Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints CalRecycle’s New Director

Rachel Wagoner, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

Wagoner has served as Deputy Legislative Secretary in the Office of the Governor since 2019.

Before working in the Office of the Governor, Ms. Wagoner was Chief Consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality from 2009 to 2018, Research Director at the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Public Health from 2008 to 2009 and an Advisor at the Department of Environment for the City of Chicago in 2008. Ms. Wagoner was a Consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality from 2007 to 2008, a Consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Health from 2004 to 2007, Director of Legislative Affairs at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 2002 to 2004 and a Consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Elections and Reapportionment from 2000 to 2002.

Ms. Wagoner has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco.

Posted on Nov 24, 2020

Summary: Rachel Wagoner, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).