Natalie BettsCircular Economy Program Manager at City of Austin
Natalie Betts is the Circular Economy Program Manager with the City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery and Economic Development Departments. The Circular Economy Program provides economic development support for local and relocating circular businesses, catalyzes circular entrepreneurship, and promotes circular behavior change among residents, in support of the City’s Zero Waste goal and creating good jobs for Austinites. She recently completed the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in Berlin, Germany. Through the fellowship, she developed circular economy educational resources for social accelerator Project Together, designed and facilitated circular economy trainings with the non-profit Circular Berlin, and created an impact measurement framework and performed reverse supply chain research with start-up circular.fashion.
Natalie is a Certified Economic Developer with over 8 years of experience at the City of Austin promoting her community's economic vitality and sustainability through business recruitment and retention, workforce development, international economic development, and community programming. She was a 2010 White House Intern in the Office of Energy and Climate Change, and is an alumna of Indiana University and Emory University.