The La Porte County Solid Waste District is looking for environmentally minded citizens to join its Citizen’s Advisory Committee, a board that allows residents to have direct input on the county’s solid waste planning and management process.
The committee serves the Solid Waste District’s Board of Directors in a variety of ways, including commenting on proposed district budgets, conducting studies of waste management and diversion programs, acting as a study committee for identified problems and providing volunteer assistance with district efforts. Committee members can also work with staff to create new community outreach events and enhance the ones we already do. Experience in recycling, waste reduction and waste management is helpful, but anyone with the interest and willingness to learn is welcome!
The committee meets a minimum of four times a year (more if needed) at the Solid Waste District office in La Porte. Two of those meetings are joint meetings with the Board of Directors.
Anyone who would like to apply to be on the committee should send a letter of interest by Dec. 31 to Lisa Woodson, executive secretary, at 2857 W. State Road 2, Suite E, La Porte, IN 46350. Please call (219) 326-0014 for more information. All applications will be considered at the Solid Waste District Board of Director’s meeting in January.