City of Pleasant Hill

Posted on: September 27, 2017

City of Pleasant Hill Hires Chris Widmer as Associate Planner/Storm Water Coordinator

Chris Widmer

The City of Pleasant Hill is pleased to announce the recent hire of Chris Widmer as Associate Planner/Storm Water Coordinator.  

As the City’s Associate Planner/Storm Water Coordinator, Widmer is responsible for reviewing development plans for sites, subdivisions, and City projects for compliance with applicable zoning, storm water, and other development regulations.

Widmer earned a B.A. in Community Sociology and Psychology from Wartburg College, an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa. He received an M.B.A. from Rollins College. After graduation from the University of Iowa he served as a Transportation Planner in Lawton, Oklahoma. Most recently, he worked for the City of St. Cloud, Florida as a Planner II.

“We are excited to have Chris join our team as the community continues to experience steady growth in commercial, industrial and residential projects,” said Madeline Sturms, Community Development Director. “His previous experience has allowed him to make an immediate positive impact on our department and the City.”  

Widmer, originally from Washington, Iowa, is delighted to return to his Iowa roots along with his wife, Becca, and 9 month-old son Rowan. When not working, he enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, and cooking new recipes with his wife.