Kim Braun, Environmental Programs & Operations Manager, Culver City Public Works, California
Kim Braun is responsible for the waste, recycling and organics collections program city wide, the 500-ton-per-day transfer station and stormwater projects and programs. Ms. Braun more recently served as the Resource Recovery & Recycling Manager for the City of Santa Monica and has served in that capacity since 2009. The City provides waste, recycling and organics waste collection services for approximately 93,000 residents and 3500 commercial accounts, bulky item collection, citywide street sweeping, pressure washing and household hazardous waste curbside collection services. Ms. Braun began her Santa Monica career as the materials recovery superintendent with the Solid Waste Management Division in 1997. Prior to relocating to Santa Monica, Ms. Braun worked for the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) in Trenton, New Jersey, as the director of operations. Ms. Braun was responsible for the daily operations of a 1200-ton-per-day transfer station and county-wide recycling programs for 100,000 single-family residences. Ms. Braun is an active member in both SWANA and SoCal SWANA serving as the Sustainable Materials Management Technical Division Past Director for SWANA, as well as a Public Board Member for SoCal SWANA. Ms. Braun received her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree from the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.