Dar Baas, Director of Kent County Department of Public Works (1st term)
Dar’s focus is the emerging circular economy – providing leadership and visioning to deliver waste diversion, energy recovery, and sustainable materials management strategies through an integrated solid waste management system for business and residents. Through collaboration and innovation, he is challenging the West Michigan community to think broadly about how waste can become a resource rather than a burden.
Darwin (Dar) brings 25 years of environmental management experience in the public and private sector with experience in emergency response, hazardous waste transportation, environmental contracting, industrial cleaning, landfill, transfer station, material recovery and waste-to-energy operations. His work is centered in West Michigan but he is involved in energy and waste policy at a state and national level.
Dar began serving on the WMSBF Board of Directors in 2016.