Community Development

(last updated 6/8/17)


Community Development Mission in Columbia County

In Columbia County, Kathleen Haas serves as the Community Development educator. Extension educators throughout the State help Wisconsin communities deal with their own unique challenges – resource constraints, business development, growth management, environmental protection and the quality of life. Backed by University of Wisconsin research, Extension educators work with local governments, civic organizations, businesses and community leaders to help people identify their most critical local concerns, to set goals and to work on solutions to problems. Natural resource and environmental educators work with teachers and students, environmental and conservation groups and businesses that rely on the state’s water and land resources.



Economic Development

Columbia County Labor Forum>>>

More on Economic Development>>>
Trading Spaces: Increasing Employee’s Understanding of Limited Income Employees>>>

Related Links:
UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development>>>

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Local Government

ICC – Intercounty Coordinating Committee>>>
More on Local Government>>>

Related Links:
UW-Extension Local Government Center>>>
Center for Land Use Education (CLUE)>>>

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

More on Natural Resources>>>

Related Links:
Basin Educators>>>
Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center>>>
Center for Watershed Science & Education>>>
Water Resources Programs>>>



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If you have any questions regarding Community Development in Columbia County, please contact:

UW-Extension Columbia County
Administration Building
112 E. Edgewater Street
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-9680
Fax: 608-742-9862