MORPC Regional Data & Mapping Director Nancy Reger to Retire

January 4, 2017

MORPC Regional Data and Mapping Director, Nancy Reger has announced her retirement, having served at MORPC for over 30 years.

Reger started her career with MORPC in 1984, as an intern in the Developmental Controls program and rose to her current position as Director of Regional Data and Mapping.

“Nancy's work throughout her career made Central Ohio a better place to live and work” said William Murdock, MORPC’s Executive Director. “Her vision and tenacity to make data available, better connected, and understandable established MORPC as a trusted resource and collaborative home for regional data.”

Under her leadership, Reger oversaw the creation of MORPC’s first online interactive transportation map that allows residents to review proposed regional transportation improvements from the comfort of their home. Her team also developed a host of online interactive maps and a data catalog to assist the public in accessing data. 

“I have been lucky to have the support of leadership at MORPC and the honor to lead an extraordinary team,” Reger said. “A picture is worth a thousand words and it is a lot easier getting a point across by using colors on a map than to tell the story using a column of numbers.”

Reger established land-use forecasts used for regional projects such as insight2050, as well as for planning transportation facilities and various public infrastructure projects.

More recently, she developed the Regional Data Advisory Committee. The committee will guide in the creation and operation of the Regional Data Lab, an initiative started in 2016 that aims to create a community around data for Central Ohioans.

“Her expertise and good character have been critical to MORPC's success in serving local governments,” Murdock said. “Just like many people around Central Ohio, I will miss having her on our team, but wish her a fun and well-deserved retirement.”

Reger, a resident of the city of Delaware, has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. She plans to volunteer in the field of horticulture, travel, spend time with her grandchild and complete her first fictional adventure novel.

Her retirement begins in early March.