The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present David Adler of Waste Management as our Ambassador spotlight for July 2017. Dave has worked for Waste Management for over 3 years, the first 2 years of which in Oregon where he managed a landfill. Originally from the Bay Area, Dave and his family were itching to get back to California, so when an opportunity opened up in Nevada County, he jumped at that chance.
Dave has had a lifetime of waste industry experience before joining WM. His family owns a waste and recycling collection company in the Bay Area called Garaventa Enterprises. He worked part-time there as he completed his college education. Upon graduating from college in 2001, he worked within the family business until 2014. Feeling the need to broaden his experience and education, he found employment with Waste Management and feels fortunate to be part of the team.
When asked what sets Waste Management apart from the competition, Dave replies technology, uncompromised focus on safety and the dedicated workforce. Waste Management is the largest company of its kind in the United States and that give it the resources needed to invest in the latest technologies to improve service, reduce impacts on the environment and keep our community safe. Driver cameras, automated cart loaders and natural gas powered trucks are just some of the innovations Waste Management has invested in to ensure communities like Grass Valley receive the best service possible. And, the drivers are the best!
Dave and his wife moved to Nevada County in August of 2016 with their two boys. They have since added two more children to the family, a girl and boy – Twins! They immediately fell in the love with the area when they first visited after being offered the District Manager position. Not only is it a great place to live and raise a family, Dave feels that he can help our community and make it an even better place.
If there was one thing that you would like people to know about you, what would it be? Dave is so excited to be working and living in this community. Passing on his knowledge and experience to his team is something he is passionate about and brings him joy.
When not chasing after their 5-year-old, 2-year-old, and 3-month-old twins, Dave and his wife enjoy date nights and dinner at Kane’s or Cirino’s.
We recognize the important and vast contribution Dave makes to the Ambassador group within the Chamber of Commerce as well as within our wonderful community.