Eric Walker is the Director of Energy Development and Management in the Erie County Department of Public Works. There, he works to drive conservation and efficiency among county-owned facilities while facilitating an interdepartmental team to develop strategic initiatives that strengthen Erie County’s sustainability leadership.
Mr. Walker brings over a decade worth of social justice policy advocacy, program design and implementation, and community engagement experience. Immediately before joining Erie County, Mr. Walker served as the inaugural Racial Equity Fellow for the Center for Social Inclusion’s Energy Democracy project, where he used his advocacy and policy experience to help launch the NY Energy Democracy Alliance. He is also co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) in Buffalo, New York, where he drove its community organizing work related to residential energy efficiency, including spearheading the regional advocacy for and local implementation of Green Jobs/Green NY.
Mr. Walker also serves as a member of Buffalo State College’s Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship advisory council and as an advisor to the University at Buffalo’s Collaboratory for a Regenerative Economy Initiative.