Join several experts to discuss PAYT and approaches to politically implementing PAYT in your community.
Jennifer Griffith, NEWMOA
Jennifer Griffith is a project manager at the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate governmental organization that includes the solid and hazardous waste programs in CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT. There she manages a variety of waste-related projects including a two-year project promoting PAYT strategies to communities in three rural areas of NH and VT. Prior to joining NEWMOA in 1995, Jennifer worked for 8 years as a consultant at various firms involved with landfill design, waste site investigation, and cleanup. Jennifer has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of VT and an M.S in Technology and Policy from MIT.
Steve Lisauskas, WasteZero
Stephen Lisauskas leads WasteZero's Government Affairs function and municipal partnerships in the New England, drawing on more than 15 years of state and local government experience. He works closely with state and local officials to help them prioritize waste reduction as an achievable and impactful public policy goal. Prior to joining WasteZero, Lisauskas served several cities and towns in senior management and leadership capacities. Past positions include Deputy Town Administrator in Natick, MA, Chief of Staff and Budget Director in Haverhill, MA, and Chief of Staff in ewburyport, MA. He led two municipal restructurings and participated in two others.. Lisauskas holds two degrees from Syracuse University, a BS in Political Science and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Charles Sumner, Brewster
Charles L. Sumner- Mr. Sumner has been the Town Administrator for the Town of Brewster for 29 years. Mr. Sumner was instrumental in the implementation of the PAYT program in 2013 for the Town which resulted in almost a 50% reduction in household waste. Throughout his career, Mr. Sumner has preserved over 2,000 acres of land for conservation and water protection. Under Mr. Sumner’s direction, a large scale solar array was recently completed at the town’s Recycling Center.