Board of Directors

OCRRA’s Board of Directors is made up of respected community leaders who have been appointed by various elected county and city officials. Representing the entire community, they’re always advocating for the environmental interests of their neighbors. Each member serves a three-year term and continues to hold office until his or her successor is appointed.

The Board and its committees convene on a regular schedule, which you can find on our meetings page. All meetings are open to the public at OCRRA’s Main Office. Contact OCRRA's Board Secretary for more information.

John Copanas

Board and Governance Chair
Appointed By: City of Syracuse

John Copanas has served on the Board since 2003. He is the clerk for the City of Syracuse.


Jeanne Powers

Vice Chair
Appointed By: County Executive

Jeanne Powers has served on the Board since 2016. She is a sanitary engineer for the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection.


Khristopher Dodson

Treasurer
Appointed By: City of Syracuse

Khristopher Dodson has served on the Board since 2010. He is the associate director of Syracuse University's Environmental Finance Center.


Anthony Geiss

Appointed By: Town of Van Buren

Anthony Geiss, Jr. has served on the Board since 2017. He is retired from the Onondaga County Water Authority where he was deputy director and chief engineer.


Travis Glazier

Appointed By: County Executive

Travis Glazier has served on the Board since 2015. He is the director at the Office of the Environment for Onondaga County.


Jonathan Kelley

Audit Chair
Appointed By: Town of Onondaga

Jonathan Kelley has served on the Board since 2004. He owns and operates Kelley's Restaurant in Syracuse.


Lee Klosowski

Appointed By: County Executive

Lee Klosowski has served on the Board since 2009. He is the director of energy and sustainability in the Onondaga County Office of the Environment.


Donald Lawless

Appointed By: County Legislature

Don Lawless has served on the Board since 2009. He is a retired director of Purchase for Onondaga County and a retired US Army colonel.


Jessi Lyons

Appointed By: City of Syracuse

Jessi Lyons has served on the Board since 2016. She is a farm coordinator at the Brady Faith Farm and founding member of Syracuse Grows.


Ravi Raman

Administration Chair
Appointed By: County Legislature

Ravi Raman has served on the Board since 2004. He is president of RAM-TECH Engineers.


Michael Reilly

Finance Chair
Appointed By: County Executive

Mike Reilly has served on the Board since 2009. He is the partner-in-charge of the Tax Department at Dannible & McKee.


Jeffrey Wright

Recycling / Operations Chair
Appointed By: City of Syracuse

Jeff Wright has served on the Board since 2015. He is retired from the City of Syracuse.


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