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REOMA Dinner Meeting

April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

April REOMA Dinner Meeting

Date:  April 27, 2017
PLACE:  Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet
2710 South 70th Street
PRICE:  $14.00 per Person
Time:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Conversation
7:00 p.m. – Meeting/Program Begins
8:15 p.m. – Dismissal
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Conversation
PROGRAM:  RecycleLincoln! Ordinance – Some Changes Are Coming!!!
SPEAKERS:  Jon Carlson, Aide to Mayor Beutler and Donna Garden, Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities with the City of Lincoln.

For the April 27th REOMA dinner meeting we will have two guest speakers to discuss the recently passed RecycleLincoln! Ordinance.  This is a topic that has been a “hot topic” lately, and one we all need to know more about.

Now a little background about each of our guest speakers: Jon Carlson has worked in Mayor Chris Beutler’s office since 2008.  Jon runs the Mayor’s Stronger Safer Neighborhoods’ program and also is a liaison to the Public Works, Building and Safety and Planning Departments.  Jon is a REOMA member and a rental property owner.

Donna Garden is the Assistant Director of Public Works and Utilities with the City of Lincoln.  Her primary responsibilities are with the “and Utilities” part of PWU including Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste Operations and Watershed Management.  And recycling is a big part of Solid Waste Operations.

Donna earned a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for many years for Exxon-Mobil and BEI Engineers in Texas before returning to Lincoln working for the Nebraska Dept. of Environmental Quality. Later she managed the State Revolving Fund – providing financing for municipalities’ seeking to improve water and wastewater infrastructure.
In 2014, she joined the city of Lincoln, where she helps provide clean, safe drinking water, the efficient treatment of wastewater, and an efficiently operated landfill for Lincoln’s trash.
Jon and Donna will discuss the recently passed RecycleLincoln! Ordinance which requires waste haulers to offer curb-side recycling to their customers, increases the capacity of the public recycling drop-off sites, and removes corrugated cardboard as an item that can be disposed of in the City landfill as of April 1, 2018. Corrugated Cardboard is the largest volume recyclable that currently arrives at the City landfill (almost 10% of the total waste). They want to continue to talk with REOMA about the needs of multi-family housing during this transition.  How we can work together to educate tenants and provide resources to landlords in order to get corrugated cardboard properly collected and recycled starting in April of 2018.
Remember, we still need to focus on our need to have 50 people dining to guarantee our continued use of the whole party room, a benefit to everyone.
Do you know of someone who might be interested in learning more about REOMA, and perhaps becoming a member?  Please invite them to join you for dinner at the April dinner meeting as well as the program time, which should be a very educational topic for all landlords and property managers.


April 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet
2701 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68506 United States
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