Meet the 2014-15 At-Large Board Candidates

About the Election

According to NYSAR3's by-laws, the four At-Large Board Members are elected by the general membership; two each year, for two-year terms.
Electronic voting (including a write-in option*) for the two open seats will begin on Wednesday, November 2nd at 12:00 pm and will close on Friday, November 4th at 12:00 pm. 
You will receive an email message from NYSAR3 through "BallotBin" containing poll access information unique to you by Tuesday, November 3. We will be unable to provide you with replacement ballot access information so please do not delete or lose this message. ***Please ensure that is in your email White List to reduce the chance of the ballot being flagged as junk mail.*** Be sure to check your spam filter if you do not see the email in your inbox.
For members attending the conference, a computer kiosk will be made available for the duration of the conference.
Votes will be tallied and announced at NYSAR3's Annual Meeting on Friday, November 4th.
Your vote in the NYSAR3 Annual Election is very important. The Annual Meeting is the only opportunity for members to fill At-Large seats. Even if you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person, please be sure to cast your vote electronically and support our nominees.
*Note: If you choose to write-in a candidate, it will not be visible to other voters - so we will tally multiple write-ins for the same person.

Ann Fordock

Recycling Specialist II
Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency

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Ms. Fordock has over 8 years’ experience in the fields of waste reduction, recycling and solid waste management for the municipal sector. As a Recycling Specialist for OCRRA, Ms. Fordock helps manage the Agency’s award winning and nationally recognized recycling programs; with responsibilities of apartment and multi-family housing recycling, education and support, curbside household battery collection and recycling, contract and facility relations for the processing of the community’s residential recycling, municipal hauler and public works coordination, OCRRA’s Earth Day Litter Collection events and coordination along with assisting the management team with OCRRA’s Award Winning Composting Program by providing education, management, and marketing support. Ms. Fordock’s passion for recycling and program implementation has helped the Agency garner numerous awards over the past few years. A few of those latest accomplishments are: 2015 Greening USA – Sustaining Our Community Award – OCRRA Earth Day Litter Cleanup and 2016 Waste360 - 40 Under 40 award winner. 

Dan Lilkas-Rain

Recycling Coordinator
Town of Bethlehem, NY

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Dan Lilkas-Rain is the Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Bethlehem, NY, and the most recent chair of the Albany County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Dan currently serves as an at-large Board Member for NYSAR3; chairing the organization’s “Re-Clothe NY” Textile Recovery Campaign and Textile Committee, and co-chairing the Green Schools Committee. He had the honor of helping to accept a 2015 EPA Environmental Champion Award on behalf of NYSAR3 and the Re-Clothe NY Campaign for the team’s accomplishments, and of receiving a 2015 New York State Senate Legislative Resolution for his, the Town’s and the Campaign’s work with textile recovery. Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Psychology from Alfred University, and a 20-year background in environmental education and outreach. He finds joy working with local residents, businesses, and NYSAR3 members on recycling and sustainability issues, and is excited for the Town’s new food scraps composting pilot.  Dan is grateful for everyone’s accomplishments together so far with Re-Clothe NY, and hopeful for the future!

Melissa Young

Assistant Director
Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center

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I have been working with NYSAR3 since 2009 first as an active member, then as a Board Member starting in 2014. I work for Syracuse University's Center for Sustainable Community Solutions where I have worked closely with NYSARto develop waste reduction, recycling, and composting educational programs and campaigns throughout New York State. I facilitated the first year of NYSAR3s Textile Recovery Campaign, which achieved an Environmental Champion award for broad community engagement and materials diverted. In partnership with NYSAR3, I worked with a team of partners to create and launch the successful NYS Organics Summit in 2015 and then another one in 2016. I received an MS in Natural Resource Management from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in 2008. I look forward to continuing to serve on the NYSAR3 board and to further champion efforts in waste reduction, recycling, and composting throughout New York State.