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Mary Ann Heidemann

Mary Ann Heidemann, American urban planner. Professional community planner, Michigan; licensed residential builder, Michigan. Dean Webster Memorial scholar Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1968-1969; fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, San Diego, 1978.


  • Heidemann, Mary Ann was born on February 17, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of O.K. and Mary Elizabeth (Berry) Rodewald.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Architectural History, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1970. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1975. Master of Arts in Public Administration, University Wisconsin, 1985.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Land Resources, University Wisconsin, 1989.


    • Apprentice Paolo Soleri, Architect, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1970-1971. Staff planner Jack McCormick & Associates, Devon, Pennsylvania, 1972-1974. Natural resource planner Brown County Planning Commission, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1976-1978.

      Planning consultant Champ, Parish, Raasch, De Pere, 1978-1980. Policy analyst United States Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, 1980-1981. Community service specialist Wisconsin Department Natural Resources, Madison, 1981-1985.

      Chief environmental analysis Wisconsin Department Transportation, 1985-1986. Project manager Wade-Trim/Impact, Taylor, Michigan, 1987-1988. Owner, principal planner Mary Ann Heidemann & Associates, Rogers City, 1988-1997.

      Vice president, planning group manager Wade-Trim Engineering, 1997-2000. Director Presque Isle County Economic Development Corporation, Rogers City, Michigan, since 2000. Assistant professor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1975—1976.

      Lecturer University Wisconsin, Green Bay, 1977—1978. Executive director East Michigan Environmental Action, West Bloomfield, 1986—1987. Adjunct professor Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste.

      Marie, 1988—1995; member planner licensed board Governor State Michigan, Lansing, 1990—1994.

    Major achievements

    • Professional community planner, Michigan. Licensed residential builder, Michigan.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Founding member Bay Renaissance, Green Bay, 1979—1980. Member Orion Township Planning Commission, Michigan, 1986—1987. County commissioner Presque Isle County Board, Rogers City, 1992—1993.

    Board directors Presque Isle Harbor Associates, 1993—1996. Chair Rogers City Park and Recreation Commission, since 2001. Elder Westminster Presbyterian Church, since 1997.

    Member of American Association of University Women, Michigan Society Planning Officials (training workshop instructor), American Planning Association, American Institute Certified Planners (planning examination committee 1992), Presque Isle Lighthouse Association, Michigan Historic Preservation Network (board member since 2001), Harmony Choraleers.



    Singing, swimming, bicycling, poetry writing, local history.


    • Married Karl Werner, June 19, 1982. Children: Heather Lisa, Karl Kristoffer.
    • father: O.K. Rodewald
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Berry) Rodewald
    • spouse: Karl Werner
    • children: Heather Lisa Heidemann
    • Karl Kristoffer Heidemann
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    Born February 17, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1970
      Reed College
    • 1975
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1985
      University Wisconsin
    • 1989
      University Wisconsin
    • 1972 - 1974
      staff planner Jack McCormick & Associate, s
      Devon, United Kingdom
    • 1976 - 1978
      natural resource planner Brown County Planning Commission
      Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      planning consultant, Champ
      Parish, New York, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      policy analyst, United States Environmental Protection Agency
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      community service specialist, Wisconsin Department Natural Resources
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      chief environmental analysis Wisconsin Department Transportation
    • 1987 - 1988
      project manager, Wade-Trim/Impact
      Taylor, Michigan, United States
    • 1997
      vice president, Wade-Trim Engineering
    • 1997
      planning group manager, Wade-Trim Engineering
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