Shari Eggleson, Washburn

Retired, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Clean Wisconsin Board Member | Washburn

Shari Eggleson, Washburn, was born in Milwaukee and spent her entire life in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a B.A. in political science and psychology, and in 1978 a J.D. While in law school, Shari was an intern in the Public Intervenor’s office. After law school, Shari worked briefly with the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club before taking a full-time position with the Wisconsin Department of Justices, where she joined the Environmental Protection Unit and worked until her retirement in 2008. Shari served as the director of the unit for about six years in the late ’80s and early ’90s. For her entire 30-year career at the DOJ, Shari was assigned to enforce the state’s environmental protection laws, including laws governing air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, shoreland and wetland protection. Shari is a proud member of many Wisconsin environmental organizations and is president of the board of the Bayfield Regional Conservancy, a local land trust.