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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from all seven counties included in the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The BVCOG Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is made up of representatives from the 7 county region.


The committee meets quarterly (First Thursday of the quarter) to discuss solid waste management issues important to the Brazos Valley region.  The SWAC includes ex-officio members the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) project manager assigned to work with BVCOG and a designated representative of the TCEQ Waco Regional Office.

The SWAC meets quarterly to discuss solid waste activities in the region, solid waste management issues important to the region, new laws and regulations, opportunities for grants and funding, and other issues of concern.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments Solid Waste Advisory Committee Representation


COUNTY

NAME

REPRESENTS

BRAZOS

Chairperson

*Samantha Best
Eric Zaragoza
*Ron Schmidt
Hon. Irma Cauley
Pete Caler
Nathan Jones

Brazos County/ Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency, Inc./ Private Sector
City of Bryan
Brazos County/Private Sector/Texas Commercial Waste
Brazos County Commissioner
City of College Station
Texas A&M University

BURLESON

Lesley Labertew
Thomas Tmka

Burleson County
City of Caldwell

GRIMES

OPEN
Katherine Lee
Hon. Barbara Walker

City of Navasota
Grimes County
Grimes County Commissioner

LEON

Winter Adams
Hon. Jerrod Jones
Karen Stott
Fran Prather
Zach Young

Leon County
Mayor City of Buffalo
Keep Leon County Beautiful/Leon County
Leon County
Leon County

MADISON

Hon. Carl Cannon
Frankie Smith
Hon. Ricky Driskell

Madison County Commissioner
City of Madisonville
Madison County Commissioner 

ROBERTSON

Walter Qualls
William Houston

Robertson County
Robertson County

WASHINGTON

Mark Marzahn
Dane Rau

Washington County
City of Brenham

TCEQ

Cheryl Untermeyer
Polly Porter
Brenda Britt
Deborah Milam

(Ex-Officio) TCEQ-Austin
(Ex-Officio) TCEQ-Austin
(Ex-Officio) TCEQ-Austin
(Ex-Officio) Small Business and Local Government-Waco


Justification for the level of private industry membership on the committee Article IV, Section 2 of the Regional SWAC Bylaws state, “The membership of the Committee shall be composed of representatives from solid waste management related organizations and agencies, elected officials, minority groups, and the general public.  The number of members and percentage of representation from the various areas of concern and citizen interest will be determined by the Board of Directors annually to conform to any mandate(s) by funding agencies.  Members may represent more than one area of expertise.”  BVCOG feels that this is an adequate representation of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. 

*Private industry


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