The Waste Commission of Scott County announced Thursday, Nov. 16, that Bryce Stalcup has been appointed as the incoming executive director of the group.
The commission approved his appointment at its meeting a day earlier. Stalcup will formally start his new position on Sunday, Nov. 26. The decision came the same day the commission unveiled $5 million in new improvements to its Davenport sorting facility.
Commission Chair Bob Gallagher, who is also mayor of Bettendorf, said the board was pleased to appoint an internal candidate with an extensive level of experience and qualifications.
Mr. Stalcup has 17 years of experience in public service and began his career with the commission in 2010. In 2015, he was promoted to recycling operations manager and in January, he accepted deputy director duties as well.
His skills include strategic leadership in operations, collaboration, outreach, financial management, human resources, and administrative and regulatory compliance. Mr. Stalcup is an active member of the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations (ISOSWO), the current treasurer of the Iowa Recycling Association, and serves on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Sustainable Material Management (SMM) – Vision for Iowa initiative.
Mr. Stalcup, his wife Tiffany, and their three children live in rural Scott County, where they enjoy outdoor activities and attending their children’s sporting events. He is an active coach for a local youth baseball league and has a passion for responsible agriculture and preserving the health of the environment. He continues to actively farm on his family farm.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a minor in business administration from Mt. Mercy College.
“As a Scott County, Iowa, native, Bryce’s passion and dedication to the people of Scott County is evident,” said Kathy Morris, the group’s current longtime executive director. “He has extensive experience in solid waste, recycling, and environmental management that will foster growth in our programs and partnerships to provide the highest level of service to the community.”
Ms. Morris will retire from the executive director position on Nov. 24 after decades with the commission.
The Waste Commission of Scott County is an inter-governmental agency whose mission is to provide environmentally sound and economically feasible solid waste management for Scott County. For more information about the Commission, please call (563) 381-1300 or visit www.wastecom.com.