As Executive Director for the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission, Dotty oversees day-to-day operations of the Commission staff and projects.
Senior Economic Development and Community Planner
Ryan’s diverse experience in planning, zoning, and specialized training in community and economic development can assist communities with a variety of services and planning needs from capital improvement planning, zoning and permitting, design charrettes, and much more. Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and comes to CUPPAD from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) where he directed the region’s Redevelopment Ready Community (RRC) Program.
Rawan is a graduate of the University of Damascus with a bachelor of science in Geology with an emphasis in hydrogeology. She has also decided to continue her education at Bay de Noc Community College and received an associates degree in Geographic Information Systems.
Community Innovation Specialist
Julia Cogger brings a diverse background in design, planning, and construction to the CUPPAD team. She has an undergrad in Architecture and is a licensed Landscape Architect. She has worked for several public park agencies including the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. She is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, avid gardener and watercolor artist in her free time. Her passion for design and practical construction knowledge will aid in defining new ideas and implementing past visions for communities within the Upper Peninsula.