Notice of Annual Meeting, Voting, and Positions up for Election

This year's Board elections will take place on Thursday, June 8th at 12:30pm during the annual meeting at Sustainable Oregon 2017.

Positions up for election this year include: Education Chair, Fundraising Chair, Legislative Chair, Markets Chair, and Treasurer.

You can read more about this year's candidates here.

All AOR members whose dues are current may vote in the election. Organization members receive two ballots; individual members receive one ballot. Student and senior members are not eligible to vote. If your dues are not current, you or your organization’s designee must make payment to AOR staff at the AOR booth in the exhibit hall no later than 11am on Thursday, June 8 to receive your ballots. If you are unable to attend the conference and are eligible to vote, you may submit a proxy ballot. The proxy ballot must be signed by you (if an individual member) or your primary representative (if an organization member). Email us or call 503-233-3056 to request a proxy ballot or if you have questions. Proxy ballots must be submitted to this email address no later than 5:00pm Tuesday, June 6. You can also send your signed proxy ballot to the conference with another member who is authorized—in writing—to pick up your ballot.

Running for the Board

To be eligible to be a member of the Board, you must either be an individual member or an organizational member’s representative or alternate. As currently practiced by AOR, the first two names listed in the directory are the representative and alternate. If someone from a member organization chooses to run for office, the organization’s representative must notify AOR’s Resource Director to name them as an alternate or representative. This ensures the candidate for an office has the support of the group or corporation. Individual memberships are encouraged for all board members.

If you’d like to be considered for one of the positions up for election, please prepare a short bio and a statement reflecting your interest, along with a picture for the elections brochure. Send your submissions and questions via email or call 503-233-3056.

Nominations received by May 19 will be included in our election information at the conference. Candidates can also throw their hat into the ring up until the annual meeting where we’ll be taking a call for nominations from the floor.

Duties of All Board Members

Serving on the AOR Board is a rewarding experience and provides you with an opportunity to take part in shaping the organization’s future. All board members are generally asked to:

  • Attend and participate in monthly board meetings
  • Attend annual conference, forums, and other AOR sponsored events
  • Attend annual Board Retreat
  • Contribute to the AOR blog
  • Solicit donations and sponsorships from membership for annual conference and other fundraising activities
  • Identify potential new members and assist membership chair in pursuing new members
  • Participate on the Oregon Recycling Markets Development Board (optional)

For more information regarding elections, or board positions, email us.

Position-Specific Duties

In addition to the general Board activities, the positions up for election include the following responsibilities.


  • Organize and chair a committee of association members concerning public education and educational materials relevant to the mission of the organization
  • Assist with special projects related to member education. Relevant projects may include educational member forums, web based education or development of outreach materials to support AOR project

Candidates: Addie Giddings, Recology


  • Develop an annual fundraising strategy that aligns with AOR's strategic goals, mission, and vision, including but not limited to:
    • work with Treasurer and board to establish fundraising goals to maximize organizational income
    • work with Resource Director and Fundraising committee to develop events, solicitations (sponsorships) and other fundraising channels
    • work with Marketing chair to promote these events
    • monitor fundraising efforts to ensure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective
    • actively engage other Board members in fundraising efforts
  • Review and update fundraising strategy on an annual basis
  • Chair a committee to assist with achieving fundraising goals

Candidates: Alex Bertolucci, Washington County and Laura Leebrick, Rogue Waste


  • Serve as liaison between AOR's lobbyist and the AOR Board
  • Keep the AOR Board informed on a regular basis about potentially relevant legislation such that Board members can adequately engage with association members about the issues
  • Organize and chair a committee of association members surrounding potentially relevant legislation
  • Keep AOR membership abreast of relevant legislation
  • Proactively identify issues that AOR may wish to see become legislation

Candidates: Pam Peck, Metro (incumbent Education Chair)


  • Provide regular recycling market reports to the Board and general membership
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement spring and fall forums
  • Chair committees regarding recycling markets

Candidates: Vinod Singh, Far West Recycling (incumbent)


  • Prepare the annual budget
  • Present a monthly financial report to the Board
  • Ensure the presence and proper function of internal controls for an organization of this size
  • Prepare an annual report reviewing the business affairs of the organization
  • Cooperate with the annual review of financial controls
  • Review significant contracts (with resource directors, lobbyists, event planners, etc.) and provide guidance to the chair and other board members with regard to the financial implications of these contracts
  • Take responsibility for compliance with IRS reporting

Candidates: No candidates at this time.