Erick is the Director of the City of Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability. He was appointed by the Mayor in June 2015. The Milwaukee 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 of OES for 5 years, and as City Economist before that. Mr. Shambarger oversees the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program and the Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge, chairs the City’s Energy Reduction Team to reduce energy use across City operations, and promotes innovative storm water management practices and green infrastructure. Mr. Shambarger developed the idea of converting basements of abandoned properties into underground stormwater management structures called BaseTerns. He contributed to the City’s ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan and manages the City’s PACE financing program. He holds a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin and certificates in Water Technology and Energy Analysis and Policy.