Committees of the MNCC are listed below. If you are interested in taking part in one of the committees, please contact us.
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)
The ICAW Committee works to plan events during the week. This year ICAW is May 5-11. Check out the ICAW page for more information.
Chair: Max Milinkovich
Committee Members: Kala Fisher, Kellie Kish, Jon Klapperich, John Springman, Kelsey Scares The Hawk.
Plate to Garden Compost
Plate to Garden Compost are fundraising events that teach about the complete loop of growing food, eating food, and turning food scraps back into soil to grow food again. The PTG Committee organizes these events and helps out where needed. Visit the Plate to Garden page for more information.
Chair: Marcus Zbinden
Committee Members: Jake Duame, Jon Klapperich, Mia Thomson, Kelsey Scares The Hawk.
Legislative and Environmental Affairs
The Legislative and Environmental Affairs Committee stays up to date on legislature concerning compost state- and nation-wide, and collaborates with the Market Development Committee.
Chair: Kellie Kish
Committee Members: Ginny Black, Tim Goodman, Tim Farnan, Lynn Hoffman, Dan Krivit, Laura Precourt, Maddie Goltz.
The Compostable Products Committee works to stay updated on compostable products being used throughout the world. The Committee learns about changes to the products and product usage to better inform the MNCC and members.
Chair: Mia Thomton
Committee Members: Kala Fisher, Tim Goodman, Kellie Kish, John Springman
The Market Development Committee works on outreach for the MNCC, on industry wide questions, and collaborates with the Legislative and Environmental Affairs Committee.
Chair: Kayla Walsh, MPCA
Committee Members: Tim Farnan, Chuck Joswiak, Kellie Kish, Dan Krivit, Tim Lundell, Max Milinkovich, John Springman, Dustin Montey, Erin Longmore.
Training and Events
The Training and Events Committee organizes the trainings and events that the MNCC puts on. For more information, visit the Events page.
Chair: Ginny Black
Committee Members: Tim Farnan, Tim Lundell, Tom Halbach, Kayla Walsh, Max Milinkovich, Chuck Joswiak, Marcus Zbinden, Jesse Davies
The Communications Committee keeps the website updated, runs the Facebook page, and creates the bi-monthly newsletter.
Co-chairs: Ginny Black
Committee Members: Ellen Tveit, Kellie Kish, Kala Fisher
The Membership Committee works to increase MNCC membership and participation.
Chair: Chuck Joswiak
Committee Members: Ginny Black, Kala Fisher, Lynn Hoffman, Kellie Kish, Jon Klapperich
The Fiancial Committee keeps track of the MNCC finances and expenses.
Chair: Mia Thomton
Committee Members: Ginny Black, Tim Goodman, Kellie Kish, Kala Fisher