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A Few Words About Us

Our Mission


The sole mission of the Bristol Resource Recovery Operating Committee is to represent Bristol Facility Policy Board’s fourteen communities in administering their municipal solid waste disposal process in the safest and most cost effective manner possible.


In carrying our mission, we strive to:
  • Improve the environment
  • Effectively fulfill our municipal responsibility for garbage and recycling
  • Minimize costs to our member communities

Our Board

Since its founding in 1980, our board has expanded from a handful of community members to 16 towns in our geographic area, which stretches from Branford on the coast to Warren and Washington near the New York border, and as far north as Hartland on the Massachusetts border. Each member community in Bristol Facility Policy Board appoints one representative and one alternate to serve on the respective Committees.

All members and alternates serve on a voluntary basis, devote their time to meetings of the Committees and Subcommittees on behalf of their respective towns, and receive no compensation from Bristol Facility Policy Board. The Board provides active, hands-on oversight for all operations of the two organizations, including fiduciary administration of reserves and investments, establishing rates and budgets, scheduling and on-site management of waste collection events, and other functions.


Tom Dunn

Policy Board President

Mayor, Town of Wolcott

Mayor Thomas G. Dunn was born, raised and educated in Wolcott. Prior to being elected mayor in November 2003, Dunn served three consecutive terms on the Town Council, the last as majority leader.

Mark J. Sciota

Policy Board Vice President

Manager, Town of Southington

Mark J. Sciota was hired as the Town Manager on December 11, 2017. Sciota served as town attorney and had been deputy town manager for 10 years.


Ellen Zoppo-Sassu

Policy Board Treasurer

Mayor, City of Bristol

Mayor Zoppo-Sassu has been involved in Bristol politics most of her life and has dedicated herself to making Bristol a great place to live and work.

Denise McNair

Policy Board Secretary

Manager, Town of Berlin

Denise McNair was named town manager of Berlin in November 2008 after four months of service as interim town manager and 15 years as the town’s tax collector.