The LRSWA is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of two voting members from each county, plus a Management Committee. These groups are responsible to develop, write, review annually and conduct public hearings for the Solid Waste Management Plan, which addresses solid waste handling for the six counties individually and as a group.

The day-to-day operations are overseen by the Regional Coordinator, a staff position. The operating budget comes from "dues" or assessments paid by each county. The budget is adopted annually by the LRSWA Board of Directors and then sent on to each County Commission for final approval.

LRSWA Board of Directors

Anderson County

Scott Garrett - Solid Waste Supervisor (Treasurer)
VACANT
Lester McGhee - County Commissioner (Alternate)

Coffey County

Todd Bemis - Noxious Weed Director & Recycling Coordinator (Chair)
Ryan Durst - Road & Bridge Supervisor & Landfill Supervisor
Wayne Arb - Road & Bridge Crew Supervisor (Alternate)

Franklin County

Pat Campbell - Solid Waste Supervisor (Vice-Chair)
Don Stottlemire - County Commissioner
VACANT (Alternate)

Linn County

Shaun West - Public Works Field Administrator
Al Doan - Solid Waste Director
Jessica Hightower - Economic Development Director (Alternate)

Miami County

Darryl White - Noxious Weed & Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator
Eric Sandberg - Road & Bridge Director
Gary Price - Lakemary Business Solutions (Alternate)

Osage County

Ryan Fine - Public Works Director
Fred Diver - General Public
Glen Tyson - General Public (Alternate) 

Shawnee County

Bill Sutton - Director of Solid Waste
Jake Fisher - City of Silver Lake
Perry Piper - Health Protection Manager (Alternate) 

 

 

LRSWA Management Committee 

Anderson County

Scott Garrett - Solid Waste Department
VACANT
Lester McGhee - County Commissioners

Coffey County

Todd Bemis - Recycling Services
Ryan Durst - Solid Waste Department
Wayne Arb - Road & Bridge Department

Franklin County

Don Stottlemire - County Commissioners (Chair)
Pat Campbell - Solid Waste Department
VACANT

Linn County

Al Doan - Solid Waste Department
Shaun West - Public Works Department
Jessica Hightower - Economic Development

Miami County

Eric Sandberg - Road & Bridge Department
Darryl White - Household Hazardous Waste (Vice Chair)
Gary Price - Non-Profit / Private Industry
JR McMahon - City of Paola / General Public

Osage County

Ryan Fine - Public Works Department
Fred Diver - General Public
Glen Tyson - General Public

Shawnee County

Bill Sutton - Solid Waste Department
Jake Fisher - City of Silver Lake
Perry Piper - Health Department

LRSWA Regional Coordinator

Shay Hanysak (Miami County)