of Oxford).
The Guelph-based association is entering its 20th year and has come a long way since a few municipal staff met informally in the late 1980s to discuss their fledgling recycling programs, noted Birett. In addition to its primary mandate of sharing expertise and information among its members, the AMRC is now playing a major role in shaping policy.
“I am excited to be taking over the reins of the organization at a time when strong leadership is needed on waste management issues in this province,” said the new AMRC chair.
“Today, the association has strong support and strategic alliances with other like-minded organizations and is well positioned to represent its municipal members on critical waste management issues.”
The AMRC is an incorporated not for profit organization formed in 1987 by municipal waste management professionals to facilitate the sharing of municipal waste reduction, reuse, household hazardous waste, composting and recycling information and expertise among municipalities. Representing over 90 per cent of municipalities in the province, the AMRC is unique in its role as a direct link to municipalities, both in Ontario and across Canada.
For more information please call Executive Director Vivian De Giovanni at 519-823-1990 or 519-588-9363.
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