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Solid Waste Advisory Committee

1 Public Interest Group - Position 3 - vacancy; 1 Waste Industry Group - Position 1; and  1 Waste Industry Group - Position 2

Purpose of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is an advisory body that provides input pertaining to the management of solid waste and environmental issues. The committee recommends policy and provides oversight in both the City and the County of Spokane.

Meeting Information

 Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month at the Waste-to-Energy admin office from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Member Specifications

Members: 15

Term: 4 years

Details: Three citizens at-large, three business representatives, three representatives from the waste management industry, three local elected officials, and three representatives from public interest groups.

Public Officials Group Term District
Spokane County Commissioner, Todd Mielke 01/11/11 - 12/31/12 Position 1
Spokane Valley Council, Gary Schimmels 01/01/10 - 01/01/14 Position 2
Spokane City Council, Richard Rush 05/20/08 - 12/31/11 Position 3


Public Interest Group Term District
VACANT   Position 1
Cheryl Davis 08/12/08 - 08/12/12 Position 2
Thomas Spink 11/03/09 - 11/03/13  Position 3


Waste Industry Group Term District
Dave Alvarado 07/12/10 - 07/12/13 Position 1
VACANT 03/03/09 - 03/13/13 Position 2
Bob Evans 11/10/09 - 11/10/13 Position 3


Business Group Term District
Michael Gonnella 11/30/10 - 12/31/14 Position 1
Shannon Gauthier 05/18/10 - 05/18/14  Position 2
Clyde Hasse 01/28/11 - 12/31/14 Position 3


Citizens At-Large Group Term District
VACANT 06/19/07 - 06/19/11 Position 1
Leonard Christian 06/07/11 - 06/07/15 Position 2
Margaret Jones 02/17/09 - 02/17/13 Position 3


Responsibilities/Time Commitment

Responsibilities include providing feedback to the City and County on proposed council actions involving solid waste issues. Committee assists the City and the County in the development of solid waste programs and policies.

Spokane County Code/WAC & RCW References

State RCW 70.95.167

Contact Information

Bill Wedlake
(509) 477-7281