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 Concurrent Session: A Plot Twist -- Illegal Dumping

Thursday, April 28, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Capital A Room
       Sponsored by Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan

Moderator: Matt Wolsfeld, University of Saskatchewan

Illegal Dumping Trends and Behaviour Change Campaigns - Adriana Velazquez and Amy Weiss, Metro Vancouver
Speaker picAdriana is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia and a Senior Project Engineer at Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Services. As part of her role at Metro Vancouver, Adriana works collaboratively with member jurisdictions and industry stakeholders on programs and policies to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, currently sent for disposal, with the goal of decreasing waste generation and reaching regional diversion targets. Before joining Metro Vancouver in 2016, Adriana worked in the private sector for 8 years, in renewable energy consulting and manufacturing industry.

Speaker picAmy is an IAP2 certified engagement professional and an External Relations Project Coordinator at Metro Vancouver, where she’s merged her education and communications skills with her passion for sustainability as she leads project communications and campaigns for the Water Services portfolio as well as the Abandoned Waste project. Before joining the Metro Vancouver team, Amy worked in local government for five years leading communication and engagement projects with a focus on policy and community planning. Outside of the office, you can usually find her hiking in the mountains or paddling on the ocean.

Illegal Dumping Surveillance Assistance Program -- Mufon Oton, MMSB

Speaker picMfon Oton is the Business Development Officer with Multi Materials Stewardship Board NL. Mfon is responsible for researching and analyzing new recycling and waste diversion opportunities for the province. He also manages the Newfoundland and Labrador Waste Management Trust Fund (WMTF) which provides financial assistance to aid in the development and implementation of waste management initiatives in the province.


Illegal Dumping TIPS Program -- Kent Volkmer, Pinal County, Arizona
Speaker picAfter starting out as an associate attorney in a small-town general practice law firm, Kent Volkmer helped found a multi-partner law firm where he practiced in civil, criminal, dependency, divorce, juvenile, guardianship, mental health, and probate matters.  In 2016, Kent successfully challenged the incumbent and ran for the office of the Pinal County Attorney. Currently, Kent sits as a Council Member on the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, as well as the Chairman of its Rules Committee.  When he is not busy with his professional commitments, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three sons, as well as volunteering as their basketball coach.   

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