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K. John Egelhaaf, Executive Director
John has been the Executive Director at the SWMPC since June 2003.
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Marcy Hamilton, Deputy Executive Director/Senior Planner
Major program areas:
- Environmental Planning
- Community Planning
- Hazard Mitigation
- Non-Motorized (trail) Planning
- Watershed Planning and Implementation
- Public Transportation
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Kimberly Gallagher, Senior Planner
Major program areas:
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Patrice Rose, Office Manager
Patrice joined SWMPC as Office Manager in February 2015. She possesses a broad knowledge and extensive background in administration and management of non-profits, having worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. Her work experiences have ingrained her with a strong attention to detail as well as excellent analytical and problem solving skills. She is a dynamic individual with exceptional planning and leadership skills. Patrice attended Lake Michigan College.
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Jill Plescher, Geographic Information System Specialist
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Jerrid joined the SWMPC staff in May 2016 as an intern and as of July 2019 is an associate planner working on economics development, transportation, and community planning. He previously worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation as a survey and construction co-op on projects such as the M-139 (Main Street) bridge in Niles, Michigan, his hometown. Jerrid also completed a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in South Carolina in 2019, where he focused on providing financial empowerment tools to the community. He earned his B.S. with a major in Economics and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Michigan Technological University.
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Brandon Kovnat, Associate Planner
Brandon joined the SWMPC staff in May 2016, as an associate transportation planner. He received his B.S. in biosystems engineering from Michigan State University in 2009 and went on to earn a masters in urban planning from the University of Michigan. Brandon’s previously worked with MDOT in Asset Management. He has also been as an intern for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority working on community development grants and placemaking. In addition Brandon attended a year of graduate school for planning at the University of Maryland where he also worked as an intern for the Montgomery County, MD planning department.
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