Innovative Cities Lecture – Sheboygan County's Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Aaron Brault, Planning and Conservation Director for Sheboygan County, will be delivering a presentation about Sheboygan County's Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. The presentation will outline the Nonmotorized Transit program, discuss the program planning process, and examine program results.

The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, with 15 minutes reserved for questions afterward.

About Aaron Brault:
Aaron Brault is currently the Director of the Sheboygan County Planning & Conservation Department. He started with the County in 2007 as a Project Specialist, and shortly thereafter was promoted to be the Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NMTPP) Manager. Prior to working for Sheboygan County, Aaron worked at Vandewalle & Associates, a private urban planning consulting firm in Madison from 1999-2003. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Geographical Information Systems/Cartography and Environmental Studies. He also has Master’s credits in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University.

Aaron plays a key role in implementing the 27 NMTPP infrastructure projects. His Department also manages the County’s recreational facilities including the Interurban and Old Plank Road Trail’s. The Planning and Conservation Department has a yearly budget of approximately $3M, though it currently is managing or involved with over $130M worth of projects, including the Sheboygan River/Harbor clean-up and dredging.

Outside of his normal work duties, Aaron has served on the Sheboygan Historical Preservation Committee, the State’s Safe Routes to School Commission, and the County’s Wellness Committee. He currently serves on the Sheboygan County Chamber’s Events & Attractions Committee, the Sheboygan Sustainable Task Force, and volunteers in fundraising efforts for the United Way and Spaceport Sheboygan. He is also the chairperson of the Sheboygan County Recreational Facilities Management Advisory Committee.

Aaron and his wife Jenny have two children, live in Sheboygan, and enjoy remodeling their old home.

Lecture attendees are eligible to receive 1.0 AICP Certificate Maintenance Credit for each lecture attended. All Innovative Cities Lectures count for 1.0 AICP CM credit.

An RSVP to peter559@uwm.edu is kindly requested, but not required.

Need Parking?
Please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm.
Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Brian Peterson, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at peter559@uwm.edu.