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The Small Community Forums provide resources and a venue for everyone who cares about the future of Wisconsin’s small (and mighty) communities. The forums bring together residents, community leaders, elected officials, business leaders and civic-minded individuals to share best practices and discuss strategies to address the unique opportunities and challenges facing our communities. Hosted by local organizations and agencies and these statewide organizations:

  • Create Wisconsin
  • League of Wisconsin Municipalities
  • UW-Madison, Division of Extension
  • USDA Rural Development Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Downtown Action Council
  •  Wisconsin Main Street Program, WEDC
  • Wisconsin Rural Partners
  • Office of Rural Prosperity, WEDC 

2023 Counties

  • Monroe County
  • Taylor County 
  • Fond du Lac County
  • Wood County 

All Forums start at 8 am (registration and breakfast open at 7:30 am) and end with lunch at 12 noon.

2023 Planning Committee:

    • Anne Katz, Create Wisconsin/Wisconsin Downtown Action Council
    • Errin Welty, Wisconsin Main Street
    • Kristin Mickelson, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
    • Sandy Decker, Wisconsin Rural Partners
    • Brandon Hofstedt, UW-Madison, Division of Extension
    • Todd Barman, UW - Madison, Division of Extension
    • Zach Vruwink, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
    • Jillian Thomas, USDA Rural Development
    • Kietra Olson, Office of Rural Prosperity, WEDC

Taylor County | October 11, 2023 
 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Gilman High School
325 N. Fifth Ave. Gilman

Fond du Lac County | October 26, 2023
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Drexel Training Center,
101 N Fond du Lac Avenue,  Campbellsport

Monroe County | November 1, 2023
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Scenic Bluffs Health Center
 200 W. North St., Norwalk

Wood County | November 14, 2023
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Pittsville Community Hall
5291 3rd Ave, Pittsville, WI 54466

About us

​Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. (WRP) serves as a network hub for organizations, government agencies and people working to make rural Wisconsin a better place. ​​We strive through our work to build leadership for the communities of rural Wisconsin.  ​​

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