Waste Management Commission

The Waste Management Commission is an 18 member advisory body to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors established the Waste Management Commission on July 13, 1982.

The purpose of the Waste Management Commission is to advise the Orange County Board of Supervisors on matters relating to municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management, operation and maintenance of the County's landfills, and other facilities related to the County's solid waste disposal system.

Read Commission Bylaws. 

The Waste Management Commission meets quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September, and December at 2:00 p.m.

Members of the Waste Management Commission are selected in the following ways:

Ten Members

Two public members appointed by each Supervisor to a two-year term.  Appointee must reside in Orange County, and may not be a representative of the waste industry.

Five Members

Five city council members, one from a city located in each of the five Orange County Supervisorial Districts, appointed by the City Selection Committee for the County of Orange, California (the City Selection Committee) to a three-year term.

One Member

The Chair of the City Selection Committee or any elected city official designee to a three-year term.

One Member

A City Manager appointed by the City Selection Committee to a three-year term.

One Member

The Director, OC Waste & Recycling, or his or her designee, shall be a non-voting member of the Commission.

The current members of the Waste Management Commission are:

Juan Villegas

1st District

Kimberly Ho

1st District

Tri Ta

City Selection Committee Appointee - 1st District

David Harrington, Vice Chair
2nd District
2nd District
Hong Alyce Van

City Selection Committee Appointee - 2nd District

Isabell Kerins
3rd District
Laura Thomas
3rd District
Beth Haney, Chair

City Selection Committee Appointee - 3rd District

Megan Moscol  
4th District
Tamara Wallace
4th District
Christine Marick

City Selection Committee Appointee - 4th District

Donald R. Froelich

5th District

Joe Soto

5th District

Cynthia Conners

City Selection Committee Appointee - 5th District

David J. Shawver

City Selection Committee Appointee - At Large

Jarad Hildenbrand

City Selection Committee Appointee - City Manager Representative

Ex Officio:
Thomas D. Koutroulis

Director, OC Waste & Recycle 

WMC Meetings and Agendas

For more information about the Waste Management Commission please contact Ruth Wardwell at (714) 834-4060 or via email at ruth.wardwell@ocwr.ocgov.com