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MARR is made up of individuals who are responsible for recycling and waste management in municipalities as well as industry partners involved in these processes. This is a collegial group who bring innovations in recycling and waste management and share with other members.

Results and Adjournment of 2020 MARR Annual General Meeting process

Due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by concerns over COVID-19, the business of the 2020 MARR Annual General Meeting and Director Elections process was conducted exclusively through proxy voting following protocols established in MARR by-laws (Interested members can read about how this year’s AGM process meets MARR by-laws below).

The AGM process is now complete. Results are as follows:

ü AGM quorum was achieved - Total proxy votes received = 25 (43% of eligible voting members participated)

ü PROXY VOTING ITEM #1 – MARR Financials for the December 31, 2019 fiscal year have been approved (19 of 25 received proxy votes were in favour. There were no votes against. 6 proxy votes left this section blank)

ü PROXY VOTING ITEM #2 – Six candidates were elected by majority vote to the available positions for the 2020/2021 Board of Directors. Including directors who enter the second year of their current term, the 2020/2021 MARR Board of Directors will consist of the following:

§ Art Goudy, RM of Rockwood

§ Orest Horechko, RM East St. Paul            

§ Christine Major, Portage and District Recycling Inc.

§ Darryl Marsch, Eastman Recycling Services Inc.

§ Deb Odegaard, Flin Flon Recycling Centre

§ Pam Richardson (formerly Penner), City of Brandon

§ Dany Robidoux, Eco-West Canada

§ Dave Sutherland, RM of St. Clements

§ Billie-Jo Thompson, Thompson Recycling Centre Inc.

§ Eldon Wallman, City of Steinbach

*MARR extends a very special thank you to all candidates who let their name stand for election this year.

This email message marks the official adjournment of the 2020 Annual General Meeting process and will be recorded to the MARR minute book. We thank members for your participation in this year’s AGM, and your patience as we all look forward to returning to our normal programming and events once it has been deemed safe to do so.


About this year’s AGM process:

March 8, 2020 - Formal notice of the 2020 AGM sent to members in good standing

March 23, 2020 - Members were advised that due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by concerns over COVID-19, the business of the 2020 MARR AGM and Director Elections process would be conducted exclusively through proxy voting.

April 8, 2020 - Voting instructions and copies of AGM information materials were sent to members with copies of information materials and voting instructions. Proxy voting window opened.

April 28, 2020 - Voting window closed midnight April 28, 2020.

April 29, 2020 – AGM quorum requirement confirmed and proxy votes counted and verified

April 30, 2020 - Results communicated to members


The 2020 AGM  was coordinated on behalf of MARR by Mike Fernandes of StrategyMakers Consulting Inc. 

2019 MARR Forum Proceedings posted...

Click Here To View Session Presentations online

Thansk for attending 2019 MARR Manitoba Community Recycling & Waste Reduction Forum.

This year the Forum was held on October 29th and 30th, 2019 at CanadInns Polo Park in Winnipeg.

Not a MARR member yet? Join now! https://www.marrmb.com/join.html
Your annual membership in MARR offers your community/organization access to a special, discounted rate for all of your employees and elected officials. That means you can send as many representatives as you like to the Forum at the discounted member rate.

MARR's annual Forum has become the premiere learning and networking opportunity for anyone involved in Manitoba's recycling and waste reduction sector. Last year's Forum was a highly successful, two-day event that attracted over 170 participants as well as many wonderful sponsors and exhibitors at the trade show. (You can still view event proceedings at http://www.marrmb.com/fall2017/index.html?

We are pleased to announce the dates for this year's Forum have been set for November 7th and 8th, 2018. The Forum will take place in Winnipeg. Mark your calendars, share the date with your colleagues, and plan to join us in Winnipeg. We'll be sending more details as they take shape.

"every year I learn something new, get important updates, and have returning opportunities"

"all presenters were excellent and the tour was fantastic"


MARR Constitution and By-Laws

have been approved.

 Bylaws & Constitution 

Please direct comments to:
Deb Odegaard email: recycled@mymts.net