Erick Shambarger is the Director of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Milwaukee, where he leads the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO). The Environmental Collaboration Office was formerly known as the Office of Environmental Sustainability. 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, ME3 Sustainable Manufacturing Program, the HOME GR/OWN program and green infrastructure work. He contributed to the Energy Chapter of the City’s ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan and manages the City’s PACE financing program. Prior to his current role, he served as City Economist in the City’s Budget and Management Division.