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John Davis
Administrator, Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority


About John

John Davis administers the Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority, a nine-member joint powers authority serving San Bernardino County’s High Desert and Mountain communities. His Authority work includes the High Desert Recycling Market Development Zone, the publicly-owned Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility, and ongoing outreach programs. He has provided program support services to over 60 California local governments; and is an advisor to The Wildlands Conservancy, California’s largest non-profit landowner.

John Davis is:

  • Former President of the California Resource Recovery Association and now a Board Advisor;
  • Past-President of the California Association of Recycling Market Development Zones;
  • Board Member, Californians Against Waste
  • Chair of the ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) Solid Waste and Materials Committee and contributor to ICLEI’s Community GHG Protocol;
  • A main author of ICLEI’s Recycling and Composting GHG Reduction Protocol;
  • Past Co-chair of the Materials and Product Stewardship Working Group for the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum;
  • One the principal contributors to the 2011 US EPA Report “Reducing GHG Emissions through Recycling and Composting”;
  • Instructor for CRRA’s “Recycling and Greenhouse Gas” certification classes;
  • Recipient of CRRA’s Rick Best Award for Environmental Advocacy; CRRA Service Award; US EPA National Notable Achievement Award; and the Inland Empire Leaders of Distinction Innovator/Pioneer Award

ILG Contributions

  • Recycling Advisory Committee Member
  • Webinar speaker
Understanding CEQA Guidelines: What You Need to Know for Recycling Infrastructure Projects

Understanding CEQA Guidelines: What You Need to Know for Recycling Infrastructure Projects

Join us for the Institute for Local Government (ILG)’s free webinar to learn about OPR’s CEQA Guidelines and how CEQA applies to recycling facilities.

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