Senior Waste Prevention Program Manager for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)
Veronica Fincher is a Senior Waste Prevention Program Manager for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), where she has worked for the past 18 years. She began working in 2004 to increase equitable community engagement as part of SPU's Environmental Justice Network in Action Team, and later as a founding member of SPU's Environmental Justice and Service Equity Division and a member of the Hazardous Waste Management Program's Racial Equity Team.
In addition to working directly with communities, she has provided consultation to colleagues and organizational leadership to further increase racial equity within SPU and the Hazardous Waste Program. Veronica has brought her passion and experience in equitable community engagement to her current role focused on waste prevention, where she manages the Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant program that funds community-initiated and led waste prevention projects. She also manages SPU's Love Food, Stop Waste program focused on residential food waste prevention.