Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit 2015

Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit
July 30-31, 2015 | Seattle, WA


Please contact Sara Porter via email or by phone at 312-419-1810 with any questions.
Scroll down for transportation information, a map of key locations, the full agenda, and more.


Thank you so much for joining us at the first annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit. We’ve gathered to discuss the future of green cleaning, come up with bold new ideas, build new partnerships and advance the green cleaning movement. Together we can change the future of schools, making them healthier, safer and even happier places.

We’re seeing more dedication, innovation and support for green cleaning in schools than ever before. This summit is going to push that even further. It’s up to you, the leaders in the field, to lead the way for green cleaning to finally become the norm in schools everywhere. We’ll use information and findings from the summit to inform our ongoing guidance, outreach and education. We hope you’ll take home new ideas and strategies, partnerships and friendships to help your program grow, too.

Parking Information

For attendees not staying at the Silver Cloud Hotel, here are some parking options:

  • Visit the UW-Seattle campus gatehouse on Pend Orielle Road and Stevens Way NE up the hill from the Facility Services Training Center and let them know that you are here for the Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit being held at the Facility Services Training Center. Parking is $15 for the day. You’ll be directed to park near the Padelford Parking Garage or lots N19-N22. It’s a short, five-minute walk from the parking lot to the Facility Services Training Center.
  • Park at the pay and display lot at the corner of Padelford Hall close to the Facility Services Training Center. Machines take both cash and credit, but parking time is limited and you’ll need to refill occasionally during break times.

Airport Transportation

The Silver Cloud Hotel is about 40 minutes by taxi from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA-TAC) and the approximate cost is $60 one-way. Other airport transportation options include shared shuttle services, shared rides and public transportation. Please note, public transportation isn’t consistent at all hours. The Silver Cloud Hotel is approximately 75 minutes to and from the airport by public transportation.

Key Locations

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Wednesday, July 29

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception
Silver Cloud Hotel, Husky Room, 5036 25th Ave. NE


Thursday, July 30

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
Facility Services Training Center, 4515 25th Ave. NE


8:30 a.m. Opening Session – Welcome and Introductions
Nancy Bernard, Public Health Advisor, Washington State Department of Public Health (PDF)


9:45 a.m. Facility Tour


12:00 p.m. Lunch Keynote Speaker
Rachel Gutter, Senior Vice President of Knowledge, U.S. Green Building Council Center for Green Schools


1:00 p.m. The Need for Infection Control in Our Schools
Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of Arizona (PDF)


2:00 p.m. Infection Control

Mervin Brewer, Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District (PDF)

Michael Jones, Director of Custodial Services, Columbia Public Schools (PDF)

Jodi Krause, Assistant Director of Housekeeping Residence Halls Facilities, University of Wisconsin – Madison


2:45 p.m. Break


3:00 p.m. Green Floor Care

Olivia Claus, Manager of Custodial Services, Howard County Public School System

Bill Griffin, Instructor, Renton Technical College (PDF)

Mark Petruzzi, Senior Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Relations, Green Seal, Inc. (PDF)

Patrick Pizzo, Assistant to the Superintendent for Administration and Special Projects, East Meadow Schools (PDF)


4:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Announcements


4:30 p.m. Adjourn


6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Group Dinner
Mamma Melina’s, 5102 25th Ave. NE
Drinks at 6:30 p.m.; Dinner at 7:00 p.m.


Friday, July 31

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast


8:30 a.m. Engineered Water

David Holly, Director, The Ashkin Group

Jeff Johnson, Director of Marketing and Product Management, Orbio Technologies (PDF)

Tommy Little, Associate Director of Building Services, Georgia Institute of Technology (PDF)

Brad Lucas, National Sales Manager, Tersano

Heidi Wilcox, Laboratory Technician/Field Implementation Specialist, Toxics Use Reduction Institute (PDF)


9:45 a.m. Break


10:00 a.m. Workforce Engagement and Training

Mary Agard, Custodial Services, University of Washington

LuAnn Stokke, Director of Strategic Planning, University of Washington (PDF)

Kim Thomas, Executive Director Plant Services, Clarke County Schools (PDF)

Keith Webb, Executive Director of Plant Services, Newport News Public Schools (PDF)

Lucas Wendt, Facility Service Programs Sales Executive, ISSA (PDF)


11:15 a.m. Break


11:30 a.m. Envisioning Your Future Cleaning Program

Mike Sawchuk, Commercial Sector Business Manager, UL Environment (PDF)


12:45 p.m. Lunch


1:15 p.m. Supporting Schools Going Green

Rochelle Davis, President and CEO, Healthy Schools Campaign


2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks


3:00 p.m. Adjourn


Download a PDF of the agenda.

Questions? Contact Sara Porter via email or by phone at 312-419-1810.


Thanks to Our Summit Sponsors


Thanks to Our Local Host


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