|SARASOTA COUNTY – Brian Usher has been named as the director of Sarasota County’s Solid Waste Department, effective Feb. 13, 2021.|
Usher has been with Sarasota County for nearly 20 years, joining the organization in 2002. Prior to being named department director, Usher served as solid waste manager and oversaw operations such as solid waste collection, recycling, hazardous waste disposal, litter prevention and other successful programs.
“Brian has proven his dedication to public service, the taxpayers and Sarasota County Government. He showed a talent for thoughtful leadership in his previous role as manager, which made him the obvious choice for the job,” said Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis.
For Usher, it was an honor to be selected. He cites the launch of Single Stream Recycling in 2020 as one of the department’s many accomplishments, and looks forward to continue providing the same high quality service to the community. He credits his staff for that success.
“We have one of, if not the best, solid waste departments in the entire country. Our accomplishments are a testament to their hard work, and it’s a privilege to lead this team,” he said.
Originally from South Carolina, Usher earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Andrews College. In addition, he holds certifications in managing Municipal Solid Waste Collection Systems and Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems from the Solid Waste Association of North America.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at (941) 861-5000 or visit scgov.net.
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