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Meet SPU’s New Solid Waste Advisory Committee Members

Seattle Public Utilities is excited to announce the appointment of four new community volunteers to our Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC).

SWAC is an advisory body whose members provide recommendations and advice to SPU regarding solid waste management projects, programs, and policies. Its 13 members represent diverse interests and contribute community, professional, and personal expertise to the committee’s work.

Here are the newly appointed SWAC members:

Joe Camero

Joe, who lives in Pioneer Square, is a Public Sector Manager for WM (formerly Waste Management). He manages the solid waste collections contract between the City of Seattle and WM. An award-winning public relations manager, Joe previously worked for WM in Oakland, Cox Communications, and The California Endowment. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications from San Diego State University. You might bump into Joe around town, either taking photos of the city or volunteering at local nonprofits, the Pioneer Square Residents’ Council and Filipino Community of Seattle.

Aleema Gray

Aleema oversees Amazon’s long-term waste reduction roadmap for Worldwide Sustainability, including companywide waste diversion and waste prevention programs. She is responsible for establishing the standards and methods used to measure and predict waste across all company divisions, as well as implementing companywide processes, tools, and strategies to accomplish waste-related objectives. Her focus on making sustainability resonate with people has led to systematic changes in recycling and procurement programs across Amazon’s last-mile fulfillment network.

Prior to Amazon, she had a decades-long international career of management and leadership roles in the digital and tech industries. She has served in numerous professional volunteer and advisory projects focused on social impact and sustainability. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and anthropology from Binghamton University, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. She also received an Executive Certificate in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from the University of Cambridge.

Logan Harvey

Logan is the Government Relations and Sustainability Manager for Recology King County. He has been in the solid waste industry for more than four years. In his role, Logan serves as the primary contact for 11 Puget Sound cities. He also leads sustainability, outreach, and education efforts with a focus on waste reduction and diversion.

Caitlin Singer

Caitlin, a West Seattle resident, is the Sustainability Manager at Georgetown Brewing. She leads projects related to solid waste, resource efficiency and recovery, and renewable energy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Environmental Social Psychology. Prior to her work at Georgetown, she was farming in Skagit and Whatcom counties. She is passionate about helping Seattle cultivate a more circular economy, a model that focuses on reducing waste through reusing, repurposing, and recycling. Her hobbies include gardening, tending to the homestead, and cycling.

SPU is grateful and honored that this outstanding group of volunteers will be supporting our community-centered, one-water, zero-waste vision. Learn more about the Solid Waste Advisory Committee and ways to get involved. 

By Quinn Apuzzo
Planning and Development Specialist II
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Seattle Public Utilities