Who: Patricia Misutka, Edmonton's Mayor's Chief of Staff
The Edmonton Waste Management Centre's Biofuels Facility is currently under construction and scheduled to be operational in 2013.
It is the world's first industrial scale municipal waste-to-biofuels facility.
Patricia Misutka, Chief of Staff to Edmonton's Mayor, will be coming in to talk about the impact this facility will have, and what it will mean for the city.
Patricia is a third-year Phd student in Strategic Management and Organizations at the University of Alberta, School of Business.
major areas of academic interest include environmental and regulatory issues and her
dissertation research focuses on the comparative development of policy and operational frameworks around urban waste management systems in North America and Asia.
She is also currently a lead consultant on the City of Edmonton's project to explore commercial waste management opportunities in new global markets.
Patricia also earned her MBA from the University of Alberta.
Masters research focused on the emerging sustainability accountability frameworks in Alberta's Oil Sands.
Patricia has also worked as a chief advisor (including Chief of Staff) to Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel since his election as Mayor in 2004.
Prior to joining the Mayor's office, Patricia worked for several years in senior leadership and strategic communications positions including as Executive Director of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, and as a Senior Director with Porter Novelli Canada (Vancouver and Toronto) and with Calder Bateman Communications (Edmonton).