Erick Shambarger is the Director of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Milwaukee, where he leads the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO). ECO was created by Mayor Tom Barrett to develop practical solutions that benefit Milwaukee’s environment and economy. Mr. Shambarger oversees implementation of the Refresh Milwaukee sustainability plan and coordinates Milwaukee's involvement with local, national and global partnerships on environmental sustainability. He oversees all of ECO's programs, including the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program, the Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge, Water Centric City initiative, the HOME GR/OWN program and green infrastructure work. He led development of the City's Green Infrastructure Plan that was adopted in 2019 and is currently the Project Manager for the forthcoming Climate and Equity Plan. He also negotiated the City's largest solar energy project to date, a 2.25MW solar system on a city-owned landfill. He co-founded the Wisconsin Local Government Climate Coalition which advocates for clean energy policy. Mr. Shambarger also launched Wisconsin's first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program that has financed over $27m in projects in the City. Prior to his current role, he served as City Economist in the City’s Budget and Management Division. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Philosophy and Writing-Intensive English from Marquette University, a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin, and certificates in Water Technology; Energy Analysis and Policy; and Business Communications.
Erick was profiled in this Urban Milwaukee story.
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