This is Waste Not, a podcast engaging start-ups, innovators, entrepreneurs in the RISN Incubator and the Circular Economy thought leaders that support them. We delve into the solutions being transformed from idea to products or services, and what it takes to overcome the challenges of being a circular economy change agent.
In this episode, we meet Brandie Barrett, deputy public works director with the city of Phoenix. RISN partners with the city of Phoenix to give it’s ventures access to the waste streams and diversion methods the city manages every day, and Brandie has been integral with fostering that relationship. Before assuming deputy public works director, she held roles with various city divisions, including the city manager’s office and the library. Prior to her time with the city, Brandie worked with a Native American advocacy group, witnessing how tribal government is responsible for everything on a reservation, and giving her a holistic approach to civic health.