Jeff Fortin is a certified planner (AICP) and works with neighborhood and downtown business groups. His responsibilities include reviewing Tax Incremental Finance projects and the implementation of the Central City Master plan. Jeff has conducted plan reviews of several large development projects that have come into the City and administers the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and the Housing Development Action Grants (HODAG) for the City of Waukesha.
In addition, he is currently leading the branding effort for the City and is working with the Department of Public Works on implementing the new streetscape plan for the downtown. Jeff is also the staff person who works with the Landmarks Commission which champions preservation efforts in the City.
Jeff is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning. Jeff’s extensive career has allowed him to experience both private and public planning processes. Prior to coming to work in Waukesha he worked for the City of Glendale as an Associate Planner, then the Planning and Zoning Administrator. In Glendale he worked on numerous redevelopment projects including the Silver Spring Drive Corridor and the Bayshore Town Center. As the City Planner for Oak Creek for 8 years he worked on everything from new residential, commercial, and industrial development projects to large scale redevelopment of the City’s lakefront as well as the new Drexel Town Square. Working as a planner for Ruekert-Mielke allowed him to expand his knowledge as he provided planning services to various villages, towns, and cities throughout Wisconsin. The experience and knowledge he acquired working on Smart Growth Comprehensive plans and bicycle and recreation trail plans have already benefited our City in his current role.