Jerry Wuorenmaa


Executive Director

906.482.7205 ext. 111

A born-and-raised Yooper originally hailing from Ishpeming, Jerry has been employed at WUPPDR since July 2011 and has served as Executive Director since December 2015. In addition to managing the organization and external relations, his responsibilities include:

  • U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Partnership Planning program
  • Administration of other EDA project grants
  • Coordination of Community Development Block Grants administration
  • Coordination of master planning and MDOT Regional Planning program
  • Staff liaison to Gogebic and Iron counties

Jerry holds a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University.

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