The Board of Directors of the Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc. includes a representative from the Town of Creighton and the City of Flin Flon as they contribute 27% of revenue.
In 2004, LaVerne became the representative from Creighton.
This was the time when things were evolving. We moved into the new building. Curbside and business pickup services began. Prices for materials were good.
LaVerne quickly understood the ins and outs of the recycling program and recognized its value.
Municipal support was not very strong. Grants remained the same from 2000 until 2007. When the sale prices for materials fell drastically in 2008, a lack of funds threatened to end the community recycling program.
LaVerne resigned as the Creighton Council representative to protest the poor support and to let another member of Council see the value and struggles recycling.
Thankfully he stayed on as a community board member. His contributions at meetings and his promotion of recycling in the community have been very valuable. He has served as chairperson since May 2014.
LaVerne needs to be busy and doesn’t waste time when something needs to be done. He volunteers in many ways every week during the summer from fixing to bagging and baling.
One day in 2014 I commented that bins on wheels to move materials around would make things so much easier. By the end of the week LaVerne had built three bins. There were four more by the end of summer. Now we have 10. These bins have increased the efficient use of space and time incredibly.
LaVerne keeps things cleaned up and organized. He is a very positive encouraging person to have around.
Thank you LaVerne.