Executive Search Underway At Solid Waste District

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October 1, 2014 — Lakeshore Public Radio — The process of finding a new permanent executive director of the Lake County Solid Waste Management District got underway Tuesday, with the intent of having that person hired and on the job early next year.

A three-member search committee talked with Bill Moreau, an Indianapolis attorney hired by the Board to work with them on special projects.  Moreau will review the executive director’s job description and an employment agreement and send a revised version back to the Board for its review at the October 16th meeting.  A proposed timetable calls for interviews of finalists chosen by Moreau to be conducted in December.

The Board is considering a new executive salary range of between $65-thousand and $75-thousand a year, and they’ll expect a lot out of the person that they hire.  Solid Waste District Board member and Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub says the ideal candidate should be able to lead the development of a new comprehensive solid waste plan for Lake County.  That person must also be experienced in all aspects of solid waste management and should hold a degree in environmental engineering.  Scheub says he’s confident that the job will attract a wide range of applicants.

Former Executive Director Jeff Langbehn received a salary of more than $107,000, but he was the solid waste management district’s only chief executive since it was created in the early 1990s. The district Board of Directors terminated his contract on September 4.


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