David Tipson, Vice President of Programs and Government Relations

Joined in June 2021

David Tipson oversees Clean Wisconsin’s issue advocacy, government relations, and local efforts to protect and preserve Wisconsin’s clean water, clean air, and natural heritage. David coordinates priorities and aligns organizational resources to meet program goals.

Prior to joining Clean Wisconsin, David served as executive director of New York Appleseed, which advocates for racially and economically integrated schools and communities, as a staff attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where he represented community-based organizations on the Gulf Coast in formerly de jure segregated communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina and other effects of climate change, and as a land-use and environmental attorney at the law firm Robinson & Cole.

David has a joint degree in Law and Urban & Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and is a member of the District of Columbia bar, as well as an individual member of the National Coalition on School Diversity.

Favorite things to do outdoors in Wisconsin: Exploring the Milwaukee River Greenway with my family.