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Board of Supervisors

Each town in the District appoints one representative to the Board, as well as an alternate representative. Board members have a number of related responsibilities:

• To attend and participate in Board meetings. The WSWMD Board of Supervisors meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. The meetings are held at the WSWMD Conference Room, 327 Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro. (Meeting agendas are sent to town representatives and alternates usually at least one week in advance of the scheduled meeting.)
• As a representative to the board of a municipality serving 18 member towns, to serve the District as a whole, overseeing all aspects of its operation.
• To communicate what is happening at the District level to his or her town officials (generally, this would be the town manager and/or the select board) as necessary.
• To support recycling, solid waste, and household hazardous waste (HHW) education and collection programs sponsored by the District in his or her community, and in so doing support the work of the program coordinator.
• Finally, a representative to the Board of Supervisors is encouraged to participate in one of 2 committees that report to the Board: the Finance Committee and the Personnel/Policy Committee.

Representatives to the Board of Supervisors hold office for one year. Appointments and re-appointments are made by town select boards on or before the last Monday in March of each year. Both the primary representative and the alternate may be reappointed to successive terms without limit. An alternate representative may serve in the primary representative’s place when that person is unable to attend a meeting, and has all the rights and privileges of a primary representative in the other’s absence.

Each Board member is allowed to cast one vote “for every 3,000 population, or part thereof, in the municipality which he or she represents.”

The following is a list of towns and their representatives:

Town Representative
Brattleboro: Patrick Moreland; alternate: Peter Elwell
Brookline: David Jones
Dover: Daniel Baliotti; alternate: Kevin Stine
Dummerston: Michelle Cherrier
Guilford: Michael Becker
Halifax: Lewis Sumner; alternate: Cara Cheyette
Jamaica: Greg Meulemans; alternate: Jessica Pollack
Marlboro: Stillman “Stretch” Vonderhorst
Newfane: Doris Knechtel; alternate: Mike Fitzpatrick
Putney: Dan Toomey
Readsboro: James Damato
Somerset: Ricky Harrington, Non-voting member
Stratton: Kent Young
Townshend: Irvin Stowell
Vernon: Sandra Rulewich
Wardsboro: Nancy Meinhard
Westminster: Russ Hodgkins; alternate: Sheldon Beebe
Wilmington Merrill Mundell

Notices, Agendas & Minutes

BOS Meeting Notice & Agenda 8/13/2020

Board of Supervisors Meeting Notice and Agenda Thursday August 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM Via Zoom*   1)          Changes and/or Additions to Agenda 2)          Approval of Minutes – June 11, 2020 3)         Approval [...]

6/11/20 Board of Supervisors Meeting–DRAFT Minutes

WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD) BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING              VIA ZOOM DRAFT MINUTES OF June 11, 2020     Members Present: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; Michelle Cherrier, [...]

5/14/2020 Board of Supervisors–Minutes

WSWMD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 REGULAR MEETING - 7:00PM BRATTLEBORO MINUTES   Members Present: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; Michelle Cherrier, Dummerston (Chair); Greg Meulemans, Jamaica; Doris Knechtel, Newfane; Dan Toomey, Putney; Russell Hodgkins, [...]

4/9/20 BOS Meeting Minutes

WSWMD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 REGULAR MEETING - 7:00PM BRATTLEBORO MINUTES Members Present: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; David Jones, Brookline; Michelle Cherrier, Dummerston (Chair); Michael Becker, Guilford; Lewis Sumner, Halifax; Greg Meulemans, Jamaica; [...]

5/14/20 BOS Meeting Warning and Agenda

Board of Supervisors Meeting Notice and Agenda Thursday May 14, 2020 at 7:00PM Via Zoom* 1. Changes and/or Additions to Agenda 2. Approval of Minutes – April 9, 2020 3. Approval of Check Register- April [...]

3-12-20 BOS Meeting Minutes

WSWMD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 REGULAR MEETING - 7:00PM CONFERENCE ROOM, WSWMD OFFICES, BRATTLEBORO MEETING MINUTES   MEMBERS PRESENT: Michelle Cherrier, Chair, Dummerston; Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; David Jones, Brookline; Michael Becker, Guilford; [...]