Community Development

Washington County Extension Community Development

The Community Development Educator facilitates programs in a number of priority areas in Washington County. Backed by University of Wisconsin research, the Community Development Educator works with local government, civic organizations, non-profit organizations, businesses and community leaders to enhance local decision-making and help communities respond to new challenges and opportunities. These priorities change as local needs change.  As facilitators, the Community Development Educator works in partnership with local people and organizations to meet identified local needs.

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Local Community Impact

Each year, local communities and organizations contact the Extension Community Development Educator for assistance.  Programs are designed and delivered to meet these locally identified needs.  The Community Development Programs throughout Washington County: 2008-2023 report provides an overview of programs delivered in your Washington County community.

Monthly Impact Highlights

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West Bend Community Memorial Library Outreach Programming

Paul Roback, Community Development Educator The West Bend Community Memorial Library’s Outreach Librarian contacted Paul to facilitate a process that would engage staff in determining a future direction and focus for outreach programming. As part of this process, staff wanted to gain an understanding of demographic trends that could provide insights into future programming. Paul […]

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Local Priorities are Extension’s Priority

Paul Roback, Community Development Educator Although the Extension Washington County office is connected to UW-Madison, our programming is based on the needs identified by the communities that we serve. Each year, it’s actually local communities and organizations that contact Paul’s for assistance. As a result, programs are designed with local input and delivered to meet […]

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Community Development Impact October 2023

Since 2014, Paul and Human Development and Relationships Educator Carol Bralich havefacilitated Real Colors workshops in response to organizations and local governmentsexpressing a need for staff development in effective communication and team building. Thesegoals align with the outcomes for Real Colors, which is an interactive three-hour workshopthat teaches skills to understand human behavior and improve […]

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Community Development Impact September 2023

Incorporated as a nonprofit in 2022, the mission of Just Us of Washington County is to“provide support and guidance to Black, Indigenous, People of Color populations, as well as,LGBTQ+ individuals and families. We seek to help navigate and supply guidance for everydayexperiences and challenges faced within Washington County, Wisconsin.” After reading aboutthis organization in the […]

Annual Accomplishment Reports

Each year, the Community Development Educator compiles a report detailing programmatic outcomes and educational contacts from the prior year. Reports by year: 2023202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008.

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Extension Washington County
333 E Washington St, Suite 1200
West Bend, WI 53090

Phone: 262-335-4477
711 for Wisconsin Relay

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