Region M Waste Management District Services the Counties of Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton, and Vernon in Southwest Missouri.
Region M aims to reduce solid waste in landfills through source reduction, recycling and programs designed to educate the public about the importance of conserving and recycling. We provide grants to entities that help divert solid waste from landfills.
In 1990, to facilitate regional planning for solid waste management, the Missouri General Assembly passed SB530. This law provided guidelines for the formation & operation of 20 solid waste management districts within the state. The REGION M Waste Management District was formed pursuant to RSMo., Section 260.305, and is officially recognized by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).
The REGION M district includes the counties of Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton, Vernon, and their participating cities. Participation is voluntary and is formally established through a resolution of adoption filed with the district office by the member governments.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe Hardin, Chairperson - Vernon County Presiding Commissioner, Represents Vernon County
John Bunch, Vice-Chairperson - McDonald County Commissioner, Represents McDonald County
Tom Short, Secretary/Treasurer - City of Carthage City Manager, Represents the Cities of Jasper County
John Bartosh - Jasper County Presiding Commissioner, Represents Jasper County
Rauni Brown - Bronaugh City Clerk, Represents the Cities of Vernon County
Alan Cook - Newton County Commissioner, Represents Newton County
Keenan Cortez - Joplin City Council, Represents the City of Joplin
Lewis Davis - Mayor of Noel, Represents the Cities of McDonald County
Mike Davis - Barton County Presiding Commissioner, Represents Barton County
Ira Hawkins - Mayor of Granby, Represents the Cities of Newton County
Russ Worsley - City of Lamar City Administrator, Represents the Cities of Barton County