Vincent Leray, Grant Development Manager


During his years at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Vincent worked with a wide range of community stakeholders to grow and strengthen their recycling programs through dedicated technical assistance and grant development. Vincent also helped found the TN Materials Marketplace to support the development of local markets for recycled materials. Now as a Community Program Coordinator with The Recycling Partnership, Vincent is combining his passion for community resilience with his knowledge of state and local governments and his experience with grant-making to unlock the potential of recycling programs nationwide.

Why I Care About Recycling

“I care about recycling because I think it is our collective responsibility to be good stewards of our environment and communities.”

Personal Passions and Interests

When not working to improve recycling, Vincent passes the time in his garden or likes to relax in the river and quarries that are near his home in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Let Vincent know he can help you improve your community’s recycling program at vleray @