Wendy Barrott has been hired as the City'€™s Director of Energy and Environmental Services. Barrott has a wide range of experience in environmental issues. She has worked in the automotive and government sectors. Barrott also has experience in energy policy, air quality management and public transportation.

Barrott comes to Fort Wayne after serving as Board Administrator to the Detroit Area Regional Transportation Authority since 2004. From 1997-2003, Barrott worked for the Wayne County Department of Environment in Detroit. From 1983-1997, Barrott worked for General Motors Corporation in numerous capacities including Superintendent of Environmental Operations, as well as environmental policy, compliance and implementation.

“We are pleased to have an experienced professional join our team as we work to reduce energy costs and air pollution to be more competitive in gaining and retaining jobs,” said Mayor Graham Richard. “Our Green City initiative and the work of the recently appointed Green Ribbon Commission will help Wendy as she assists us in being a high performance government.”

“Wendy will provide leadership as we produce high quality energy and environmental practices,” said Greg Meszaros, Director of Public Works and Utilities. “Wendy'€™s 20 years of experience and diverse background will help us in developing and implementing essential programs to benefit the community.”

Barrott will lead efforts to develop energy policies, clean air programs and green build practices to name a few. Barrott is an Indiana native and earned a bachelor'€™s degree and a master'€™s degree in environmental engineering from Purdue University. Barrott began her new duties on Monday.