Peter is the Chair of SWAC and has been a member since 2005. Previously he was a member of the Montgomery County SWAC from 1998 to 2000. He is a Senior Analyst at Healthy Housing Solutions. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Director at Westat. Peter's research has supported EPA, DOE, CDC, NIH, and HUD. Before moving to Maryland, he was a Project Manager at the New York State Low Level Radioactive Waste Siting Commission. He holds an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Environmental Science and Political Science. Peter is also currently Vice Chair of the Frederick County Solid Waste Steering Committee.
Pat serves as Vice Chair of SWAC and has been a member since June 2014. He is a life-long resident of Frederick County, having grown up in Brunswick and now living in Jefferson. He is married with two grown children. Pat retired from NRG Energy after 36 years of service in plant operations and environmental compliance. Prior to retirement, he spent 10 years managing construction, operation, and maintenance at three coal ash landfills in Maryland. He has an AA degree in business administration from Frederick Community College.
Tony has resided in Frederick County for 42 years and currently serves as the County Council representative from District 2. A graduate of Linganore High School, he received a B.A. in mathematics and engineering from Belmont Abbey College. He is the owner of Chesky Construction, Inc., and a partner in Affordable Geothermal LLC. Tony and his wife of 24 years, Rebecca, have been blessed with 11 children - seven boys and four girls. His goal is to keep Frederick County moving in a positive direction, to remain a place where his children also would choose to live and call home.
Rolan has been a member of SWAC since 2007. He is a veteran of the United States Navy. Before retiring, he worked for more than 46 years as an electronics technician and as a research and design technical writer. Rolan is drawn to the scientific aspects of waste management, as well as the political process guiding local decision making. He has lived in Frederick County since 1978. He and his wife live in Adamstown.
Zach has been a member of SWAC since 2014 and represents the Large Municipality category. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. A graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, he received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Operations and Human Resource Management from Towson State University. Zach is currently the Superintendent of Waste Collection and Disposal for the City of Frederick. He and his wife Christi have two daughters.
David joined SWAC in 2016. He represents the business/industrial segment on the committee. David is the General Manager with Republic Services (formally Allied Waste Services) responsible for collection operations for locations in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland and in Winchester, Virginia. He also oversees a material recovery facility, or MRF, in Hagerstown. Republic Services is a leading provider of solid waste and recycling services in the United States. David has a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from Ball State University in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana. David and his family moved to the area in 2003 and now enjoy living in the City of Frederick.
Phillip has been a member of SWAC since September 2014 and has been a designate in the Business/Hi-Tech/Financial category for a four year term. He is also a member of the county’s "What's Next?" Solid Waste Steering Committee. He has been a member of the City of Frederick’s Ad Hoc Green Initiative Team since March 2012 and a Neighborhood Advisory Council facilitator since 2002. Phillip has lived in Frederick County since 1999. He is semi-retired from a 40 year career in information technology specializing in financial services and is currently working as a part time IT sourcing consultant. In addition Philip and his wife, Betty are business owners and operators of Hollerstown Hill Bed and Breakfast.
Linda is marketing and membership director for the US Composting Council, a trade organization representing the compost industry. She is a Rodale-Institute certified vermicomposting instructor, and was director of Frederick County’s Office of Recycling from 1990 through 1999 and has run two competitive campaigns for county office. Linda has been a member of the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Commission, and is a member of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Recycling Network and was US director of communications for Canam Steel Corporation, an international steel manufacturer, where she currently serves as consultant.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Maryland and a retired CPA. He spent three years in public accounting before transitioning to a career in the private sector, where he worked at various levels including managerial and controllership positions. His primary fields were with a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and a privately held commercial and residential real estate firm. Matt currently works part-time as a marketing coordinator for a home remodeling company and volunteers with several community organizations. He resides in Urbana with his wife and daughter.
Gene is currently a Law, Advanced Placement World History and Honors World History Teacher at Poolesville High School. He is the co-author of two travel books and a current member of the Frederick County Human Relations Commission, a member of the Board of Directors for the Frederick Center, the Treasurer for the Canal Run HOA, a member of the Executive Committee for the United Democrats of Frederick County, and a former candidate for the House of Delegates, District 4. Gene is married and has been a resident of Frederick County for 11 years. He currently lives in Point of Rocks.
Dave is a retired Federal Employee, having worked as an Army Civilian for over thirty years, retiring as Chief of Training and Education Services. After retiring he spent two years creating a non-profit to support Wounded Warriors and worked closely with other groups supporting veterans. Dave is a Vietnam Era Veteran having served in the Army 1970-1972. He is active in community issues especially when it comes to the environment. Dave lives in Tuscarora with his wife Joan and a bunch of dogs and cats.