Xinci Tan, Member since 2018
In 2018 Zero Waste Sonoma hired me to lead SB 1383 implementation efforts. In addition, as the Organics Program Manager, I oversee contracts with the composting facilities who process our residential green bin material, organize compost giveaway events, promote educational programs for home/community composting, and manage several grants, among other things.
I am currently a member of the US Composting Council (USCC) Young Professionals’ Outreach Committee as well as the USCC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee. My experiences in both roles have been deeply satisfying because I get to connect people across the country by fostering relationships while bringing ideas to life. For example, I advocated for and helped to develop the USCC’s first scholarship program, launched in 2022, which pays for a portion or full cost of registration. The scholarship makes the conference more accessible to people who may not otherwise be able to attend.
I wish to take a more active role closer to home, here in the Bay Area, and run for the NCRA board. An active member of the NCRA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, I greatly enjoy the Zero Food Waste Forum webinars as well as the annual Recycling Updates. As a board member, I believe I can lend my skills to help improve programs and shape policy in our region while encouraging equity and access.