Mr. Smithberger has over 30 years of experience in management and leadership of complex Solid Waste Management Systems. He currently works as the Director of Solid Waste for Mecklenburg County NC and he previously worked as the Director of Solid Waste in Fairfax County Virginia, where he retired from after 28 years of service in 2011. Both jurisdictions are the most populous regions in their respective states.

He is well versed in working with industry on the complexities of solid waste management, seeking local ordinances that increase recycling and sustainability, but are also workable in the community.

Jeff has both an engineering and business background from Virginia Tech, where he attended and graduated from before the school’s football team became popular. He has two grown daughters, the oldest who also works in the solid waste field in VA and the youngest is finishing her graduate studies at James Madison University