With more than 15 years of state and local government
experience, Steve Lisauskas leads WasteZero's Government Affairs
function and the firm's municipal partnerships in the New England
region. He works closely with state and local officials to help
them prioritize waste reduction as an achievable and impactful
public policy goal.
Prior to joining WasteZero, Lisauskas served several cities and
towns in senior management and leadership capacities. Past
positions include Deputy Town Administrator in Natick, MA, Chief of
Staff and Budget Director in Haverhill, MA, and Chief of Staff in
Newburyport, MA. He led two municipal restructurings and
participated in two others. Lisauskas led the turnaround of the
155,000-resident City of Springfield, MA, where he restructured
many public services and helped move the city from 18 years of
deficit to five consecutive years of surplus. In Springfield,
Lisauskas implemented a number of progressive reforms, including
CitiStat, 311, an internal audit, a productivity bank, and the
broad-based implementation of information technology systems.
Lisauskas holds two degrees from Syracuse University, a BS in
Political Science and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs.