Great Lakes, Great People: Dave Ullrich
Dave Ullrich, Executive Director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, works with U.S. and Canadian mayors from across the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin to advance the protection and restoration of this resource. With over 100 mayors now participating, the Cities Initiative accelerates work to become a more sustainable region and to improve the quality of life and well being of its people. Prior to assuming his current position, Dave served for 30 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes regional office in Chicago, working on environmental issues in the six states of the upper Midwest. In this video, he speaks to value of cities organizing around common needs, exchanging ideas, and collaborating to advance a shared vision, such as connecting our region’s cities by high-speed rail.