Tim McCollow


City of Milwaukee - HOME GR/OWN Program Mgr


Quick Bio

Tim works for the City of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability, managing the City's HOME GR/OWN initiative.
HOME GR/OWN seeks to repurpose City vacant lots into new uses with an emphasis on local food production, placemaking, job creation and economic development. Tim's background is in zoology, environmental systems and energy planning and analysis. He has worked for the City for 5 years after 26 years in the private sector.

In addition to being a SXSW Eco PXD Finalist, the 2 year old HOME GR/OWN initiative has received local & national attention as a 2013 Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge Top 20 Finalist as well as the winner of the 2015 MANDI award for Milwaukee's "Best Public Space" and a Mayor's Design Award.

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