Community Development


To strengthen people’s ability to identify and solve community problems through education, citizen participation, group process and unbiased information – allowing residents to make informed decisions, resulting in better communities.


Improve the area through education in community and economic development, governmental management, natural resource conservation and business management.

Community Economic Development

  • Place-Based Development
  • Rural and Small Town Development
  • Industrial and Regional Development

Sustainable Communities

  • Sustainable Principles and Practices
  • Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management and Biomass

Organizational and Governmental Effectiveness

  • Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Leadership Development


Press Releases Outagamie County and surrounding 

UWEX Local Government Center Programs:

  • Local Government Center’s “News and Notices” — bimonthly, the Local Government Center publishes an electronic poster highlighting events scheduled for the near future.  Subscribe to receive notification or click on one of the thumbnail images to view a past issue.
  • Upcoming LGC WisLine conferences and other workshops:  WisLines
  • Information about the Local Government Center and its programming may be found at Additional information about UW-Extension local government educational programs may be found at


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

Jim1Jim Resick, Community Development Educator
Outagamie County – UW-Extension
3365 W. Brewster Street
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-832-5122
Wisconsin Relay: 711
Fax: 920-832-4783

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