2018 Board Members, (years of term left), Executive Officers

Josh Connell – Lakeshore Recycling Services (2)
Jim Cowhey - Organix Recycling (2)
Gary Cuneen - SGA (2)
Lisa Disbrow - Waste Management (2)
Jennifer Jarland - Kane Co (2) - Chair
Jeannine Kannegiesser - Northern Illinois Food Bank (2) - Secretary
Stephanie Katsaros - BrightBeat (1)
Sara Koziatek - St. Louis Composting (1) - Vice Chair
John Lardner - JPL Environmental Engineering (1)
Kay McKeen - SCARCE (2)
Charlie Murphy – Midwest Compost (1)
Jen Nelson - SGA (1)
Dean Olson - Will (1)
Dave VanVooren - SWANCC (2) - Treasurer
Walter Willis - SWALCO (2)



  • IEPA Permitted Composter Facility MAP created by the Market Development Committee
  • Analysis of the Barriers and Opportunities for the Use of Compost in Agriculture white paper completed. 
  • Green Partner level added to We Compost program
  • HB 4790 passed in both the house and senate and is before the governor - Legislation increases the use of compost in transportation projects at the state and helps create a market for the use of compost in Illinois.  Any state agency that undertakes a landscaping project requiring the use of new or offsite soil for landscape-related use and that is located within 10 miles of any IEPA permitted compost facility shall request a separate bid for compost amended soil as part of that project. 
  • We Compost logo trademarked in 2018


Previous Years

IFSC 2017 Annual Report

IFSC 2016 Annual Report

IFSC 2015 Annual Report

IFSC 2014 Annual Report

IFSC 2013 Annual Report

IFSC 2012 Annual Report