UERPC Staff

UERPC Staff


ADMINISTRATIVE
                                                                    
  
 
Rachelle Howe, Executive Director
563-382-6171, Ext. 213 rhowe@uerpc.org
FINANCE
  
Lisa Lensing, Finance Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 210
llensing@uerpc.org
Heather Delaney, Assistant Finance Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 207
hdelaney@uerpc.org
Kris Timp, Assistant Finance Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 208
ktimp@uerpc.org
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
                                       
 
Diana Johnson, Community Development Associate563-382-6171, Ext. 214
djohnson@uerpc.org
Chelsea Welsh, Community Development Associate563-382-6171, Ext. 205
cwelsh@uerpc.org
Casey Mai, Regional Planner 563-382-6171, Ext. 212
cmai@uerpc.org
COMMUNITY AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
  
Karla Organist, Program Manager
563-382-6171, Ext. 211
korganist@uerpc.org
Ashley Christensen, Safe Routes to School Liaison
563-382-6171, Ext. 201
achristensen@uerpc.org
HOUSING
  
Lori Brockway, Housing Department Head563-864-7551, Ext. 106lbrockway@uerpc.org
Sarah Snitker, Community Housing Associate563-864-7551, Ext. 101
ssnitker@uerpc.org
Mary Huinker, Community Housing Assistant
563-864-7551, Ext. 111
mhuinker@uerpc.org
Becky Zieman, Housing Coordinator
563-864-7551, Ext. 112
bzieman@uerpc.org
Karine Schager, Housing Coordinator
563-864-7551, Ext. 104
kschager@uerpc.org
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION 
  
Fern Rissman, WIA/IowaWORKS Operations Director
563-382-0457, Ext. 412
fern.rissman@iwd.iowa.gov
Sue Severson, Finance Manager
563-382-0457, Ext. 414
sue.severson@iwd.iowa.gov
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
  
Lisa Curtin, WIA Specialist563-382-0457, Ext. 402
lisa.curtin@iwd.iowa.gov
Mary Rosonke, WIA Specialist
563-382-0457, Ext. 403
mary.rosonke@iwd.iowa.gov

Office Hours

Office Hours

Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
The Postville office is closed from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch.

UERPC offices will be closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving (and Friday)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

News Headlines

UERPC April Newsletter

Posted: Mon, April 21, 2014
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • IARC Hosts Legislative Breakfast
  • Employee Spotlight-Kris Timp
  • IowaWorks Did you Know?
  • $1,066 Million in Funding for Housing Opportunities
  • Wellness Update
  • Upper Explorerland's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program Publishes a Model for Rural SRTS
  • NE IA Charitable Foundation Awards FCLHTF
  • NICC Leading Implementation of $2.7M U.S. Department of Labor Grant to Upper Explorerland
  • Watch Elkader Live!
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Use Social Media to Report Potholes to Iowa DOT

Posted: Fri, April 11, 2014
While warmer temperatures are always welcome after a particularly cold winter, the recent fluctuating temperatures, ample moisture, and aging pavements are keeping the Iowa Department of Transportation, as well as county and city road crews, busy fixing potholes and addressing other structural damage to our streets, roads, and bridges.

Iowa DOT crews travel our state's highways regularly, but we can't be everywhere all the time. That's where you come in. If you see a pothole on an interstate or state highway, let us know on Facebook www.facebook.com/iowadot or Twitter www.twitter.com/iowadot using the hashtag #IAFillUsIn. Be sure to provide specific location information so we can find the pothole in question. For potholes on streets or county roadways, contact the local city administrator /engineer or county engineer.
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NICC Leading Implementation of $2.7M US Department of Labor Grant to UERPC

Posted: Wed, April 9, 2014

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will be leading the implementation of a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Labor competitive grant awarded to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC),  the grant's fiscal agent and lead workforce partner. The U.S. Department of Labor grant was one of 24 awarded nationwide and the only one in Iowa.

The three-year grant supports a new Youth CareerConnect program through the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. NICC and UERPC will partner with 23 participating high schools in the Northeast Iowa Pathways to Employment project (IA-PIPE). IA-PIPE will expand the college's efforts to develop new and expand existing concurrent enrollments at regional high schools in high demand industries.

The grant and IA-PIPE will focus its high school student concurrent enrollment plan on high-demand federal H-1B designated career pathways, including finance and insurance, healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

"This grant enables NICC and our partners to greatly expand educational programs and career planning services for high school students in northeast Iowa," according to Dr. Liang Chee Wee, NICC president. "Especially rewarding about this successful grant is the coalition of partners who share a common vision of student engagement and achievement."

In addition to the schools and UERPC, NICC is partnering with East Central Intergovernmental Association, Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Keystone Area Education Agency, and a growing list of employers including Berry Plastics, Caterpillar, US Bank, Dubuque Data Services, Eastern Iowa Machine Company, Henderson Products, IBM, Mercy Medical Center, and Norplex-Micarta.

In the Youth CareerConnect program, participating high school juniors will select a two-year pathway, take concurrent college credit courses through NICC and participate in an array of career awareness and work-based learning opportunities, all while on course to receive their high school diplomas. Throughout the program, participants will receive career counseling and have access to wrap-around services based on their individual needs. The education and experiential opportunities that IA-PIPE offers will enable participants to graduate from high school and enter the workforce with industry credentials or begin their college education having already earned college credits. 

For more information, contact: Rachelle Howe, UERPC director, at (563) 382-6171 or rhowe@uerpc.org; or Wendy Mihm-Herold, Ph.D., NICC vice president of Business and Community Solutions, at (800) 728-2256, ext. 221 or mihm-heroldw@nicc.edu.
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UERPC March Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 17, 2014
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Upcoming Rules for Federal Contractors
  • Employee Spotlight-Fern Rissman
  • Gender Balance on Boards and Commissions in Iowa
  • IowaWorks Did you Know
  • Great Give Day
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