Interim Community Development director named

Christian Schock has been named interim director of Wausau’s Community Development Department, which also oversees planning and economic development.

Longtime director Ann Werth will retire July 5 after nearly four decades with the city, in a career that spanned seven mayoral administrations and 20 city councils. Mayor Rob Mielke on Wednesday announced Schock will assume Werth’s responsibilities for a period of no more than six months.

Schock has spent the past 18 months as the city’s economic development manager. He previously worked as a regional planning commission director in Ohio. Schock will assume his new role June 20.