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Mission & Board

KOR is a non-profit (501c3), membership based network of representatives from government, industry, non-profit and public entities and individuals that support environmental stewardship through waste reduction, composting, reuse, recycling, and sustainable efforts in Kansas.

KOR provides advocacy, information, technical support, networking and educational opportunities in partnership with local, state, regional and national organizations.

The Kansas Organization of Recyclers does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, membership, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

KOR is also a member of the US Composting Council and Keep America Beautiful.



KOR Voting Members elect the Board of Directors each year at the Annual Conference. The Board has a maximum of 15 members who serve two-year terms. Terms are staggered so  half the Board members' terms expire each year.  Only KOR Voting members are eligible to serve on the Board.

Board Meeting Dates

The KOR Board meets quarterly. All meetings begin at 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted. Please contact the KOR office to verify the schedule before attending a meeting.

2017 Board of Directors



James Cook (2018)

McPherson Area Solid Waste
1431 17th Avenue
McPherson, KS 67640
fax: 620-241-2640


Will LaFever (2017)

Sonoco Recycling
100 N Halstead St
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Gary Crowley (2018)
Recycle Coordinator
Lane Co. Public Works
P.O. Box 806
Dighton, KS 67839

William Spiegel (2018)
Recycle Coordinator
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS


Joe Jurden (2017)
Cook Paper Recycling Corp.
6901 Shawnee Mission Pkwy Ste 116
Overland Park, KS 66202


Michelle Gundy (2018)
City of Lawrence
Public Works Department
Lawrence, KS 66044

Kristine Hicks (2017)
Washburn University
Topeka, KS

Sarah Krom (2017)
Sunflower Diversified Services
P.O. Box 838
Great Bend, KS 67530
fax: 620-792-4709

Brian Lamer (2018)
PO Box 445
Concordia, KS


Eric Nelson (2017)

University of Kansas Recycling

1503 Sunflower Road

Lawrence, KS 66045


Michelle Goth (2018)
Ripple Glass


Dustin Kalp (2017)
Stutzman Refuse