September 1, 2010

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433



Meridian Seeks applicants for

the Solid Waste Advisory Commission


Meridian, ID – (September 1, 2010) – The City of Meridian is seeking applications from Meridian citizens to fill the newly established Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC).

 It is comprised of private citizens, a City Council member, and several City departments, and works closely with the City’s contracted waste collection service provider.


Commission members are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the City Council and will initially serve one- to three-year terms, with all future appointments serving three-year terms.  The Commission will meet at least quarterly at Meridian City Hall.


Applicants who would like to be considered for appointment to the Commission should send a letter of interest and resume to Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd by Friday, September 17, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. All letters should be sent to Meridian City Hall, 33 East Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded as a farming community in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing cities whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community that has garnered national recognition being selected in 2010 to Money/CNN’s 2010 list of “Top 100 Places to Live in the U.S” and  Family Circle Magazine as one the nation’s  “Ten Best Towns for Families.” For more information about Meridian, visit