Community Development


UWEX Cooperative Extension Community Development Educators offer education, research and process solutions to government, business and non-profit clients. education, research and process solutions to government, business and non-profit clients in 68 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.


On February 12, 2018, Live Algoma hosted a Community Conversation on Emotional Well-being at St John’s Church in Rankin. Over fifty individuals came to celebrate bright spots and talk about ways the community can support positive mental health and promote emotional well-being for everyone in the community.

Read more about the Community Conversation here: Community Conversation Summary Notes February 12, 2018


On January 10-11, twelve community development, planning, and architecture professionals from UW Extension and private practices across the State descended on Kewaunee for a Community Design Charrette. Known as the Design Wisconsin Team, their charge from the City was to illustrate concepts and design ideas for high priority areas as identified by the community.

Click here to view the presentation the Design Wisconsin Team presented to over 40 community members at a public presentation on January 11.

Kewaunee Waterfront Presentation


2018 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

Tax Increment Financing: Evaluating Proposals to Ensure the Best Deal for the Community Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Tax increment financing is an important planning tool used by many communities in Wisconsin. This program reviews how local governments use tax increment financing and explores how communities can evaluate proposals for the use of tax increment financing to ensure they are getting the best deal for the community. Presented by Daniel Lindstrom, AICP, Planning & Community Development Manager, Vierbicher Associates, Inc. Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Planning for Natural Hazards: Floodplain Zoning Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon The National Flood Insurance Program and Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management Program aim to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. This program explores how floodplain management is implemented in Wisconsin and how the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management aids communities in flood disasters. Presented by Michelle J. Staff, CFM, DNR Floodplain Policy Coordinator; Katie Sommers, CFM, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Wisconsin Emergency Management. Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Dealing with Conflict in Local Land Use Decision-making Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Although land use planning is often accompanied by conflict, effective, proactive communication between local planning officials and the public can go a long way to minimize conflict. It can also inform the planning process by ensuring that the interests, concerns, and values of the public and other community stakeholders are understood by planners and considered when planning decisions are made. This session describes several public participation strategies and techniques that support an inclusive and civil planning process. Presented by Bill Rizzo, Professor, UW-Extension (retired). Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Each teleconference is $20. For more information about each teleconference, download the 2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning brochure.

To register online, use the link in the program description. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.






Strategic Planning for Non-profits

The UW-Extension in Kewaunee County wants to provide its services to local non-profits. Strategic planning is key to the success of non-profits, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. Claire Thompson of UW-Extension in Kewaunee County, describes how you should proceed, to place the planning in the forefront of everyone’s mind.






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

Claire Thompson
Kewaunee County UW-Extension
810 Lincoln Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Phone: 920-388-7136
Fax: 920-388-7159
Office Hours: M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm

Erin Dahle – Program Assistant
Phone: 920-388-7141