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Meet the City of Auburn’s new Planning Director, Nancy Welch Aug. 5

The City of Auburn will welcome its newest Planning Director, Nancy Welch, on Monday, Aug. 5 at a reception to be held at 7 p.m. at Auburn City Hall.

Welch comes to Auburn from the City of Wauwatosa (Wisc.) where was been the Director of Community Development for the last 10 years. During her tenure at Wauwatosa, Welch led the city through the development of a new Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, as well as helped the City of Wauwatosa to implement several large projects, including the creation of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Park, restoration of the historic Little Red Store, and development of the GE Healthcare Clinical Systems headquarters. She also secured a $600,000 Brownfield grant and a $5.4 million grant for a business accelerator from the federal Economic Development Administration.

Her previous employment includes the City of West Allis (Wisc.) and the City of Des Moines (Iowa). She received a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in Oberlin (Ohio), and a master's degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Welch is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is certified as a Housing Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council. She is married and has two children, an adult son and a daughter in high school.