Virtual Annual Meeting
November 30th @ 2:00pm
2020/2021 Board Slate
To All Members of the Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA:
In accordance with the by-laws of the SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter, a Nominating Committee consisting of the current President and the two immediate Past Presidents has composed a nominating slate of officers and board members for 2020 - 2021.
The election of officers and board members will be held during a virtual meeting on November 30, 2020 at 2pm. Additional information will be available soon.
The following slate of names will be presented to the membership:
President: Eric Fasbender - Will County
Vice-President: Jesse Varsho – Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Treasurer: James Jennings - IEPA
At-Large Directors to serve a two-year term, 2020 - 2022:
John Sliwicki – Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Walter Willis – Lake County Solid Waste Agency
Neil James – West Cook County Solid Waste Agency
A nominee for the secretary has not been identified to date. Additional nominations for any of the above seats may be received from the floor at the annual meeting. Nominations may also be submitted prior to the virtual meeting by contacting any member of the Nominating Committee.
Members of the Nominating Committee:
Chris Peters – (630) 633-5513
Christina Seibert - (630) 762-3306
Andi Dierich - (630)-407-6771
SWANA National has created a webpage with ample resources for managing waste and recycling.
Sanitation Workers Support Fund
Solid waste and recycling collection is a critical and essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The men and women working in the waste and recycling collection industry are on the front lines of protecting human health and the environment. SWANA is collaborating with Glad to support sanitation workers across the United States and Canada personally affected by COVID-19 through the Sanitation Workers Support Fund. For workers in the front-line of waste and recycling collection, financial assistance may be applied for. Visit https://swana.org/initiatives/sanitation-workers-support-fund for further information on the application process.
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What's New with the Land of Lincoln ChapterIt is SWANA's mission to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America. For over 50 years, SWANA has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field, serving over 10,000 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses.Our membership includes local and state government officials; engineering and planning consultants; owners and operators of solid waste facilities and waste and recycling haulers. The Land of Lincoln Chapter offers many opportunities for solid waste professionals, including:Periodic dinner meetings and workshops with featured speakers on relevant solid waste topics:
- Solid waste facility tours
- Annual fundraising event to support award of a college scholarship
- Annual fall business meeting to elect officers
- Chapter-sponsored professional networking events
- Partnership with SWANA’s national headquarters to provide members with education, training and certification benefits