Brett Mons is the New York City based Senior Manager of the Strategy Delivery Unit at 100 Resilient Cities. Prior to joining 100RC, Brett was Senior Manager of Commercial Recycling Programs for the New York City Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability. In this capacity, he led a team in re-writing and promulgating the rules regulating commercial recycling and food waste collection in all five boroughs of NYC. He also developed and directed the program which operationalized those rules, affecting all commercial establishments which are responsible for generating 50% of the city’s solid waste. Before leading Commercial Recycling Programs, Brett worked on the successful Curbside Organics Collection Pilot for the Department of Sanitation where he focused on recruiting high-rise residential buildings, but also influenced pilot design and evaluation, truck routing, data analysis and management, and public outreach.
Prior to moving to New York City, Brett served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania. As a Community and Organization Development Volunteer, he assisted the town of Rubik in governance, capacity building, and solid waste management initiatives. He also worked on a nation-wide trail mapping project to encourage tourism and environmental awareness.
Brett graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ with a B.S. in Regional Development before going on to earn a master’s degree in Urban Planning, specializing in international development, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.