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[greenyes] New Chair elected to CIWMB - Rosario Marin

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For Immediate Release Contact: Lanny Clavecilla
September 21, 2004 Jon Myers
2004-47 (916) 341-6300

Rosario Marin elected to lead state integrated waste management board

SACRAMENTO-Former US Treasurer Rosario Marin has been elected to Chair the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the state's primary solid waste recycling agency.

Ms. Marin replaces Linda Moulton-Patterson, who served as the Board's Chair since August 1999. Board Members elect who fills the position.

"I appreciate this honor and will dedicate myself to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the office," said Ms. Marin, whose agency is specially funded with an annual budget of approximately $186 million and 450 employees. "California is a national leader in the arena of solid waste management and the future promises more exciting accomplishments to come."

The Board is responsible for helping more than 400 cities and counties improve their solid waste diversion rates to meet a 50 percent diversion State mandate; promoting and assisting the development of markets for all recyclable materials and products; permitting solid waste facilities to ensure safe and healthful operations; managing California's annual waste tires; working with school districts around the state to adopt environmental learning curriculums; and helping clean up illegal and abandoned dumping sites.

Ms. Marin was originally appointed a full-time member of the Board on April 22, 2004, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to represent the public. Her term on the Board will run through January 1, 2008.

Prior to her appointment to the Board, Ms. Marin was appointed treasurer of the United States by President George W. Bush in 2001 and served until 2003. She was previously a member of the City Council and Mayor of the City of Huntington Park from 1994 to 2001. Through her service on the council, Ms. Marin has been an advocate of increased recycling and a champion for environmental justice in the community. She also served as a director of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and worked closely with the Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to address local air quality concerns.

Ms. Marin served under Governor Pete Wilson as deputy director of the Governor's Office of Community Relations from 1997 to 1998. She was assistant deputy director of the Department of Social Services in 1997, chair of the Council on Developmental Disabilities from 1994 to 1997, and chief of legislative affairs at the Department of Developmental Services from 1992 to 1993.

Ms. Marin has served as a member on a number of public boards and commissions including as president of the Mayors and Councils Department of the League of California Cities and vice chair of the Latino caucus, chair of the Southeast Community Development Corporation, and member of the California Film Commission. She is a member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, and was formerly on the Board of Governors for Community, Mission and Lincoln Hospitals and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

Ms. Marin received her bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles and completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Ms. Marin is a resident of Huntington Park.

The California Integrated Waste Management Board is the State's leading authority on recycling and waste reduction. It promotes a zero waste California in partnership with local government, industry, and the public. This means reducing waste whenever possible, promoting the management of all materials to their highest and best use, and protecting public health and safety and the environment.

The California Integrated Waste Management Board is one of six boards, departments, and offices within the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA <<>>).

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