NCRA has been a Recycling and Zero Waste trailblazer since its inception in 1978. You can help develop the cutting edge by running to serve on our 11-person Board of Directors!

Five or six positions open every January. It’s a two-year working post. As per the current bylaws, attendance at three out of any six consecutive meetings is required – but we prefer you attend as many as possible. Board Members are expected to actively serve on one or more standing committees, take an active role in our annual conference – Recycling Update, and help organize other events including the Board Retreat. New Board members receive mentoring and are not expected to jump in the deep end early on.

The Board meets on the third Thursday of the month via Zoom. Previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings moved around the Bay Area – sometimes in conjunction with tours.  We hope to return to occasional in-person meeting yet plan to provide Zoom access to those who cannot attend in person.

Directors discuss issues, hold debates and influence regional and national recycling strategy. They also:

      • Lead events and webinars on important topics
      • Tour facilities and meet with the operators
      • Engage regional and national industry leaders
      • Work on behalf of colleagues who need a boost
      • Tackle issues that can’t be ignored
      • Track and comment on legislation

Benefits include helping a highly effective group protect and rejuvenate the environment while promoting a waste free economy, as well as free entrance to all NCRA events. Great opportunity to network with movers and shakers. Looks good on your resume as well at interviews and industry meetings.

Nominees must be a member in good standing. We are seeking candidates that are familiar with NCRA and have actively participated in a committee and/or attended at least one board meeting in the last 12 months.

Election Schedule
August                       Election announced via the website, email and the NCRA News
September               Self-nomination period
Mid-October           Candidate Statements posted on the website and in newsletter
Mid-November      Individual ballots sent to current members. Voting ends 2 weeks later.
Mid- December     Results are announced – first to the candidates, then via the newsletter

To nominate yourself, in please submit a campaign statement of 225 words or less via our Contact Page. Early submittals and those longer than 225 words will be ignored. In your statement, please introduce yourself, note how long you have been a NCRA member, list what committees you are on and then tell members why they should consider voting for you. Be sure to read the previous Statements beforehand.

If your NCRA membership has expired or will soon, please Log-in to renew ASAP! This ensures you will be able to run and vote as well as continue to receive the NCRA News and event discounts.