Ms. Fauteux joined the Mayor’s Cabinet as Director of Public Works in March of 2011. She brings 20 years of managerial expertise in the areas of environmental, operations and customer service to this role. In this position, she is responsible for the budget and leadership of the Division of Public Works which consists of six departments which includes Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Streets, Traffic and the Wastewater Treatment facility. She is proud of the Division’s accomplishments and the staff’s commitment to serving the citizens of Nashua through teamwork, customer service, continuous improvement and accountability.
Lisa Fauteux joined the City of Nashua as Superintendent of Solid Waste in May of 2009. Under Ms. Fauteux’ leadership, gas collection in the landfill was installed, a curbside collection policy was adopted, overtime and expenses were significantly reduced and nine compressed natural gas refuse trucks were ordered. Lisa played a key role in the initiative to bring CNG to the City and in the assessment and replacement schedule for the Division of Public Work’s fleet. Further, she has assisted in the negotiations of several union contracts and is a member of the Mayor’s Green Initiatives team.
Prior to working for the City of Nashua, Ms. Fauteux was employed by Casella Waste Systems, Inc. as General Manger of a solid waste division. In that position, she prepared and managed an annual multi-million dollar budget and supervised a team of sales, operations and administrative staff. She has extensive experience with strategic planning, environmental compliance, safety and equipment maintenance. Her accomplishments include paving the equivalent of approximately 250 miles of road with a recycled asphalt product. She received corporate awards in the areas of safety, environmental compliance and employee turnover.
Ms. Fauteux holds a BA from Assumption College and an MBA from Southern NH University. She received formal leadership training from the Bell Leadership Institute in Chapel Hill, NC and participated in leadership round-tables. She serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for St. John Regional School in Concord, NH. She holds a solid waste operator IV license, asbestos certification, weigh master license and is a member of SWANA, APWA, and is the President of the New Hampshire Public Works Association.