Lovingood Names Weldy to Planning Commission

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood has appointed Apple Valley resident and businessman Jonathan Weldy to the County Planning Commission.

“I have known Jonathan Weldy as a professional who is committed to his community; our values align, and he is a strong believer in property rights,” Lovingood said. “As our economy recovers and construction picks up, Jonathan’s 30 years of experience in the building industry will be invaluable to the Planning Commission.”

Weldy is president and founder of Meridian Land Development Company based in Apple Valley. He is licensed in California as both a General Engineering Contractor and General Building Contractor.

Weldy said his background in building, development and specifically land use issues provides a unique understanding of the balance necessary for Planning Commission decisions.

He has participated in residential building and development in Arizona, Nevada and California, including all aspects of land acquisition, entitlement, development, sales and more than 10,000 residential lots in several master planned communities. In addition to Meridian’s current projects, the company is providing project specific assistance to lenders, builders, investors and institutions.

Weldy served four terms as president of the Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter as well as past governing board member and operating committee member of the BIA of Southern California.

Weldy’s community activities include serving as multi-year past president and board member of Home Aid Inland Empire, a nonprofit that builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for homeless families and individuals. He has served on the San Bernardino County Work Force Investment Board since 2012. He is also a class coordinator for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

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