Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed four new members to a board that approves grants for waste reduction and recycling programs in Indiana.
The Recycling Market Development Board reviews grant applications from public and private businesses, local governments, schools and nonprofit organizations in Indiana. The board can approve funding between $10,000 and $500,000, with a 50% cash match.
The new members will join four returning members of the board.
Holcomb appointed Debbie Hackman, executive director of the Jackson County Recycling District; Craig Lutz, manager of municipal services for Republic Services, a private waste collection company; Andrew Nunan, senior operations manager for ERI Inc., a private recycling company; and Sandy Whitehead, director of the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District.
Reappointed were Bruce Burrow, assistant sales manager with Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services; Matt Gratz, solid waste/recycling manager with the City of Fort Wayne; Terry Guerin, government affairs professional with Southside Landfill in Anderson; and Kelly Weger, lead service manager of sustainability with the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
All the board members will serve until July 31, 2024.