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Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The BVCOG Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is made up of representatives from the 7 county region. The committee meets quarterly (First Thursday of the quarter) to discuss solid waste management issues important to the Brazos Valley region.  The SWAC includes as ex-officio members the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) project manager assigned to work with BVCOG and a designated representative of the TCEQ Waco Regional Office.

The SWAC meets quarterly to discuss solid waste activities in the region, solid waste management issues important to the region, new laws and regulations, opportunities for grants and funding, and other issues of concern.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

 Solid Waste Advisory Committee Representation

Chairperson *Samantha Best BVSWMA, Inc./Private Sector
Nathan Jones Texas A&M University
Eric Zaragoza City of Bryan
* Ron Schmidt Texas Commercial Waste/Private Sector
Hon. Irma Cauley Brazos County Commissioner
 Pete Caler  City of College Station
Lesley Labertew Burleson County
Thomas Trnka City of Caldwell
 Kris Gruver  City of Navasota
Marisa Hale Grimes County
Hon. Barbara Walker Grimes County Commissioner
Jeanette Hurley City of Marquez
Hon. Royce Dawkins Mayor City of Buffalo
Karen Stott Leon County/Keep Leon County Beautiful
Fran Prather Leon County
   Hon. Sam Cole  Madison County Commissioner
Frankie Smith City of Madisonville
Hon. Ricky Driskell Madison County Commissioner
  Walter Qualls  Robertson County
   Hon. Robert Bielamowicz  Robertson County
 Mark Marzahn  Washington County
   Dane Rau  City of Brenham
 Cheryl Untermeyer  TCEQ-Austin
   Polly Porter  Small Business and Local Government-Waco
 Brenda Britt  TCEQ-Austin
 Deborah Milam  TCEQ-Austin