Sustainability Director, Environmental Collaboration Office
City of Milwaukee
Erick Shambarger is the Director of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Milwaukee, where he leads the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO). He was appointed by the Mayor in June 2015. The Environmental Collaboration Office (formerly the Office of Environmental Sustainability) was created by Mayor Tom Barrett to develop practical solutions that benefit Milwaukee's environment and economy. Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Director for 5 years, and as City Economist before that. Mr. Shambarger oversaw implementation of the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program and the Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge, chaired the City's Energy Reduction Team to reduce energy use across City operations, and promotes innovative storm water management practices and green infrastructure He oversees implementation of the City's Refresh Milwaukee Sustainability Plan and the Me3 Sustainable Manufacturing program. He holds a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin and certificates in Water Technology and Energy Analysis and Policy.