Kathryn Garcia

Interview Highlights

– ”When snow hits you have eight and a half million customers, and their expectations are very high so I have a new respect for the department in terms of how we mobilize all our forces and get out there to fight snow because the expectations are pretty incredible.”
– On winter storm Jonas: It was “a very hard week” and was “a tough storm to fight,” but learned that “forecasts change rapidly sometimes. “They change time, they change accumulation, so you really have to be ready for anything. I’m glad that we were able to pull through and keep New York moving.”

About Kathryn Garcia

Kathryn Garcia before becoming Sanitation Commissioner, Ms. Garcia was the Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.  At DEP she managed staff of 4,000 employees, a $540 million expense budget, and a $1.9 billion four-year capital budget.  Prior to the DEP she spent 10 years as Vice President of Appleseed, the non-profit consulting firm and advocacy organization. At Appleseed, Garcia specialized in economic development strategies and urban planning, working to ensure equity of access and fair allocation of resources to schools and neighborhoods across the city.

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