Date: August 29, 2011
Source: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority
James D. Warner, CEO of the Lancaster County (PA) Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) has been named international board president of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). He will serve as board president for one year, overseeing the 7,800-member organization which advances the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste. Warner has served as CEO of the LCSWMA, with its annual budget of $53 million and assets in excess of $203 million, for the past 16 years. He has led initiatives into renewable energy, monetizing carbon credits, and the construction of a $30 million transfer station complex.
August 29, 2011
James D. Warner named International Board President of the Solid Waste Association of North America
LANCASTER, Pa.— James D. Warner was appointed as International Board President of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) at the 49th Annual WASTECON convention held in Nashville, Tennessee last week.
As President of SWANA, Warner will fulfill a 1-year term, directing a 7,800 professional member organization that advances the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America with chapters in the United States and Canada.
In addition to serving as SWANA's President, Warner also serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA). As CEO, Warner directs all Authority activities including operations, planning, finance, recycling, engineering, business development, and capital improvements.
During his tenure as CEO of LCSWMA for the last 16 years, Warner has led the Authority through numerous innovative, successful projects including those involving renewable energy, monetizing carbon credits, and building a $30 million Transfer Station Complex.
With an annual operating budget exceeding $53 million and assets in excess of $203 million, LCSWMA's Integrated System managed over 600,000 tons of waste in 2010. The Authority's waste management system ranks as one of the most successful operating systems in the United States.
Warner's community participation includes serving as Vice Chairperson of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, Treasurer of the James Street Improvement District Board of Directors, Treasurer of the AMBUCS Lancaster Chapter, and on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation of Lancaster. He currently resides with his wife, Kerry, in West Hempfield Township.
For nearly 50 years, SWANA has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. The association serves municipal solid waste professionals throughout North America with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses.
LCSWMA is recognized nationally for its leadership in the industry and innovative approach to waste management. It's Integrated System consists of the following: (1) a Transfer Station permitted to handle up to 2,200 tons per day; (2) a 1,200 tons per day mass burn Waste-to-Energy Facility for the combustion of waste and production of electricity; (3) the Frey Farm Landfill, permitted for the disposal of 2,200 tons of waste per day; (4) a County-wide recycling program; and (5) a drive-through Household Hazardous Waste Facility. The Authority's mission is to manage solid waste and recyclable materials in an environmentally safe, reliable and efficient manner.
For more information, contact:
Kathryn J. Sandoe
1299 Harrisburg Pike
PO Box 4425
Lancaster, PA 17604-4425
Office: (717) 397-9968
Cell: (717) 333-1558