David Wilwerding has been employed with the City of Johnston since 2002, serving in the position of Community Development Director since 2007. In this position, Mr. Wilwerding is responsible for managing all current and long range planning functions and managing the Building Department. Prior to joining the City of Johnston, Mr. Wilwerding spent 2-1/2 years as a Transportation Planner with the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Mr. Wilwerding is also a Lecturer in the Community and Regional Planning Department at Iowa State University, regularly teaching the fall CRP 432 Senior Studio and occasionally the CRP 442 Site Analysis class. Mr. Wilwerding is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is also active on the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Board of Directors having served as the Awards Coordinator from 2004-2008, a Presidential Term from 2008-2014 (President-Elect, President and Past President) the Leadership, Networking and Professional Development Chair from 2014-2016 and is currently serving as the Chapter's Professional Development Officer, in additional to being involved in and chairing numerous conference planning committees. In his capacity as APA Iowa President he represented the state on APA's Chapter President's Council and served on the State of Iowa's Smart Planning Task Force. Mr. Wilwerding earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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