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Tri-County Welcomes Nicole Baumer as New Deputy Director

First Deputy Director Since Agency Reorganization

LANSING, Mich. – The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Baumer as its Deputy Director. Baumer formerly served as Tri-County's Director of Marketing & Community Outreach. As Deputy Director, Baumer will oversee the agency’s three programs and staff, and coordinate regional planning for transportation, the environment, and community development. Baumer will officially begin her new duties on March 1, 2019.

Baumer has been deeply involved in the restructuring and redevelopment of Tri-County’s programs and policies over the past two years, leading an agency-wide strategic visioning effort and establishing a new mission statement, brand identity, and website. Baumer has a diverse background in nonprofit and government sectors with experience in strategic planning, government and public relations, and policy analysis.

"This is a win for the agency and our region," said Executive Director Jim Snell. "As deputy director, Nicole will fully utilize her unique skill set, which includes a thorough knowledge of our programming, keen attention to detail, and broad understanding of the diverse resources we offer to our partners and this community."

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the momentum we've gained as a region and organization," said Baumer. "I look forward to building more partnerships, exploring new ways to foster our region's prosperity, and making us a stronger resource to the communities we serve."

Baumer is a graduate of Michigan State University and a 2018 “Ten Over the Next Ten” Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce nominee. As a lifelong resident of the Lansing area, Baumer is passionate about serving and strengthening her community.

Learn more about Tri-County's team and programs at our website,

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The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is a public planning agency established in 1956, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. Tri-County makes our region a more prosperous community by planning for a strong economy, reliable transportation, and sustainable infrastructure and natural resources. We connect local organizations and governments to funding, technical assistance, data resources, and opportunities to discuss trends and challenges affecting the Greater Lansing area. Learn more at

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