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Community Development

A Community Natural Resources, Economic Development (CNRED) educator designs and delivers educational programs and technical assistance to help communities deal with their own unique challenges. Backed by University of Wisconsin research, CNRED educators work with local government, civic organizations, businesses and community leaders to enhance local decision-making and help communities respond to new challenges and opportunities. They work to:

  • Establish ongoing programs that educate the public and elected officials about current issues
  • Strengthen local government
  • Develop local leadership capacity
  • Protect natural resources for future generations

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Towns & Villages Association Meetings

In Marathon County, local government officials have the opportunity to be part of either the Eastern Marathon County Towns and Villages Association or the Western Marathon County Towns and Villages Association. Association meetings are held quarterly.

Meeting notices and agendas will be sent out approximately three weeks prior to each meeting.

The 2014 Towns and Villages Association Meeting Schedule

Mary Kluz, Community Resource Development Agent Mary Kluz
Community Resource Development Agent
Marathon County UW-Extension
212 River Drive, Suite 3
Wausau, WI 54403-5476
Phone: 715-261-1241
Phone: 800-236-0153
Fax: 715-261-1238
mary.kluz@ces.uwex.edu
  • Read Mary’s blog, Thinking Forward >>>
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Public Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Local Government and Public Policy Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

UW-Extension’s Regional Natural Resources Program

The University of Wisconsin-Extension, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other agencies and organizations, supports a Regional Natural Resources Program. This program includes a network of educators located throughout Wisconsin, with expertise in water resources, forestry, citizen engagement, process facilitation, and design and delivery of natural resource outreach materials.

To access this network in Marathon County, contact:

Kris Tiles, Central Wisconsin Basin Educator Kris Tiles
Natural Resources Educator
Marathon County UW-Extension
212 River Drive, Suite 3
Wausau, WI 54403-5476
Phone: 715-261-1254
Fax: 715-261-1238
kris.tiles@ces.uwex.edu
  • Forest Resource Management and Conservation
  • Fire Awareness Education
  • Forest Health Education
  • River Monitoring Volunteer Network
  • Land Management and Water Quality Conservation
For more information about the program, visit: http://naturalresources.uwex.edu
For more information on forestry programs in Wisconsin, visit: http://woodlandinfo.org

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

Mary Kluz
Community Resource Development Agent
Marathon County UW-Extension
212 River Drive, Suite 3
Wausau, WI 54403-5476
Phone: 715-261-1241
Phone: 800-236-0153
Fax: 715-261-1238
mary.kluz@ces.uwex.edu

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