We're excited to welcome Shelby Wright, Casella Waste Systems Eastern Region Manager of Engagement, to our Program Committee!
Shelby Wright - Casella Waste Systems, LLC
Shelby is a passionate environmentalist that “talks trash” for a living. As the Eastern Region Manager of Engagement for Casella Waste Systems, LLC, she oversees governmental affairs, public relations, and community education and outreach initiatives for the Vermont-based waste management company in Maine.
Prior to joining Casella in January 2021, she was the Director of Community Services at Coastal Resources of Maine, a recycling and solid waste processing facility in Hampden, ME from 2018 – 2020. There she managed all aspects of public affairs for the plant as well as governmental affairs, business development, commercial contracts, and commodity marketing.
From 2015 to 2018, she was Director of Communications and Development for Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA.) At MRRA, she led education and outreach initiatives, organized events including the annual Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Conference and Trade Show, and headed up governmental affairs for the statewide recycling and solid waste industry non-profit.
Shelby has served the Town of Hampden, ME as a Councilor at Large since 2011 and has just completed her last term wherein she presided as Mayor during 2021.
She currently serves on the ME Climate Council Industrial Innovation Task Force and is the lead organizer for Maine Recycles Week.
Welcome to the team, Shelby!