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Leon Panetta to speak at solid waste managers conference

The Honorable Leon Panetta, former Member of Congress and Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton, will deli...


The Honorable Leon Panetta, former Member of Congress and Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton, will deliver the keynote address at SWANA’s Solid Waste Managers: Trends and Challenges Conference, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, California, on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 8:30 am. Panetta will share his views on the importance of public service with conference attendees.

SWANA Executive Director and CEO John Skinner, PhD., commented, "We are delighted to have Mr. Panetta join us in Monterey. I am confident that Mr. Panetta’s discussion of the value of public service will ring true with our members attending the conference, who have chosen a career serving their communities."

SWANA’s Solid Waste Managers Conference offers mangers the chance to gain insight into practical strategies for operating solid waste facilities. This year’s conference will feature sessions discussing practical approaches and solutions to solid waste contracting and procurement, successful strategies to push the envelope on waste reduction and recovery, as well as a special negotiating skills workshop.

Mr. Panetta will be available for questions for a short period immediately following his address.

About SWANA:
For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA’s mission is “to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste.” SWANA serves over 7,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

Contact:
Todd Von Deak, Director of Marketing and Member Services
Tel: 1-800-GO-SWANA (467-9262)
Email: tvondeak@swana.org
Website: www.SWANA.org


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