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.


Anthony Geiss

Board Vice Chair
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.


Donald Lawless

Treasurer
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.


Bob Andrews

Appointed By: City of Syracuse

Bob Andrews has served on the Board since 2019. He is the director of intergovernmental affairs and shared services for the City of Syracuse.


Alberto Bianchetti

Appointed By: County Executive

Alberto Bianchetti has served on the Board since 2019. He is the CNY Regional Director of Customer and Community Management for National Grid. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York.


Robert DeMore

Appointed By: County Legislature

Robert DeMore has served on the Board since 2019. He is currently the attorney for the Southern Onondaga Trash System, the Town of Fabius and the Town of Tully.


Joe Driscoll

Appointed By: City of Syracuse

Joe Driscoll has served on the Board since 2018. He is a Syracuse Common Councilor (5th District) and is the Director of Uplift Syracuse a progressive advocacy group. Joe is also a successful musician.


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.


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.


Jessi Lyons

Recycling/Operations Chair
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.


Blair Page

Appointed By: Town of Onondaga

Blair Page has served on the Board since 2017. He is a faculty member in Le Moyne College's Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.


Ravi Raman

Finance Chair
Appointed By: County Legislature

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


Jerusha Thomas

Appointed By: City of Syracuse

Jerusha Thomas has served on the Board since 2018. She is a campaign manager and former Director of Corporate Compliance for H.O.M.E, Inc.


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