Randy Russell, Member since 2012
After a decade as a NCRA member, I feel that it’s time for me to step up my involvement, deepen my commitment, and run for the Board! I am Randy Russell and as a Zero Waste consultant and contractor in the Bay Area for 10+ years, I’ve been fortunate in providing sustainable materials management services to a variety of public agencies and private businesses:
• CalRecycle’s waste tire management program, market analysis and outreach
• Architect firms with continuing education on recycled-content building projects
• Leading or supporting residential and commercial waste characterization projects in CA, MN, and WA
• StopWaste with waste minimization grants assistance
• Several cities with AB941, AB1826, and now SB1383 rollout
• Local C&D debris management ordinance development
• Third-party verification of recovery performance at C&D debris recovery facilities
My run for the Board isn’t just about the value that I think I could bring to the table, it’s also about the value that I receive from NCRA: strengthening relationships with friends and colleagues in the industry, reinvigoration towards our common goals, education and awareness of policy, industry practices, and current events. One of the proudest accomplishments in my adult life was in service to NCRA with the support to make a Prop 67 campaign video as well as serve as a member of the NCRA Players. If elected, I will bring enthusiasm, creativity, and a collaborative spirit! Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Jessica Jane Robinson, Incumbent, Member since 2012
I’ve been an NCRA member since 2012, serving as Vice President (4yrs), Treasurer (4yrs). Now serving as President, I would like to honor my mentors and past leaders of NCRA’s legacies while contributing my unique experiences, passions, and insight as an environmental advocate and community leader. My goal is to lead with my strengths and support the board and committees so they can shine in areas of their excellence while we can continue the history of helping pave the way for zero-waste. One passion I want to bring to my legacy as NCRA’s President will be to continue to engage youth in becoming leaders in waste reduction and sustainability and inspire them to become ZWUSA and NCRA members and leaders of the future.
Spoke at the UN and represented as NCRA VP in 2019
NCRA was a sponsor for Earth Day SF 2019; our logo was on Muni buses when my superhero alias, Resilience, emcee.
ABC Channel 7 interviewed me as NCRA Vice President about Zero Waste in the Bay Area.
As Treasurer, I helped organize NCRA’s finances.
I advised NCRA to become the first sponsor of Girls Inc of the Island City’s youth’s annual Ethical Fashion Show.
Committees Served: Zero Waste Schools, Social Media, Executive Committee, Finance Committee
I hope to serve another term.
Lori Marra, Member since 2006
I previously served on the 2019 NCRA Board and on the Elections Committee for years. I would like to serve on the Board again to find different ways to tackle environmental problems. There are so many options to focus on—finding ways to reduce food waste, single-use disposable plastics, supporting legislation, and striving to remove every speck of organics from the garbage. It’s a big, never-ending job. From advocacy to Zero Waste, everyone can make a difference and we have to find ways to engage more people.
For 15 years, I’ve worked in Fremont on residential, commercial, multi-family and construction debris programs. Currently, I am the Vice-President of our employee union, representing 200 people. I’ve organized large and small events, created outreach and conducted training. To me, nothing beats talking to people face to face, to meet them where they are, and look for any way to improve. I love it when I get tips on how I can become a better environmentalist, and a better person.
I want to work with innovative people who have great ideas and a passion for the environment. I would be honored to join the board and lend my support to the amazing work of the NCRA board.
John Moore, Member since 1992
I solicit your vote to return me to the NCRA Board. I served on the Board from 2007-2019. By then I needed a rest.
I formed the Zero Waste Advocacy Committee and have been its chair or co-chair for over 10 years. When the pandemic shut down in person conferences and tours, I started the monthly ZWAC Show podcast/webinar/zoom thing, highlighting the groundbreakers of Zero Waste practice and principles and pairing them with today’s entrepreneurs in resource recovery. Speakers on the show have discussed using ocean plastic litter as content for cannabis packaging, carbon sequestration which has the potential to reverse climate change, creating fungi tailored to remediate toxic waste products, engaging and training the unhoused to sort and recover mixed discards, and promoting the upcycling of food products that would otherwise be wasted. If you have enjoyed one of these shows, please vote for me.
I believe that NCRA should reach out to entrepreneurs in resource recovery because if you want a circular economy you first need to have an economy. I have done much work for NCRA over the last 30 years as a Board Member and general legal counsel. I have renewed energy to rejoin the Board. I also hosted the Green Drinks afterparty for Recycling Update for many years. If you attended one, I likely bought you a drink.
David Hott, Incumbent, Member since 2019
With an educational background in Collaborative Health and Human Services from the University of California Monterey Bay, I bring extensive work experience in food recovery and corporate leadership. As a certified Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices, I offer an energetic viewpoint that can enhance collaboration efforts toward Zero Waste. I began my journey into reducing GHG by being part of the beginnings of, which was created by my close friend Doctor Nancy Fishman the founder of Forgotten Harvest.
I serve as the Director of Operations at Loaves and Fishes in Silicon Valley, the home of the A La Carte Program of Loaves & Fishes. I hold a Board Position on the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) and am certified as a Practitioner in Zero Waste Principles and Practices from SWANA. A San Francisco Bay area native, David spends his free time as a wilderness guide in the backcountry of Yosemite.
My entry into the efforts toward Zero Waste began with a new chapter in my professional development. The responsibility I have in becoming a larger part of the solutions for climate change influences my decision to become an active member of NCRA. I would be humbled and extremely honored to become a member of the Board of Directors of this wonderful organization.