Policy Committee


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2022 Meeting Dates

June 15 (Special) @ 1:30 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 867 4833 8165

July 20 @ 1:30 p.m.
August 17  (Special) @ 3 p.m.
September 21 @ 3 p.m.
November 16 @ 3 p.m.

Meeting dates are subject to change. All meetings begin at the new time of 3 p.m (with the exception of the two above). and are held both in person and via Zoom at Hamilton County Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, OHio 45219.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Denise Driehaus, Chair, Hamilton County Commissioner - Appointed: 2021
  • Bob Gedert, Vice-Chair, Public Member - Appointed: 2019
  • Tony DiPuccio,  Waste Generator Representative (SCS Engineers)
    Appointed: 2018
  • Karen Hurley, General Interest Member
    Appointed: 2018
  • Greg Kesterman, Representative of Health Department with the Largest Territory (Hamilton County General Health District)
    Appointed: 2020
  • Sue Magness, Representative of Largest Municipality (City of Cincinnati)
    Appointed: 2009
  • Matthew Wahlert, Township Representative (Colerain Township Trustee)
    Appointed: 2022
  • Pierce Bruner, Student Representative (Sycamore High School)
    Appointed: July 2021

About the Committee

State law requires the formation of a local Solid Waste Management District Policy Committee to oversee the writing and implementation of Hamilton County's Solid Waste Plan. In Hamilton County, the Policy Committee has historically functioned as a Policy Board in the truest sense - determining solid waste policy for the County and leaving implementation to R3Source staff.