Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Environmental Trust is comprised of one representative from each member community government. The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month and the agendas are posted online in advance of each meeting.
Chair, Scott Eudey
Vice Chair, Terry Ball
Treasurer, Tim Doyle
Secretary, Rob Werley
Ellen Bussert is a community volunteer representing the City of Bixby. She is a founding member of the Central Oklahoma Recycling Coalition (CORC) which was instrumental in getting curbside recycling for Oklahoma City, OK and later merged with Oklahoma Recycling Association (OKRA). Ellen was also the first Director of Public Information and Education for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and was with this organization almost 20 years. She is a past member of the Ada Recycling Coalition and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and has been a supporter of the M.e.t. since 1987.
Elected in April of 2015, Scott Eudey is the newest member of the Broken Arrow City Council. Eudey attended the University of Tulsa where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and studied education and music. After earning his Juris Doctorate in 1998 from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, Eudey returned to Oklahoma and made Broken Arrow his home. Eudey started his legal career in 1998 as an associate attorney in the law offices of Jack W. Ross & Associates, located on Main Street in what is now known as the Rose District. Eudey has been the managing partner of Ross & Eudey since 2010 and focuses on estate planning, business development, real estate and contracts.
Charlene began working for The City of Claremore in 2005 as the Industrial Pretreatment/Stormwater Manager. Prior to that, Charlene spent two years with the City of Broken Arrow/OMI, Inc. in the Industrial Pretreatment Department, and 11 years at the Environmental Laboratory now known as Green Country Testing. The City of Claremore’s goal is to educate the public on our role in the sustainability of Claremore’s natural resources and provide the capability of recycling to all citizens. We want to be conscientious of the impact we have on the environment. Claremore is very proud of the M.e.t. and its efforts and is honored to be a member.
Phil began working for Collinsville in 2010 as the Public Works Director. Prior to that Phil worked nineteen years for the city of Claremore working in varying capacities from City Arborist / Horticulturist to Director of Land Management & Code Enforcement.
Rob Werley is the Public Works Director for the City of Coweta. The Public Works Authority is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the water treatment facility, water distribution system, waste water treatment facility, waste water collection system, streets, parks and recreation facilities, solid waste, and the Vernon Cemetery.
Lynn works for the City of Glenpool as the community development director. His other positions have included; engineering, floodplain administration and building inspections. He also holds licenses and certifications in all of these respective fields. Lynn graduated with a degree in chemistry from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and also earned a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Lynn served in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant and also completed a tour of Vietnam.
Christopher is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Jenks. He is responsible for the oversight of all budget and accounting functions for the city, the public works authority and the Oklahoma Aquarium. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s in public administration and political science. Christopher is a Certified Internal Auditor and has held both auditing and accounting positions with the City of Austin, Texas and at Arizona State University. Christopher is also a member of the M.e.t.’s Finance Committee.
Tim Doyle has served as the General Services Superintendent of Public Works in the City of Owasso for over six years. He has responsibilities over the Recycle, Refuse, Streets, Stormwater, and Cemetery operations. He was appointed to the Metropolitan Environmental Trust Board of Trustees on October 16, 2007. He currently serves as the Finance Committee Chairman and is a member of the Fundraising Sub-Committee. He was an accountant for the ONAN Corporation for 12 years before moving to Oklahoma in 1987. He graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1989 and worked for Rhema Bible Church for 12 years before joining the City of Owasso.
Vernon is a veteran of 34 years of service to the City of Sand Springs. Almost 30 years ago, when landfill capacity in the region was facing a critical shortage and there appeared to be no alternatives, Vernon participated in regional meetings seeking to find solutions to that dilemma. Out of those meetings, reducing the volume of waste through recycling became a regional goal, and the M.e.t. was birthed. Vernon is pleased that the M.e.t., under the leadership of Michael Patton, has flourished and made recycling a household word in the Tulsa area, and that the member governments take seriously the challenge of further reducing waste volume through recycling. He is proud to participate in that regional effort as the M.e.t. Trustee for Sand Springs.
Terry Ball, P.E., is the Streets and Stormwater Department Director for the City of Tulsa. He oversees solid waste agreements, ordinances, street repairs, contract management, snow removal and other duties for the Stormwater section. He leads 300 employees.
Fothergill is the Chief Deputy County Commissioner for Tulsa County. He is a graduate of Jenks High School and Northeastern State University with a B.A. in Finance. He is married to Tabitha and has two sons, Everett and Julian. He worked for over a decade at the Tulsa City Council where he was the Director of Constituent Services and the Legislative Liaison. He is a former City Councilor and Vice-Mayor of Sand Springs. John is a member of CTAG, Coalition of Tulsa Area Governments, a member of the Sand Springs Rotary, on the Event Management Team for Oktoberfest, and a former board member of Oklahoma Municipal League.