Committees are where the work of the Council happens, and are a great way to get involved! Whatever area you are interested in there is a way to get plugged in. You can call the committee chair directly, or send us an email with what you’re interested in and we’ll make sure it gets to the right person.
Annual conference Advisory
Mission: Maintain the Annual Conference as the premier USCC educational and networking event for members and the composting industry and the primary fundraising event of the organization
Mission: Member Communications and Outreach to Prospective members and Industry
BOB SCHANZ, Barnes Nursery
Mission: Conduct the business of the organization within the policies established by the Board of Directors.
PATRICK GERATY, St. Louis Composting
Treasurer and Finance
Mission: Management and investment of USCC funds
JOE DINORSCIA, Laurel Valley Soils
Legislative & Environmental Affairs
Mission: Focus on legislative matters and public policies that affect the composting industry and the impacts of composting and compost on the environment
Strategic Alliance Committee
Develop mutually beneficial partnership arrangements with those that share the Council’s values and purpose.
Chairs: BRIAN FLEURY, WeCare Organics
Target Organics Committee
Mission: Support municipalities in developing, executing, and growing programs to collect and process food scraps and other organics.
Model Zoning Task Force
Mission: TO develop a guidance document on how to work with local zoning boards with examples of language that can be used to create or update compost-industry-friendly zoning ordinances or regulations
Marcus Zbinden, Carver County, Chair
Infrastructure Task Force
Market Development Committee
Increase and broaden the markets for compost and establish compost as the best-known, most widely used product of choice in the agricultural and horticultural marketplace. Include overseeing the Seal of Testing Assurance Program
Mission: Solicits nominations for the annual election of the USCC Board of Directors, Composter of the Year, Hi Kellogg Award for Outstanding Service to the Composting Industry, Rufus Chaney Award for Research Excellence, H. Clark Gregory Award for Outstanding Grassroots Efforts to Promote Composting, and Clean Water Award
Chair: EILEEN BANYRA, Community Compost Company