The Board of Commissioners

The Authority Board is comprised of two members from the Crescent City Council, two members of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors and one other public member, elected by the other four. Each member is appointed annually, except for the public member who serves a two year term.

In 2017, the Authority Board includes:

  • Commissioner Blake Inscore, Chair (City Councilmember)
  • Commissioner Chris Howard, Vice Chair (County Supervisor)
  • Commissioner Lori Cowan (County Supervisor)
  • Commissioner Jason Greenough (City Councilmember)
  • Commissioner: Eli Naffah
  • Alternate Commissioner Alex Fallman (City Councilmember)
  • Alternate Commissioner Bob Berkowitz (County Supervisor)


Treasurer/Controller : Rich Taylor
Legal Counsel: Martha Rice


Director: Tedd Ward, M.S.
Facilities and Programs Coordinator & Clerk of the Authority Board: Kyra Seymour
Administrative Assistant – Solid Waste  : Katherine Brewer
Account Clerk – Solid Waste : Haley Smith

Gate Attendants

Rita Schmitt
Joseph Hernandez
Bonnie Smith
Darren Davis
Ron Fleshman
Michael McLellan

When & where does the Board meet?

The Authority generally meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Board of Supervisor’s Chambers (981 H Street, Suite 100, Crescent City) starting at 3:30 P.M. Call the Authority office at 465-1100 to confirm meeting times and locations.The North Coast Recycling Market Development Zone includes Del Norte and Humboldt Counties, and within this zone, technical assistance and low interest loans are available to assist eligible businesses planning to use new or additional recycled materials in their manufacturing or packaging. More information on this program is available here.

What Enterprise Systems does the Authority use?

Under section 6270.5 of the California Government Code, the Authority is obliged to describe software systems that store information about the public. The Authority uses two such systems: Scale Management Software from Creative Information Systems, and QuickBooks from Intuit. The information stored in both of these systems is used to track charges and payments from commercial charge accounts. Data is collected daily and these databases are also updated daily. These databases are maintained by staff of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority.