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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 populations, or part thereof, in the municipality which he or she represents.”

The following is a list of towns and their represenatives:

Town Representative
Brattleboro: Patrick Moreland; alternate: Peter Elwell
Brookline: David Jones
Dover: Daniel Baliotti; alternate: Kevin Stine
Dummerston: Michelle Cherrier
Guilford: Michael Becker, alternate: Cheryl Franklin
Halifax: Lewis Sumner, alternate: Cara Cheyette
Jamaica: Greg Meulemans
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
Townsend: Irvin Stowell
Vernon: Chris Parker; alternate: Michelle Pong
Wardsboro: Nancy Meinhard
Westminster: Russ Hodgkins
Wilmington Merrill Mundell

Notices, Agendas & Minutes

Draft Minutes Board of Supervisors Meeting 11-14-19

WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD) BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING DRAFT MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 14, 2019 SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Michelle Cherrier, Chair, Dummerston; Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; Michael Becker, Guilford; Greg Meulemans, Jamaica; Dan Toomey, [...]

October 10, 2019 Board of Supervisors Minutes

WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD) BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 10, 2019 SUPERVISORS PRESENT: Michelle Cherrier, Chair, Dummerston; Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; Lewis Sumner, Halifax; Greg Meulemans, Jamaica; Dan Toomey, Putney; [...]

October 10, 2019 Board of Supervisors Agenda

Board of Supervisors Meeting 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM Meeting Notice and Agenda   Changes and/or Additions to Agenda Presentation by Trevor Mance of TAM about [...]

February 14, 2019 Notice and Agenda

Meeting Notice and Agenda Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 Board of Supervisors Meeting Changes and/or Additions to Agenda Approval of Minutes – January 10, 2019 Approval [...]

January 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD) BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 10, 2019 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Michelle Cherrier, Chair, Dummerston; Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; David Jones, Brookline; Lester Dunklee, Dummerston; Sheila Morse, [...]