Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 14, 2012

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Connie Burns, Georgia County Sanitation Director, SWANA Activist, Dies

Connie Burns, sanitation director for Georgia’s Effingham County and a prominent member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), died Aug. 12 at the age of 43.

Burns also was director of Keep Effingham Beautiful and other environmental organizations, according to her obituary. SWANA held a moment of silence for her during its awards breakfast Aug.14.

Effingham County includes part of Savannah.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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