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Phone numbers listed below are direct to the individual. ECWRPC’s main phone number is 920-751-4770.

  • Melissa Kraemer-Badtke – Executive Director
    • Melissa Kramer-Badtke mbadtke@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-751-4770
    • Melissa has been with ECWRPC since 2003 and has been working with communities and schools on their local safe routes to school programs since 2007. 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 Regional SRTS Program.
  • Kevin Englebert – Assistant Director
    • Kevin Englebert kenglebert@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6827
    • Kevin has been with ECWRPC since 2020. Kevin received a B.A. in Geography and Cartography/GIS from UW-Madison and is currently a master’s degree candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at UW-Madison. He manages the Economic Development Program including the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
  • Matt Halada – Principal Planner – Transportation
    • Matt Halada mhalada@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6823
    • Matt has been with ECWRPC since January 2021. Matt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (2001) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography with a double emphasis in Regional Analysis / Community Development and the Physical Environment. His primary duties include oversight of the Regional Transportation Program including Long Range Comprehensive Plans, the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Transportation Management Area (TMA). Prior to coming to ECWRPC, he coordinated the planning activities at WisDOT NE Region for 20 years.
  • Mike Zuege – GIS Manager
    • Mike Zuege mzuege@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6815
    • 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 Otting – Controller
    • Sara Otting sotting@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6817
    • 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.
  • Trish Nau – Principal Planner – Recreation
    • Trish Nau tnau@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6814
    • Trish has been with ECWRPC since 1995. She assists member communities with their Park and Open Space Plans, Park Site Concept plans, and trailway studies. Parks facilities, needs analysis, surveys, and recommendations are included within the planning process as well as mapping. Trish served as the GIS Coordinator and took over the Park Planning position in 2006. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (1995) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Land Use Planning and Forestry Recreation.
  • Kim Biedermann – Senior Planner – Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
    • kbiedermann@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6833
    • 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.
  • Ashley Tracy – Senior Planner – Safe Routes to School
    • atracy@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6826
    • Ashley has been with ECWRPC since 2016. She is part of the Safe Routes to School Team. Her primary focus is on the Regional Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program and collaborating with local SRTS coalitions. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education
  • Wilhelmina Paustian – Senior Planner – Sewer Service Area
    • Wilhelmina Paustian wpaustian@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6832
    • Wilhelmina has been with ECWRPC since 2021. She has a Masters in Environmental Science. Wilhelmina reviews and updates all Sewer Service Area plans in the region. She is also responsible for the review of public sanitary sewer extensions, facilities plans, and the subsequent issuance of Water Quality Management Letters.
  • Adam Bellcorelli – Associate Planner
    • Adam Bellcorelli abellcorelli@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6819
    • Adam began at ECWRPC in the summer of 2020. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and completed his Masters of Public Administration at UW Oshkosh in 2015. Adam has extensive experience building stronger communities in Oshkosh and throughout the Fox Valley, by encouraging everyone to engage with active transportation and make personal connections. Adam’s duties include updating and enhancing bicycle & pedestrian infrastructure, complete streets planning, public transit development, rural and specialized mobility management, freight line coordination, along with transportation equity and accessibility.
  • Scott Konkle – Planning Specialist II
    • Scott Konkle skonkle@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6822
    • 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.
  • Tanner Russell – Associate Planner – Transportation
    • Tanner Russell trussell@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6816
    • Tanner has been with ECWRPC since 2017. He is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management with an emphasis in Land Use Planning. His primary duties include travel demand modeling and working on the Long Range Transportation/Land Use Plans as well as the Transportation Improvement Programs.
  • Katie Livernash – Associate Planner – Safe Routes to School
    • klivernash@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6810
    • Katie has been with ECWRPC and the regional SRTS program since 2021. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Geography as well as a professional certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis. Her primary focus is working with schools on their local SRTS action plans and SRTS mapping.
  • Rachel Roth – GIS Analyst 1
    • Rachel Roth rroth@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6830
    • 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.
  • Tim Badtke – IT Manager
    • Tim Badtke tbadtke@ecwrpc.org
    • 920-886-6813
    • 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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