Policy Committee

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

To receive bi-monthly e-mail notification of Committee Meetings and information relating to meetings, email Susan Schumacher.

2017 Meeting Dates
All meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and are held at Hamilton County Environmental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 unless otherwise noted.

January 19: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

March 16: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

May 18: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments 

July 20: Agenda | Manager's Memo | MinutesPDF of All Attachments

September 21: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

November 16: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

2016 Meeting Dates

January 21: Agenda | Manager's Memo Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

March 17: Agenda | Manager's Memo Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

May 25: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All AttachmentsChapter 1 - 6 Presentation

July 21: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

September 15: CANCELLED

November 17: Agenda | Manager's Memo | Minutes | PDF of All Attachments

Policy Committee Members


2016 Policy Committee Members
Todd Portune, Hamilton County Commissioner; Sophie Manaster, 2015-16 Student Representative; Holly Christmann, Director of Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services; Tim Ingram, Health Commissioner; Sue Magness, City of Cincinnati; Tom Turchiano, Public Member; Larry Riddle, Rumpke; Jeff Luehrmann, St. Bernard Soap Company; Elizabeth Bruggeman, General Interest Member. 

Mr. Todd Portune
Chair (appointed in 2015)
Hamilton County Commissioner
Email: todd.portune@hamilton-co.org
Phone: 513-946-4401

Mr. Jeff Ritter
Vice-Chair (appointed in 2016)
Township Representative
Colerain Township
Email: jritter@colerain.org
Phone: 513-385-7500

Ms. Sue Magness
Representative of Largest Municipality (appointed in 2009)
City of Cincinnati
Email: sue.magness@cincinnati-oh.gov
Phone: 513-352-5332

Mr. Tim Ingram
Representative of health department with the largest territory (appointed in 1993)
Hamilton County General Health District
Email: tim.ingram@hamilton-co.org
Phone: 513-946-7821

Mr. Jeff Luehrmann
Generator Representative (appointed in 2014)
St. Bernard Soap Company
Email: jeff.luehrmann@trilliumhcp.com
Phone: 513-242-2227 X3124

Ms. Elizabeth Bruggeman
General Interest Member (appointed in 2014)
Email: pbrugge@yahoo.com 
Phone: 513-699-7946

Mr. Tom Turchiano
Public Member (appointed in 2012)
Email: turch1@aol.com
Phone: 513-257-9794

Mr. Larry Riddle
Ex-Officio Member (appointed in 2000)
Rumpke Consolidated
Email: larry.riddle@rumpke.com
Phone: 513-851-0122

Ms. Isabella Mazza
Student Representative – Non-Voting (appointed in 2017)
Seton High School