Join a Committee

Participate in a WSRA committee to get the most out of your membership!  Committee membership gives you the opportunity to give back to your association, have fun, network and establish relationships with like-minded individuals and organizations.



For more information on our committees or to volunteer with WSRA, please contact the listed WSRA staff contacts,.

Awards

This committee plans and executes the Recycler of the Year Awards and Hall of Fame program designed to recognize the top achievers in Washington’s recycling community.

Conference

This group plans and executes a financially successful Annual Conference and Tradeshow that includes a balance of educational and networking opportunities for WSRA members. This committee also plans the annual golf scramble, facility tours and conference activities.

  • Committee Chairs: Alli Kingfisher (WA Dept. of Ecology), Margot Keany (Republic Services), & Abby Hart (Republic Services)
  • WSRA Staff Leads: Anne Piacentino & Amanda Bretz

Education

This committee oversees the planning and implementation of public education programs and manages the conference's student guest program.

  • Committee Chair: Candy Castellanos (Radiant Consulting) & Dustin Bender (Sunshine Disposal & Recycling)
  • WSRA Staff Lead: Anne Piacentino

Member Programs & Services

This committee plans WSRA's Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) event series. This committee also creates programs that educate, inform, and stimulate membership professional development – making WSRA the primary learning and knowledge source for recycling professionals in Washington. 

  • Committee Chairs: Jack Bradbury (All Battery Sales and Service) & Ron Jones (City of Olympia)
  • WSRA Staff Lead: Anne Piacentino

Member Connections

This committee is responsible for the development of membership as well as linking the association together by engaging new members and first time event attendees into the full network of WSRA. This group also establishes ways in which members can connect with each other at events and throughout the year.

  • Committee Chairs: Jeff West (New Day Recycling), Jenna McInnis (City of Kirkland), & Toni Fuller (Kitsap County) 
  • WSRA Staff Lead: Anne Piacentino

Newsletter

This committee is responsible for the creation, promotion and distribution of WSRA's quarterly newsletter, The Report.

  • Editor: Pete DuBois (Clark County)
  • Layout: Sheryl Rhinehart (Pierce County)
  • WSRA Staff Lead: Amanda Bretz

Policy & Advocacy

This committee monitors and evaluates legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the WSRA membership, develop educational papers, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Policy and Advocacy Committee also hosts a Members Only Policy and Advocacy Forum that members can access by logging into the website (Click the Member Login Button at the top!). You can find the forum under "Community Forum". 

  • Committee Chairs: Troy Lautenbach (Lautenbach Industries), Lisa Sepanski (King County Solid Waste Division), Kevin Kelly (Recology CleanScapes), & Charlie Maxwell (Individual Member)
  • WSRA Staff Lead: Anne Piacentino

Revenue and Finance

This committee provides guidance to and participation in revenue generation and financial processes and management of WSRA.

  • Committee Chairs: Scott Campbell (Waste Connections, Inc.) & Pete DuBois (Clark County)
  • WSRA Staff Lead: Anne Piacentino