Minnesota Compost Leader Takes the Helm of Foundation Board

Aug. 12, 2014

Black is also a USCC board member and chair of the Minnesota Composting Council.

“Ginny will be an energetic and well-versed leader for this key organization, which leads national organics research and public education efforts,” said Lorrie Loder, president of the USCC. “Having someone as dedicated and knowledgeable as Ginny gives us great confidence that our sister organization’s research mission will flourish, which is critical to the industry’s growth.”

Ms. Black is retired from a career in environmental work with an organics focus, most recently as Organics Recycling Specialist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Her work included advising the private, public and non-profit sectors in reusing and recycling food residuals and non-recyclable paper, as well as assisting compost facilities in Minnesota on best management practices and development of markets for high quality compost.

Along with her leadership of the Minnesota Composting Council, a non-profit organization that works with composters, businesses, and the public sector to divert organic materials to compost facilities, Ginny chairs the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Organization, whose mission is to promote clean water in the Watersheds lakes, wetlands and creeks. For the past 18 years she has also served as a councilmember on the Plymouth City Council and has initiated many environmental initiatives within the city.

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