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Texoma Stakeholders Planning Workshop
June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCOG’s Community & Economic Development and Municipal Solid Waste programs are hosting a joint planning workshop to address two regional concerns that we would like to propel a discussion on.
Planning for a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility
9:00 am – 10:00 am
There is a need for a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in the Texoma region and multiple stakeholders have expressed interest in learning more. We have invited Jack Ranney to give us an overview of what that would entail for cities or counties.
About Jack Ranney
Jack Ranney is the South Gulf Coast Region Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Account Manager for Clean Earth Environmental Solutions. He has many years of experience assisting local governmental entities with HHW and waste management strategic planning and program management, including coordinating HHW collection and programming for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and assisting communities in LCRA’s ten-county district with HHW and municipal solid waste planning. Mr. Ranney has been a member of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association since 1997 and is a member of the Capital Area Planning Council’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Mr. Ranney currently serves as a Board Adjunct to the Board of Directors of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Opportunities – Budget Netrual Improvements
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is a program that stakeholders and business owners in Texoma have expressed interest in. We have invited Charlene Heydinger to give an overview of how a PACE program in Texoma can spur economic development and investment in the region.
About Charlene Heydinger
Charlene Heydinger is president of the Texas PACE Authority, the nonprofit administrator of more than 45 Texas PACE programs. To date, these programs have enabled over $105 million in new property investment in Texas. Ms. Heydinger also serves as the executive director of Keeping PACE in Texas, the trade association that led the legislative effort in support of the Texas PACE Act and the collaboration to create PACE in a Box, the Texas model program of TX-PACE best practices. Formerly, she served as general counsel to House Republican Leader Bob Michel, minority general counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and minority counsel to the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce committees. Ms. Heydinger is a member of the Texas, Washington, DC, Michigan, and US Supreme Court Bar Associations. She serves on the executive board of the Capitol Area Council, BSA and the board of SPEER.