Meet the Team

Jeanette Romano

Jeanette Romano

Executive Director

Jeanette has served the District since 1993.  She currently serves as the Acting Executive Director.  Duties includes; the management of personnel designated to field operations/services, as well as preparing and submitting various State of Indiana required reports. 

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Assistant Director

Position currently vacant

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Clifford Duggan

Clifford Duggan

Director, Business Operations/
Governmental Affairs

Cliff has served the District since its inception in 1991.  He provides direct oversight or assistance with development, management and implementation of policies regarding personnel; budgets; contracts; procurement procedures, District compliance with local, state and federal laws, as well as the direct oversight of local, state and federal government affairs.

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Kiera Hagerman

Kiera Hagerman

Education and Public Information Programs Manager

Kiera has been with the district since 2015 and currently manages the Education team and its programs.   She uses her 20 years of teaching experience and travels to schools in Lake County providing outreach programs which focus on recycling and Zero Waste.  Kiera also manages the District's Public Information Programs. 

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Angela Goodson

Angela Goodson

Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator

Angela joined the District’s education team Spring 2002.  She combines her passion for zero waste with her teaching talent to turn students into stewards of the environment.  She coordinates field trip and summer day camp programs for the Environmental Education Center and reaches out to her community as guest speaker for Lake County groups. 

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Racine Kovach

Racine Kovach

Environmental Education
Center Coordinator

Racine joined the District in 2010 and works with the EEC's fieldtrip groups while also maintaining the District's ReUZ Room.  She is also a member of the District's "Green Team" and is passionate about greening ourselves, our homes, and our community. 

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Office Manager

Position currently vacant

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Troy Taylor

Troy Taylor

Field Operations Program Manager

Troy Taylor is the District's Field Operations Manager and oversees the compost site, battery collections, recycling drop off centers and coordinates with local municipalities for special programs. He also works with the Household Hazardous Waste program. Troy has been with the District since 2016, coming from La Porte County Solid Waste District, where he served at the Compost site Director for 5 years.

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Clarence Alexander

Clarence Alexander

Driver / Operator

Clarence joined the District's team in 2017 as the driver of the box truck.  He assists with the electronics, tire, and battery pick up programs operated by the District. 

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