FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2001
Contact: Nghia Nguyen
Tapped For Permanent IWMD Position
(Santa Ana ) - After
serving six months as interim director of the Integrated
Waste Management Department (IWMD), Jan Goss was appointed
director by County Executive Officer Michael Schumacher,
Over the last 11 years with IWMD, Goss has negotiated
long-term agreements between the County and trash service
providers in unincorporated areas of Orange County. In
the aftermath of the County bankruptcy, Goss negotiated
contracts that generate $12 million annually toward bankruptcy
Goss' first nine years with the County were spent as an
executive assistant and later Chief of Staff for former
Second District Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder.
"Her performance while Interim Director of IWMD made
her the likely choice for this position," said Schumacher.
"The vision and leadership she has demonstrated are
exactly what Waste Management needs in the 21st century."
Goss graduated with honors from the University of California,
Irvine with a bachelor's degree in social ecology.