David Mazza Retiring From PA Resources Council

The PA Resources Council is preparing to bid farewell to its longtime Western Regional Director, Dave Mazza, who will retire on December 31. Since 2000, Dave's ingenuity, resourcefulness and passion for protecting the environment have left a lasting legacy in western Pennsylvania and far beyond.

Under his leadership, the region has benefitted from the creation of numerous nonprofit organizations (including Construction Junction, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Scenic Pittsburgh, the launch of drive-thru household chemical collections with 3.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals diverted from landfills since 2003 and the introduction of recycling and composting at Steelers and Eagles football games and at dozens of major special events.

"Throughout the past decade, Dave Mazza has done an outstanding job of directing the daily operations of the Western Office by managing staff, developing and deploying programs, securing funding and growing PRC's environmental presences in the Pittsburgh area," according to PRC Board President Dee Alwine.

Dave's career with PRC has included collaboration with numerous corporate, foundation and government entities. Dave has overseen more than a dozen award-winning programs and campaigns including the 2008 Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the 2007 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence and 2010 and 2011 PROP Waste Watcher's Award.

Executive Director Bob Jondreau adds, "Dave leaves a legacy of tremendous accomplishment. We shall certainly miss him as a colleague and friend. He leaves us not only a strong foundation but also a blueprint for the future continued success of the Western Office of PRC. To Dave and his wife Donna much happiness in your retirement. May you enjoy good health and good times as you move on to 'living the dream.'"


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