AOR News

Call for 2018 Conference Planning Committee Members

9 Aug 2017


The conference planning committee will be kicking off in early September so now is your chance to let us know if you'd like to get involved! 

Putting the annual conference together is a team effort, and great way to be involved with and support AOR. There are many ways you can help, depending on your interests and what your schedule/time commitment looks like. 

Recycler of the Year: Lifetime Achievement Award - Delyn Kies

18 Jul 2017

This award was given to Delyn Kies in recognition of her many years as a leader in sustainable materials management in Oregon. Delyn helped draft the 1983 Oregon Recycling Opportunity Act, which required cities with populations over 4,000 to provide a minimum of monthly curbside recycling service to all garbage service customers.

Alice Soderwall Reuse & Waste Prevention Award - Oregon Food Bank Network

10 Jul 2017

The Oregon Food Bank Network is made up of 21 regional food banks and approximately 970 partner agencies in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Oregon Food Bank works with partners across the food system collection about 90 million pounds of surplus from farmers, ranchers, fishers, processors, distributors, and grocers.

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