Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen has appointed Wally Wernimont to become the City of Dubuque’s next planning services manager. Wernimont’s appointment follows a national search to replace Planning Services Manager Laura Carstens, who is retiring in late April after serving in the position since 1989.
Wernimont has been a member of the City’s planning services department since 2001, serving as assistant planner from January 2001 to December 2019 and associate planner since January 2020. Wernimont also temporarily served as assistant director of housing and community development for the City from June-September of 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in community and regional planning from Iowa State University.
As planning services manager, he will lead the planning services department and programs, including long-range planning, special project planning, preparation and administration of land-use regulations, data base maintenance, and historic preservation activities.
Wernimont’s appointment effective date is upon the retirement of current Planning Services Manager Laura Carstens on April 30, 2020.