Meleesa Johnson is the director of solid waste management for Marathon County. She oversees solid waste programming and facilities serving central and north-central Wisconsin. Serving as adjunct faculty at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Meleesa helped create the current curriculum for both the introductory and advanced waste management classes.
Meleesa is in her fifth term as president of Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW), is treasurer for the Solid Waste Association of North America-Badger Chapter and for the Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association. Recently she was appointed to the DNR's Waste and Materials Management Study Group, co-chairing that group. In 2005 Governor Doyle appointed her to the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal. She is the 2012 recipient of the AROW Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award and was awarded the 2017 UW Green Bay Environment and Business Management Institute's Earth Caretaker Award.
Meleesa is in her 4th term as president of Stevens Point Common Council and is in her 3rd term as supervisor for the Portage County Board.