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The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Authority. The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by: 

City of Marquette (2)

  • Required to be a City of Marquette resident

Authority Board (1) 

  • Required to be a City of Marquette resident

Sands Township (1)

  • Required to be a Sands Township resident

County of Marquette (3), one from each of the following

  • West End Townships resident
  • East End Townships resident 
  • City of Ishpeming or City of Negaunee resident 

The Authority staff reports to the Executive Director who, in turn, reports to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is dedicated to protecting the financial and environmental interests of the Marquette County residents. Board members have strong backgrounds in engineering, business, education, and government, and meet once a month.

The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (Authority) ended the 20th Century with a well-managed waste management system that is poised to serve its constituents’ needs well into the new century. The Authority operates a state of the art landfill that is environmentally and fiscally sound, and has a projected capacity that will last over 50 years.

  • Randall Yelle – Chairperson – 4 years, 7/1/15 – 7/1/19
    Sands Township
    (H): 346-4423 (W): 249-9169 (C): 362-5058
    255 Yelle Road, Gwinn, MI 49841
    Email: mcswmachairman@gmail.com
  • Deborah Pellow – Secretary – 3 year, 7/1/16 – 7/1/19
    County
    (C): 869-5333
    555 County Road PD, Ishpeming, MI 49849
    E-mail: dpellow1274@charter.net
  • Carr W. Baldwin – 3 year, 7/1/18 – 7/1/21
    County
    (H): 485-5756 (W): 485-1011 (Fax): 485-1013
    1900 Cindy Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849
    E-mail: cbaldwin@eci-ish.com

  • Joseph Minelli – 3 year, 7/1/17 – 7/1/20
    County
    (C): 869-3180
    P.O. Box 118, 1101 East M-35, Gwinn, MI 49841
    ​E-mail: jminelli@aol.com

  • Dennis Honch – ​Vice Chairman – 3 year, 7/1/18 – 7/1/21
    Authority
    (H): 225-5019 (C): 250-4543
    1730 Altamont Street, Marquette, MI 49855

  • Amy Manning – Treasurer – 3 year, 7/1/17 – 7/1/20
    Marquette City
    (W): 225-9230
    E-mail: amylmanning@gmail.com

  • Brett A. Schwenke – 3 year, 7/1/16 – 7/1/19
    Marquette City
    (C): 989-600-6135 ​(W): 906-475-7489
    1307 N. Seventh Street, Marquette, MI 49855
    E-mail: brett.schwenke@yahoo.com

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