Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has named Catherine Hurley as the city’s new sustainable programs coordinator.

Hurley, who started her new job today, comes to the city from MWH Americas Inc. where she has been a supervising project manager and resource efficiency management group leader since 2003.

MWH is a large international water, wastewater, engineering and environmental services company.

While at MWH, Hurley managed a water conservation and protection program for the DuPage Water Commission and conducted a baseline inventory of greenhouse gases for the City of Rockford. Her group managed a renewable energy program for the City of Chicago and participated in a variety of water and wastewater system evaluation studies around the Chicago area.

Hurley has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton, is a registered professional engineer, a LEED-accredited professional and was named the 2009 Young Civil Engineer of the Year by the Illinois section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

She grew up in Wilmette and lives there with her husband. 

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  1. With our budget crisis, do we

    With our budget crisis, do we really need a "sustainable programs" department? Seems like old Wally is just trying to grow his budget.

  2. These programs can save

    yeah, these programs can actually save money long term. but thanks for playing

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