The city of Valparaiso has named Taylor Wegrzyn as Assistant Planner, announced Mayor Jon Costas. “Taylor has demonstrated his valuable skills to the city through three years of internship experience. We’re delighted to have him join us long term,” said Costas.
Wegrzyn graduated magna cum laude from Valparaiso University in May, with degrees in geography and political science. He was named winner of the Alfred Meyer Award at VU this year, recognizing the most outstanding geography major. He is originally from Crystal Lake, Ill. Wegrzyn has been a summer intern with the City of Valparaiso for the past three summers, leading projects such as a comprehensive map of historic homes in Valparaiso, and an ongoing map of locations compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
As Assistant Planner, Taylor will also be responsible for overseeing the ChicaGo Dash and V-Line bus services, advancing the city’s ADA compliance, and working with the Historic Preservation Commission to save historic buildings in Valparaiso.