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District Information

Mission
The mission of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District is to provide a comprehensive level of Solid Waste Management services to all District residents that strives to be efficient in terms of operations and cost considerations.

History
The Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District (SEARSWMD) was originally created in July of 1989 under the authority of Act 870 of 1989 as one of eight “Districts” in the State of Arkansas.  Act 870 originally named the districts as “Regional Solid Waste Planning Boards”.  Each Board was given specific powers and duties as provided in Act 870.  Some of these duties included preparation of “Regional Solid Waste Needs Assessments” and issuance of “Certificates of Need” to applicants for Solid Waste Disposal Facility permits within their jurisdictions.  Act 752 of 1991 renamed the Solid Waste Planning Districts created by Act 870 as “Regional Solid Waste Management Districts”.  Each district was to be governed by a Regional Solid Waste Management Board.  Act 752 expanded the powers and duties of the districts, as well as allowing the boundaries of the districts to be modified.  Waste tires, composting, recycling and hauler licensing requirements were included in the responsibilities added to the districts as a result of Act 752 of 1991.  The ten counties of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District were the fourth in the state to set up a Board. The Board members are made up of the ten county judges and mayors of the ten larger cities in Southeast Arkansas with three members being at large for a total of 23 members. In July of 1989, the Board members designated the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District (SEAEDD, Inc.) to perform the required Needs Assessment, and to this day the Solid Waste Board is in a working partnership with and under the management of SEAEDD, Inc.

Board of Directors

Chairman - Judge Eddie Best
Vice Chair - Judge Mack Ball
Secretary - Mayor Joe Wise
Treasurer - Mayor JoAnne Bush

The Honorable Eddie Best
Arkansas County Judge
Arkansas County Courthouse
DeWitt, AR 72042
DeWitt Office: 870-946-4321
Stuttgart Office: 870-673-3051
arcojudge@centurytel.net

The Honorable J.W. Green
Mayor of Stuttgart
304 South Maple
Stuttgart, AR 72160
870-673-3535
clerk1@cebridge.net

The Honorable Ralph Relyea
Mayor of DeWitt
120 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
870-946-1776
dewittmayor@centurytel.net

The Honorable Jim Hudson
Ashley County Judge
Ashley County Courthouse
Hamburg, AR 71646
870-853-2000
ashleycountyjudge@att.net

The Honorable Dane Weindorf
Mayor of Hamburg
Hamburg City Hall
Hamburg, AR 71646
870-853-5300
daneweindorf@gmail.com

The Honorable Scott McCormick
Mayor of Crossett
Crossett City Hall
Crossett, AR 71635
870-364-4825
s.mccormick@cityofcrossett.net

The Honorable Klay McKinney
Bradley County Judge
101 E. Cedar Street
Warren, AR 71671
870-226-3853
bc_judge@yahoo.com

The Honorable Bryan Martin
Mayor of Warren
P.O. Box 352
Warren, AR 71671
870-226-6743
bryan.martin1@sbcglobal.net

The Honorable Mack Ball, Jr.
Chicot County Judge
417 Main St.
Lake Village, AR 71653
870-265-8015
chicotjudge@gmail.com

The Honorable JoAnne H. Bush
Mayor of Lake Village
P.O. Box 725
Lake Village, AR 71653
870-265-2228
jbush@cityoflakevillage.com

The Honorable Clinton Hampton
Mayor of Dermott
P.O. Box 371
Dermott, AR 71638
870-538-5251
cityofdermott@sbcglobal.net

The Honorable Stephen Tisdale
Mayor of Eudora
Eudora City Hall
Eudora, AR 71640
870-355-4436
eudoracity@sbcglobal.net

The Honorable Gary Spears
Cleveland County Judge
P. O. Box 348
Rison, AR 71665
870-325-6214
ccjudgespears@yahoo.com

The Honorable Vernon Dollar
Mayor of Rison
Rison City Hall
Rison, AR 71665
870-325-7444
judgevern2003@yahoo.com

The Honorable Jack May
Desha County Judge
Desha County Courthouse
Arkansas City, AR 71630
870-877-2426
janewatkins@deshacounty.org

The Honorable Johnny Brigham
Mayor of Dumas
P.O. Box 157
Dumas, AR 71639
870-382-2121
dumas@centurytel.net

The Honorable Jeff Owyoung
Mayor of McGehee
McGehee City Hall
McGehee, AR 71654
870-222-3160
jeff_owyoung@att.net

The Honorable Robert Akin
Drew County Judge
Drew County Courthouse
Monticello, AR 71655
870-460-6200
drewcojudge@sbcglobal.net

The Honorable David Anderson
Mayor of Monticello
Monticello City Hall
Monticello, AR 71655
870-367-4400
montcity@att.net

The Honorable Randy Pruitt
Grant County Judge
101 W. Center St., Rm. 101
Sheridan, AR 72150
870-942-2551
judge@grantcountyar.com

The Honorable Joe Wise
Mayor of Sheridan
P. O. Box 44
Sheridan, AR 72150-2553
870-942-3921
shercity@windstream.net

The Honorable Booker Clemons
Jefferson County Judge
101 W. Barraque
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-541-5360
countyjudge@jeffersoncountyar.gov

The Honorable Shirley Washington
Mayor of Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff City Hall
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-543-1855
mayor@cityofpinebluff.com

The Honorable Noel Foster
Mayor of White Hall
White Hall City Hall
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
870-247-2399
noel.foster@whitehallar.org

The Honorable Charles Capps
Lincoln County Judge
Lincoln County Courthouse
Star City, AR 71667
870-628-4147
lcjudge@centurytel.net

The Honorable Paul Carter
Mayor of Star City
P.O. Box 219
Star City, AR 71667
870-628-4166
cityofstarcitymayor@yahoo.com

Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District

Physical Address
721 S. Walnut Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6806
Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Email
email@southeastarkansas.org

Telephone
Tel. 870-536-1971

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