Congratulations to real estate professional Barrie Herr of Long Realty's River/Campbell office, on being elected as President of the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce in a unanimous decision by the SAGCC Board of Directors. Herr, a long-time Tucson Realtor® and "green" activist, joined the Board in late 2011 and was elected Vice President in 2012. Herr replaces Rick Small, who took over as President in March of 2012.
"The SAGCC is in a strong position, thanks to Rick's leadership, and is poised to move ahead in 2013 with new enthusiasm based on several initiatives and opportunities that he brought to the group," said Herr, whose environmental credentials and vast board experience provide him with the skills to hit the ground running in his new position.
Herr started and operated the Arizona Waste Exchange, which has kept tons of industrial waste out of local landfills and earned him citations from Mayors Volgy and Miller for his never-ending volunteer efforts in recycling and waste reduction. In addition to SAGCC, Herr and his wife and business partner, Janie, are involved with Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Sustainable Tucson and the Green Resource Council, illustrating their continuing efforts to maintain a healthy, thriving and sustainable community.