Melissa has been with ECWRPC since 2003. In 2009, Melissa worked in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation to pilot the first Regional Safe Routes to School Program in Wisconsin. She coordinates all aspects and activities of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Craig joined the ECWRPC team in 2023. Craig is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Morris, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His background includes 12 years of federal service and 12 years of county government experience. He works to support the Economic Development, Water Quality Management, GIS, IT, and NR-135 Reclamation programs and assists the Executive Director and Controller with overall agency administration.
Mike has been with ECWRPC since 2000. Mike’s primary duties include representing GIS interests on project teams, coordinating work with planners and staff, developing and maintaining work schedule for GIS division, and coordinating report graphics with outside printing agencies. Mike also works on developing data sets and producing digital maps and graphics for analysis, reports, and presentations by East Central staff.
Sara has been with ECWRPC since 2021. She’s a graduate of University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (1999) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and received her CPA license in March of 2002. Sara has worked in public accounting and accounting manager positions in for profit organizations. At ECWRPC, she is responsible for all accounting functions including financial reporting and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and federal/state regulations, financial analysis including budget preparation and monitoring, contract and grant administration, cash management and human resources/benefit administration.
Kim Biedermann – Principal Planner – Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Kim has been with ECWRPC since 2016. Kim received a B.S. in Environmental Policy & Planning and in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. As the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, she is responsible for administering local and regional bike and pedestrian plans, aiding municipalities in implementation and providing pedestrian-based technical assistance.
Joe Stephenson – Principal Planner – Water Quality Management
Joe joined ECWRPC in 2024. Joe is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master’s in Public Administration. His background is in municipal government and city planning, with nearly a decade of experience working in various communities throughout the Fox Cities. Joe is responsible for administering the Sewer Service Planning and Water Quality Management programs.
Jennie Mayer – Senior Planner – Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Jennie has been with ECWRPC since 2022. She is part of our Safe Routes to School Team. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jennie has past experience in programming and community engagement. Her primary role will be focused on SRTS Educational Campaigns and Curriculum. She will also be working with our Transportation Team and assisting with community Bike and Pedestrian Plans.
Kim Dieck – Associate Planner – Safe Routes to School
Kim has been with ECWRPC and the regional SRTS program since 2022. She received a B.S. in Elementary Education from UW Oshkosh. Her primary role for the Regional Safe Routes to School program is the frequent walker program as well as the educational campaign and curriculum.
Brenna Root – Associate Planner – Transportation/Safe Routes to School
Brenna has been with ECWRPC since 2022. She graduated from UW-La Crosse in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education and completed her Masters of Public Administration from UW-Oshkosh in 2019. Brenna is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) with experience working in local health departments focused on youth and community engagement. Brenna works with the Transportation and Safe Routes to School teams.
Scott has been with ECWRPC since 2001. Scott administrates the NR-135 Reclamation Program. His primary duties include reclamation plan review/approval, database/permit tracking, financial assurance management, and mine site inspections. Scott is here to assist the operators with plan development and to answer any questions that you may have as it relates to mine site planning and reclamation.
Rachel has been with ECWRPC since September of 2020. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2018 with a B.A. in Geography and a minor in Multimedia Communication. Rachel provides technical support to planning staff, which includes updating GIS datasets and creating maps and graphics.
Colin has been with ECWRPC since 2022. Colin received a B.S. in Geography from UW-Oshkosh and a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from UW-Madison. His primary work is in active transportation and economic development.
Chris joined the ECWRPC team in 2023. He graduated from California State University – Chico in 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Human Geography and Planning, finishing a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the same institution in 2023. He primarily works with the Transportation team.
Abby has been with ECWRPC since 2023. She graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and completed her Master of Arts in Sustainable Urban Development from DePaul University of Chicago in 2023. Abby primarily coordinates with the Transportation and GIS Teams to plan for and coordinate sustainable plans for the region.
Brice joined ECWRPC in 2023. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Sociology with a Concentration in Analysis and Research. He primarily works with the transportation planning team.
Leann has been with ECWRPC since 2021. Her primary duties include supporting the Executive Director; front office management; report formatting and production; recording summary of proceedings; providing support to Commissioners, standing committees and the full Commission; and assisting Commission staff with various projects.
Tim has been with ECWRPC since 2000. His primary duties include operational support for the Commission’s network infrastructure including servers, computers, phone and security systems. He provides end user technical support and is also responsible for website development and maintenance.
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