Jairo Gonzalez

Jairo Gonzalez

Jairo Gonzalez

Speaker | NJ Composting Council and the NJ Organics Recycling Foundation

Demarest, NJ | jairo@njcomposting.com

Jairo Gonzalez, Founder/Trustee/President, NJCC – Along with his team Jairo was able to achieve 501c3 and 501c6 status for two organizations, moving from a committee to a full stand alone USCC chapter. Through these non-profits jairo has worked to assist the state in bringing much needed legislation and regulatory reform suited to developing compost manufacturing infrastructure. He has also worked to bring established educational courses to NJ and develop new courses such as a 2021 NJCC ASP Composting course and a 2020 Principles of Compost Manufacturing course alongside the CREF. Additionally, Jairo has developed and designed, cost effective, food waste and organics recycling programs both in urban/rural settings with the goal of creating healthy soils, sustainable businesses and food waste reduction programs for over a decade. He holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Session Code: 4B

Track: Chapter & Member

Session Name: Fundamental Structure of a Strong Chapter

Session Time: Wednesday, January 26, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Presentation Title: Fundamental Structure of a Strong Chapter

Presentation Description: This workshop is designed to provide chapters and potential new chapters with the basics of what is needed in order to start and maintain a strong non-profit. This includes basic business model and governance (corporate non-profit structure, managing and recruitment of a board, establishing alliances, developing bylaws, IRS form 1023s, budgeting & forecasting, raising funds, managing employees and volunteers)