Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Apr 10, 2020
Kevin L. Shafer, P. E. Executive Director MMSD
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Kevin Shafer serves as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD).

Since assuming this role, Kevin has transformed the MMSD into one of the leading wastewater utilities in the country through the integration of green infrastructure with traditional infrastructure. Kevin’s 2035 Vision has propelled MMSD forward with climate change adaptation through an aggressive program to convert to renewable fuels, install green infrastructure, and preserve floodplains. His leadership has brought MMSD recognition as the recipient of almost every major award in the industry, including the 2012 U.S. Water Prize.

Kevin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from the University of Texas. He served on numerous boards and is a past president of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, past co-chair of the Water Research Foundation, and a past member of the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee. He currently serves as co-chair of the US Water Alliance, and is on the boards of The Water Council, River Revitalization Foundation, Mequon Nature Preserve, and Great Lakes Protection Fund.