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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

Board of Supervisors Meeting-10/8/2020–DRAFT Minutes

Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) Brattleboro, Vermont Board of Supervisors Meeting Via ZOOM Draft Minutes of October 8, 2020   Members Present: Patrick Moreland, Vice Chair, Brattleboro; Russell Hodgkins, Westminster; Merrill Mundell, Wilmington; Michelle [...]

Board of Supervisors Meeting-9/10/2020–Approved Minutes

WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD) BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING VIA ZOOM DRAFT MINUTES OF September 10, 2020 Members Present: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro (Vice Chair); Greg Meulemans, Jamaica; Doris Knechtel, Newfane; Dan Toomey, [...]

Board of Supervisors–Meeting Notice & Agenda 9/10/20

Board of Supervisors Meeting Notice and Agenda Thursday September 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM Via Zoom* Changes and/or Additions to Agenda Ratify Triple T Contract Extension Discuss Windham Conservation District Partnership for Backyard Composting Education [...]

Board of Supervisor’s Notice of NON-Meeting 8/13/2020

WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD) BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING                                                             VIA ZOOM DRAFT MINUTES OF August 13, 2020     Members Present: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro; Michelle Cherrier, Dummerston (Chair); Doris Knechtel, [...]

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 [...]