Editorial Director/Associate Publisher, American City & County
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Background Check on Bill
Bill Wolpin is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Director of American City & County,Government, Product News and Government Procurement magazines. Bill has judged several national magazine and engineering award competitions, and has been a speaker at the magazine industry’s leading conference as well as several solid waste and government association events. His magazines have won more than 80 national, regional and state awards for excellence, including a 2001 Jesse H. Neal Award for his editorials in Waste Age, four Folio Gold Editorial Excellence Awards and a Gold Ozzie. He also was a 2005 Neal Award finalist for his editorials inAmerican City & County.
Bill has received an employee excellence award, a CEO Award and was a finalist for employee of the year. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Lawrence Lecture award, the highest honor bestowed by the Solid Waste Association of North America. In 2006 Magazine Association of the Southeast, where he served as president and member of the executive board, selected him for its Hall of Fame.
Three proudest career accomplishments:
Assisting the US Congress in passing a bill prohibiting the use of refrigerated trucks to backhaul solid waste;
Earning more than 100 national and regional awards for the magazines and online products that we produce;
Placing very talented young editors in positions they can grow professionally.
Most interesting government stories that you have covered:
American City & County wrote about the looming and growing problem concerning government pensions in about 2005 thanks to a tip from a friend at the ICMA-RC;
We also covered a year or two later a story about the pharmaceuticals that remain in our water even after cleaning it from human waste and flushing old pills, a tip from WEF;
the legal but unsanitary practice of backhauling solid waste in trailers that had just hauled food (can’t tell you which solid waste friend told me that one);
a story about landfills accepting treated wood, which is preserved with arsenic. There are more, but those come quickly to mind.