New Executive Director Installed

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region Commission (WUPPDR), based in Houghton, has selected Jerald (Jerry) Wuorenmaa, M.A., as the organization’s new Executive Director. Wuorenmaa, who joined WUPPDR as an Assistant Planner in 2011, replaces Kim Stoker, whose affiliation with the organization concluded December 7. Wuorenmaa was selected by the WUPPDR Executive Committee at a […]

City of Hancock 2015 Recreation Survey

Following is the Web link to the City of Hancock 2015 Recreation Survey via the SurveyMonkey™ online survey builder. Full instructions are within the survey. Or, if you prefer to work on paper, please print and complete the PDF file (from the following link) and return it to the WUPPDR office, the City of […]

WUPPDR Earns National NADO Award for Economic Development Service Delivery

WUPPDR is one of two Michigan organizations to earn a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Following is our press release about this award.   News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Erik Powers, Regional Planner 906.482.7205, ext. 315 August 31, 2015 WUPPDR Earns National NADO Award for Economic […]

Michigan Transportation Plan (MTP) Public Involvement Plan (PIP)

Dear Local Units of Government: MDOT is revising its 2035 Michigan Transportation Plan (MTP) to be extended to 2040. The Department is seeking comments on the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) that will be used to guide public input into the MTP revision process. The PIP is posted on MDOTs public website at Please submit […]

Regional Prosperity Initiative interview on “Media Meet”

Kim Stoker of WUPPDR and Joel Schultz of CUPPAD recently interviewed on Media Meet about Michigan’s Regional Prosperity Initiative. See the entire program here.

WUPPDR Holds 47th Annual Meeting

WUPPDR 47th Annual Meeting The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) held its 47th Annual Meeting at Paint River Landing in Crystal Falls on Monday, September 21. WUPPDR’s regular business meeting took place at 5:00 (CST). A family style dinner was served followed by a presentation by  keynote speaker Wendy Gehlhoff of the Northwood Rail Transit Commission. Expected […]