PARK CITY, Utah. — Park City will welcome Gretchen Milliken as planning director on Feb 1. Milliken replaces Bruce Erickson, who recently announced, after five years in the role, he would retire in 2021.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Milliken’s experience and caliber join our team,” said City Manager Matt Dias in a statement. “Her recent relocation to the Park City area, combined with a diverse professional background, set the stage for a new and vested community leader to help us bring Park City Vision 2020 to reality.”
Milliken comes from seven years at the Louisville Metro Government, her most recent role being director of advanced planning and sustainability. Her experience includes land management code reform, transportation planning, sustainability, and enhanced public engagement.
“Gretchen’s experience in Louisville, including advancing transportation, housing, sustainability, and neighborhood strategic planning initiatives, will help us balance some of the negative impacts of growth and development,” said Park City Mayor Andy Beerman. “I am also impressed by her interest in maintaining our historic character and protecting the natural environment.”
Milliken will lead the planning department, a part of the city’s community development team. The planning department helps create the city’s general plan and oversees other strategic efforts that shape and control the future growth and development of Park City.