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 (Treasurer)
Vacant

Coffey County

Wayne Blackbourn
Todd Bemis (Vice Chair)

Franklin County

Don Stottlemire
Peg Pearson

Linn County

Al Doan
Jackie Messer

Miami County

JR McMahon (Chair)
Darryl White

Osage County

Russel Swanson
Glen Tyson

LRSWA Management Committee 

Anderson County

Scott Garrett - 2nd Class City, Garnett
Lester McGhee - County Commissioners
Vacant 

Coffey County

Todd Bemis - Recycling
Wayne Blackbourn - County Engineering
Fred Rowley - County Commissioners

Franklin County

Peg Pearson - Solid Waste Department
Don Stottlemire - County Commissioners
David Lee - Public Works Department

Linn County

Al Doan - Solid Waste Department
Jackie Messer - Public Works Department
Vacant 

Miami County

JR McMahon - 2nd Class City, Paola
Darryl White - Unincorporated Area
Charlene Weiss - Rural Miami County

Osage County

Fred Diver - County Commissioner
Russell Swanson - General Public
Vacant 

LRSWA Regional Coordinator

Shay Hanysak (Miami County)