MRC is managed by a nine member Board of Directors (the “Board”). The Board is typically comprised of town managers, public works directors and finance directors from member communities that are elected to staggered three-year terms by the membership. The Board meets regularly on a quarterly basis, with additional meetings and subcommittee meetings scheduled as needed. All members of the Board serve the membership on an at-large basis with a focus on implementation of the MRC mission for the benefit of the entire region.
The management of MRC includes an executive director and administrative assistant that work from an office at 395 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605. Support services are provided by an outside bookkeeper, Maine-based counsel (Eaton Peabody with a principal office in Bangor, Maine), a solid waste industry consultant with technical and financial expertise (CommonWealth Resource Management Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts), a civil engineering firm (CES, Inc., of Brewer, Maine); and specialists in public relations and governmental relations. MRC also maintains relationships with the Maine Municipal Association, the Maine Resource Recovery Association, the University of Maine at Orono and other Maine-based regional and public-sector organizations involved in solid waste management. The MRC operating budget is supported by dues assessed on the members (currently $1.25 per ton delivered); fees from counterparty business arrangements; and support for special projects from reserve funds.