By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Kosciusko County’s Recycling Depot has hired a new education, outreach and marketing coordinator.
Courtney Zink was introduced during the county’s Solid Waste Management District meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. She worked as Northeast Indiana’s Solid Waste District educator for the last five years.
“I did all of their education and outreach, community events, I did all of their webpage leveraging, Internet presence and some marketing solutions, a little bit of everything,” said Zink about her former position. “All of my professional experience has been in solid waste management education … really knowledgeable on recycling and also composting. I look forward to bringing some more of that education here as well. I’m excited to be here and ready to get going.”
During the meeting, the board discussed establishing a virtual meeting ordinance for the Solid Waste Management District. Kosciusko County Recycling Depot Director Tom Ganser said there are parameters that must be followed in the ordinance, one of which being that 50% of the district’s board members must be physically present at each monthly meeting.
“A lot of times there’s more public participation (at virtual meetings) because someone may have something to say at a public meeting but they couldn’t take the day off to come here but maybe on their lunch hour, they could Zoom in and say something that way,” said City Attorney Scott Reust.
Ganser was given approval by the board to move forward with writing a virtual meeting ordinance.
The board’s next meeting is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9.