La Crosse Mayor announces Interim Director of Planning


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat announced the appointment of the Interim Director of Planning, Development, and Assessment Monday morning, July 13.

Following the departure of Jason Gilman, Andrea Trane (Schnick) is chosen as Interim Director of Planning, Development, and Assessment. Trane was hired as the Economic Development Planner in July of 2016 with the City of La Crosse, giving her knowledge and understanding of city planning, economic and community development programs and projects.

Mayor Kabat stated “Andrea Trane (Schnick) has done an outstanding job for the City of La Crosse. She has led our economic development program to new levels of success by building strong relationships with our businesses and economic development partners. And she has demonstrated creativity and strong initiatives such as starting up the City’s Women and Minority-Owned Business Assistance program and the recent awards of more than $500,000 in small business relief grants to our local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Andrea is a true professional and will do an outstanding job leading our department during these challenging times.”