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CITY RECYCLING COORDINATOR WINS NATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARD
(Wed., July 18, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today congratulated Suzanne Jones, the City's recycling coordinator, who was recognized as one of the top women professionals in the country in the recycling industry and selected as one of 12 professionals for the 2012 Rosie Award by Waste & Recycling News (WRN), a national industry publication.
More than 60 women in the recycling, waste and sustainability industries were nominated for the first-ever WRN Rosie Award, recognizing women who inspire greatness with leadership, work ethic, vision, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
"Suzanne and her team have made great strides in recycling over the past two decades,"
Jones is the recycling branch chief for the City's Department of Environmental Services. She has been at the helm of
Under her guidance, recovery rates as well the public's awareness of recycling and waste-related issues have increased dramatically.
"This honor came as a surprise," Jones said. "I learned my recycling team submitted the nomination, and I'm overwhelmed by their support. The award now means so much more to me."
She has earned national recognition for
Jones has championed
She has been instrumental in establishing and growing curbside recycling on
Jones, who's originally from
Media contact: Markus Owens, ENV Public Information Officer, 768-3454