The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (District) has been actively involved in environmental programming for more than 20 years. The District is charged with reducing reliance on landfills while ensuring adequate landfill disposal capacity. Solid waste policy in Hamilton County is managed by a Policy Committee.
In an effort to gain new perspectives and ideas on recycling and waste diversion, the Policy Committee created a position for a Student Representative (high school junior or senior only). While this position will provide great benefit to Hamilton County, Ohio there are several benefits to the student.
Policy Committee Student Representative will receive:
l Hands-on experience in developing policy and programs
l Direct experience in understanding how local government operates
l Opportunities to hone leadership and public speaking skills
l Opportunities to create change at the local level
The Committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member, and three other representatives. The Student Representative is a non-voting position. Policy Committee responsibilities include reviewing and providing guidance on programs, reviewing and approving annual budgets, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste management plan, and making recommendations to the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners on solid waste management policies. Please note that all Policy Committee member positions are unpaid as is the Student Representative position.
The Student Representative must be a high school student in Hamilton County, Ohio. Click here for the application, due April 3, 2017.
Contact Holly Christmann at 946-7705 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.