Policy Committee

State law requires the formation of a local Solid Waste Management District Policy Committee to oversee the writing and implementation of the District’s Solid Waste Plan. In Hamilton County, the Policy Committee has historically functioned as a Policy Board in the truest sense—determining recycling policy for the County and leaving implementation to the District staff.

To receive bi-monthly e-mail notification of Committee Meetings and information relating to meetings, email Susan Schumacher.

2020 Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and are held at Hamilton County Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 unless otherwise noted.

Please note that beginning in March, meetings will be held on Wednesdays.

January 16: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

March 18: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

May 20: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

July 15: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

September 16: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

November 18: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

2019 Meeting Dates
All meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and are held at Hamilton County Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 unless otherwise noted.

January 17: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

March 21: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

May 16: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments 

July 18: Agenda | Manager's Memo | MinutesPDF of All Attachments

September 19: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

November 21:Agenda  | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

2018 Meeting Dates
All meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and are held at Hamilton County Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 unless otherwise noted.

January 18: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

March 15: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

May 17: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments 

July 19: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes| PDF of All Attachments

September 20: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

November 15: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

Policy Committee Members

members

2016 Policy Committee Members
Todd Portune, Hamilton County Commissioner; Sophie Manaster, 2015-16 Student Representative; Holly Christmann, Director of Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services; Tim Ingram, Health Commissioner; Sue Magness, City of Cincinnati; Tom Turchiano, Public Member; Larry Riddle, Rumpke; Jeff Luehrmann, St. Bernard Soap Company; Elizabeth Bruggeman, General Interest Member. 

Mr. Todd Portune
Chair (appointed in 2015)
Hamilton County Commissioner
Email: todd.portune@hamilton-co.org
Phone: 513-946-4401

Raj Rajagopal
Township Representative (appointed in 2018)
Colerain Township Trustee
Email: rrajagopal@colerain.org
Phone: 513-923-5002

Ms. Sue Magness
Representative of Largest Municipality (appointed in 2009)
City of Cincinnati
Email: sue.magness@cincinnati-oh.gov
Phone: 513-352-5332

Mr. Tim Ingram
Vice-Chair, (appointed in 2018)
Representative of health department with the largest territory (appointed in 1993)
Hamilton County General Health District
Email: tim.ingram@hamilton-co.org
Phone: 513-946-7821

Mr. Tony DiPuccio
Generator Representative (appointed in 2018)
SCS Engineers
Email: tdipuccio@scsengineers.com
Phone: 513-421-5353

Ms. Karen Hurley
General Interest Member (appointed in 2018)
Email: karenhurley@fuse.net
Phone: 513-919-3221

Mr. Bob Gedert
Public Member (appointed in 2019)
Email: robert.gedert@gmail.com
Phone: 513-568-8340

Mr. Larry Riddle
Ex-Officio Member (appointed in 2000)
Rumpke Consolidated
Email: larry.riddle@rumpke.com
Phone: 513-851-0122

Ms. Sydney Sauer
Student Representative – Non-Voting (appointed in 2018)
Cincinnati Christian Hills Academy