Susan Rusinowski

Stormwater Innovation Manager
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Susan Rusinowski serves as the Stormwater Innovation Manager for Detroit Future City, leading the technical assistance for DFC’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) programming. This assistance includes providing project management, technical expertise and consulting for DFC’s Working with Lots Stormwater Credit Track grantees, small business partners, and other community members looking to transform underutilized land into GSI or activated open space. She also provides technical assistance, research, community engagement and education programming support to the Land + Water Works Coalition.


Susan has extensive experience working in stormwater and green infrastructure in Detroit. Before joining DFC, she worked as a water resources engineer for the Environmental Consulting & Technology, where she collaborated with public and private partners in the area to plan, design, and construct GSI practices. Susan also has experience in ecosystem, habitat, lake and stream restoration, including working on EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects on the Detroit River. Before this position, she served as a Sustainability Intern in Aracruz, Brazil researching forestry practices and its impact on local communities and the ecosystem.


Susan has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan as well as her Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) certifications.