Staff

Jerry P. Zona, Director

Years with the Recycling/Solid Waste Department:

  • 1992 – 2001
  • 2006 – present

Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania Senior Certified Recycling Professional with specialties in:
    • Education
    • Enforcement

Current Boards and Committees:

  • Pennsylvania Solid Waste Advisory Committee (2002 – present)
  • Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (2010 – present)
  • Board Proxy, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (2007- present)

Awards:

  • Legacy Award – October 2010 from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Education:

  • B.S. Biology, The Pennsylvania State University at Erie

The Behrend College, May 1991

Related Experience

  • Executive Director, Tri-County CleanWays (2007- present)
  • Project Manager, PA CleanWays State Office (2001-2005)
  • PA CleanWays State Board President (1996 – 2001)
  • PA CleanWays State Board Director (1994-1996)
  • PA CleanWays of Lawrence County Director (1993-2000 & 2002 – 2004)
  • PA CleanWays of Lawrence County President (1996-2000)
  • PA CleanWays of Lawrence County, co-founder, 1993

 

Megan Gahring, Assistant Director

Years with County:

  • 2000 – 2003
  • 2011 – Present

Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania Certified Recycling Professional

Current Boards and Committees:

  • Treasurer, Tri-County CleanWays
  • Board member, Friends of McConnell’s Mill State Park
  • Ellwood City Earth Day Planning Committee

Education:

  • S. Environmental Health Science, Ohio University
  • Graduate studies in Environmental Education at Slippery Rock University

Related Experience

  • Treasurer, Moraine Preservation Fund
  • Member, PA Association of Environmental Professionals
  • 8 years with the Lawrence County Conservation District