In January, Chris Ochs (MURP '04) was sworn in as a member of the St. Paul Planning Commission, a 21-member advisory board that is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the city council. Ochs serves is a designer and project manger at Windor Companies, a full-service design-build company in the Twin Cities. He will serve on the Neighborhood Planning subcommittee.
Ochs chose a career in landscape architecture following a 10-year stint in freight transportation. He has been recognized with multiple awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, and was awarded the HWS Cleveland Award.