The 2017 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show, a joint venture of the Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) and Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations (ISOSWO), is scheduled for October 2-4 at the Iowa City/Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.
Please join us at our sessions (to be scheduled soon).
Betsy Powers is a civil and environmental engineer with more than 19 years of consulting experience in solid waste management. She has extensive experience in the design, permitting, and construction of municipal and industrial solid waste landfills. She has technical expertise in solid waste landfill design, civil site design, and erosion control and stormwater management.
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Tom Anderson is an Executive Officer with the Land Quality Bureau of the Iowa DNR. Tom has been with the DNR for 30 years, most of this time spent on solid waste issues and on developing special projects and on the administration of financial assistance programs.
Christine Collier is a project manager with SCS Engineers. Christine is an Iowa State University graduate with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering with an environmental emphasis. She is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa with over 18 years’ experience in the Iowa integrated solid waste management system.
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Michelle Leonard is a Vice President and Director of Sustainable Materials Management for SCS Engineers. She has 30 years of experience is solid waste management consulting, including the preparation of solid waste plans, designing and implementing integrated waste management policies, programs, and infrastructure, and conducting studies to evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of new opportunities to increase diversion and reduce disposal. Michelle is the immediate Past President of SWANA International and serves on the Board of the California Founding Chapter of SWANA. She sits on the US Department of Commerce Environmental Trade and Technology Advisory Committee (ETTAC), which advises the government on opportunities to expand the sale of US environmental goods and services internationally.