Waukesha County

UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb
29

Wild Winter Night Candlelight Hike at Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center & the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
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Mar
16

Spring Workshop Day

Retzer Nature Center
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Apr
2

Field Ornithology: Birds of Southeast Wisconsin (nine-week course)

Retzer Nature Center
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Apr
3

Sunset Meditation & Night Hike

Retzer Nature Center & Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
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Apr
6

Bird Conservation in the Parks: A Community-Based Approach

Retzer Nature Center
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
Feb
28

The HOME Consortium

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The HOME Consortium

Where: Via Microsoft Teams - To join the meeting: • Dial 414-435-2078 • Enter the Access Code 487 788 223 #

When: 02/28/2024 11:00 AM

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Feb
28

Coordinated Service Team (CST)

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Coordinated Service Team (CST)

Where: Health and Human Services Center - Room 114

When: 02/28/2024 12:00 PM

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Feb
28

Park and Planning Commission

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Park and Planning Commission

Where: Room AC 255/259 Administration Center, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188

When: 02/28/2024 1:00 PM

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Feb
28

Park and Planning Commission

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Park and Planning Commission

Where: Waukesha County Administration Center, 515 W. Moreland Boulevard - Room AC 255/259, Waukesha, WI, 53188 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

When: 02/28/2024 1:00 PM

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Mar
1

Veteran's Service Commission

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Veteran's Service Commission

Where: 514 RIVERVIEW AVENUE, WAUKESHA, WI 53188ROOM 104

When: 03/01/2024 1:00 PM

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IN THE NEWS

Task Force's efforts and outreach in 2023 led to significant reduction in drug overdose deaths.

County's Heroin Task Force Fights Against Substance Use Disorder


February 13, 2024, The Waukesha County Heroin Task Force (HTF) is proud to announce significant progress in its ongoing battle against substance use disorder, fostering collective impact and hope throughout the community in 2023. These efforts are highlighted by a substantial decrease in overdose deaths. According to recent data, drug overdose deaths in Waukesha County decreased by more than 19% from 2021 to 2022.

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Certification represents highest level of health department standards

Waukesha County Public Health Earns Top Recognition


January 19, 2024, Waukesha County Public Health announced they were officially recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as a Certified Level III Health Department. This five-year certification signifies that Waukesha County meets the highest level of health department standards identified in state statute and administrative rules.

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Shelter served dozens of residents during peak of power outages.

County Closes Emergency Warming Shelter


Waukesha County leaders made the decision to close the Emergency Warming Shelter at the Waukesha County Expo Center at 1000 Northview Rd., Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 6pm.

Officials opened the shelter at 4pm, Saturday, January 13, 2024.

The shelter served dozens of residents during the peak of power outages throughout the weekend. Officials were able to successfully relocate any remaining individuals at the shelter to nearby hotels, homeless shelters or other warming centers. 

By getting individuals who do not have a permanent residence to a homeless shelter, it allows them to connect with a case worker. 

For additional assistance, please dial 211.


Waukesha County Opens Warming Shelter at the Expo Center in Waukesha for residents without power.

State of Emergency Declaration, Warming Shelter Open


Saturday, January 13, 2024 County Executive Paul Farrow extended an emergency declaration until Monday January 15, 2024 at 11:59pm.

The County Executive issued a state of emergency declaration Friday, January 12th, but due to increasing snow total amounts, strong winds, dangerous travel and wide-spread power outages, Farrow extended the declaration and the County has opened a warming shetler. 

The shelter will be at the Waukesha County Expo Center beginning at 4pm Saturday, January 13th 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188

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New facility provides a home-like atmosphere with 24/7 voluntary mental health services for those in our community experiencing a crisis.

Waukesha County Crisis Resource Center


Monday, December 11, 2023, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, Health & Human Services leaders and Centers for Independence came together for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the new Waukesha County Crisis Resource Center located at 1501 Airport Rd. Waukesha, WI 53188.

This 24/7 facility will help anyone who is suffering from a mental health crisis and aims to have a positive impact on mental health care in our community.

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