Eric Walker

ERN (2013)


Buffalo, New York

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 in county-owned facilities while working with an interdepartmental team to develop strategic initiatives that strengthen Erie County’s sustainability leadership. His responsibilities include developing the framework to anchor infrastructure for a regional transition to renewable energy (e.g. community choice aggregation, community shared solar).

Before joining Erie County, Eric 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, NY, where he drove the organization’s work related to residential energy efficiency, including spearheading the implementation of Green Jobs/Green NY.