David Biddle has been appointed to the position of Recycling Coordinator in the Streets Department. This position has been open for over a year, with an acting coordinator filling in. David previously worked for the Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council where he helped businesses and commercial establishments set up comprehensive waste and recycling programs.
The appointment of a new coordinator was recommended by the RecycleNOW campaign during the Mayoral election. The position is largely paid for by Department of Environmental Protection funds, and will help the city meet its Greenworks goals.
Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia. Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration. As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.