Facilities and Environmental Services  |  SWAAC History & Background

On April 2, 2014, the Board of Supervisors created the Albemarle County Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee and appointed to it the County members of the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) Citizen Advisory Committee, along with Supervisor Palmer as Board liaison, with the expectation that the Committee would develop and submit to the Board a formal Charge for consideration and approval.

From the charge: "The Albemarle County Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee is an advisory committee formed by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to study solid waste management as a public issue and to identify best practices for the management of solid waste in the County, now and in the future, including the possibility of regional cooperation.  The Committee will recommend policy and implementation strategies consistent with the County's Comprehensive Plan and the organizational vision of Albemarle County."

On July 2, 2014, the Board approved the Committee's Charge, which included specific goals, membership composition, and a general timeline for completion of its work.  The Charge was modified by the Board on February 4, 2015 to better reflect an intent of the Committee to identify policy recommendations for the Board.  The Committee was comprised of ten members who were appointed by the Board of Supervisors, as well as a liaison to the Planning Commission and a Liaison to the Board of Supervisors.  Over the course of approximately one year, the Committee conducted approximately forty (40) formal meetings and work sessions.  In support of the adopted Charge, the Board approved a Public Engagement Plan on November 5, 2014 to guide the Committee in its efforts to both inform and involve County citizens in the work of the Committee.  The specific engagement activities were numerous and varied.

On October 7, 2015, the Committee submitted its Final Report.  The Final Report included a recommendation for the creation of a standing committee to advise the Board of Supervisors and a dedicated staff person to support the committee’s work.

Leo Mallek, Chair
Anne T. Bedarf
Peggy Gilges
Teddy Hamilton
Steve Janes
Teri Kent
Randy Layman
Jeff Sitler
Jesse Warren, PE


 Liz Palmer, Board of Supervisors

 Wood Hudson, TJPDC Liaison

Maya Kumazawa, City of Charlottesville Liaison
Rick Randolph, Albemarle County Planning Commission Liaison
Staff Support
Doug Walker, Deputy County Executive or Community Services
Matt Lawless
Emily Kilroy
James Cathro
Angelica Botlo


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