December 24, 2019
On August 5, 2019 Peter Fletcher began as Director as the LaCrosse/ LaCrescent Metropolitan Planning Organization. Fletcher replaces Tom Faella who retired December 31, 2018.
LaCrosse is an important stop for Amtrak and the State of Wisconsin with over 25,000 on/offs for Fiscal Year 2018, the last year data is available. LaCrosse County and the MPO also contributed $30,000 in the early stages of the TCMC Environmental Impact Studies, declaring their vote for another train.
Fletcher brings to the LaCrosse area a strong resume. His Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 1993 is just a start. He was the Planning Director for Trempealeau County (WI) from 1993-97 and the Senior Planner for the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission from 2004-2019.
LaCrosse MPO information sheet
WisARP will be inviting Fletcher to speak at a future General Membership Meeting.
The two attachments on this post include: A one page PDF file brief explaining the LaCrosse/ LaCrescent Urbanized Area, and a picture of Left, Terry Brown, WisARP Vice-President Public Relations and Right, Peter Fletcher, Director of the LaCrosse MPO, taken August 22, 2019.