• UPCOMING EVENTS
    25
    APR
    County Board Meeting(1)
    Where: Waukesha County Courthouse C350
    From: 4/25/2017 7:00:00 PM To: 4/25/2017 8:30:00 PM

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    29
    APR
    Justice Jog
    Where: Fox River Park
    From: 4/29/2017 8:00:00 AM To: 4/29/2017 1:00:00 PM

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    On Saturday, April 29th, people from across Southeastern Wisconsin will join together to support victims of child abuse and walk to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Funds raised at Justice Jog will support SBS prevention efforts and awareness events in the community.


    Justice Jog will benefit Lola’s Hope Inc., a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by families impacted by Shaken Baby Syndrome. The mission of Lola’s Hope is to support families impacted by shaken baby syndrome and prevent shaken baby syndrome through education, awareness and community outreach. 


    The Waukesha County Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides crucial support services to victims of crime in the county. They established a monthly SBS support group facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker (first of its kind in the state) and partner with local non-profit groups to provide family-friendly events for the community.


    Please check out the link for more information:  http://www.wijusticejog.org/ 

    Click here to view the Justice Jog Flyer.

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    23
    MAY
    County Board Meeting 5-23
    Where: C350
    From: 5/23/2017 7:00:00 PM To: 5/23/2017 8:30:00 PM

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    27
    JUN
    County Board Meeting(2)
    Where: C350
    From: 6/27/2017 7:00:00 PM To: 6/27/2017 8:30:00 PM

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  • IN THE NEWS

    There are many spring hazards - tornadoes, floods, lightning, and more. Your safe space varies on the hazard.  ...

    NOAA Encourages Resident's to Take A #SafeSpaceSelfie


    There are many spring hazards - tornadoes, floods, lightning, and more. Your safe space varies on the hazard. 

    NOAA is asking residents to get creative and find your safe space, then share on social media. 

    #SafeSpaceSelfie April 3 - 6

    Take a #SafeSpaceSelfie and encourage others by tagging them and asking "Where is your safe place from extreme weather?"

    You are also invited to join in on a TweetChatApril 6 - Noon to 1 pm

    About This Campaign

    #SafePlaceSelfie is a grass roots campaign as part of NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation to get individuals, businesses, and all organizations ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather events.

    Knowing your "safe place" when extreme weather threatens is the #1 preparedness action anyone can take, but we also hope this campaign will open the door to greater preparedness actions, such as creating an emergency plan or putting together an emergency kit. 

    For mor information, go to www.noaa.gov/wrn.


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    (WAUKESHA, WI) –  A free Home Improvement Workshop for City of Waukesha residents will be held on April 24...

    UW-Extension Offers Home Improvement Workshop for Waukesha Residents


    (WAUKESHA, WI) –  A free Home Improvement Workshop for City of Waukesha residents will be held on April 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Trieber Rooms C1 & C2. Attendees will learn about strategies and resources to reduce costs and increase the value of their home. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:

    • Home repair project resources
    • Eligibility for no to low-interest home improvement loan products
    • Incentives and ways to reduce water costs
    • Housing code compliance
    • Gardening advice to improve their front landscape    

    “Waukesha County UW-Extension is proud to join ten community agencies to connect residents with resources that will help them invest in their homes,” said Steve Chmielewski, Waukesha County UW-Extension Community Development Educator. “Attendees will learn about the impact of improvements on home value, current housing market trends, and they’ll have the opportunity to talk directly with agency representatives to learn about programs and resources.”

    About the Home Improvement Workshop

    This event made possible by the ProHealth Care and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Registration is not required, but feel free to respond on our Facebook event here

    If you have questions about this event, call Steve Chmielewski, UW-Extension Community Educator, at 262-548-7781 or email him at steven.chmielewski@ces.uwex.edu

    For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/crd/WHIW

    About Waukesha County UW-Extension

    Learn more about Waukesha County UW-Extension at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/, find us on Facebook at http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEx/Connect/.  


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    (WAUKESHA, WI) – This Saturday, April 1, 2017 the public is invited to donate gently used clothi...

    Stuff the Squad This Saturday to Help Victims of Crime


    (WAUKESHA, WI) – This Saturday, April 1, 2017 the public is invited to donate gently used clothing and toys to the 4th Annual Stuff the Squad event at the Waukesha County Courthouse (515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha) from 9 am until noon.

    City of Waukesha police officers and Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies will park their squad cars in front of the courthouse, ready to be stuffed with donations to help adults and children who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, burglary, and other crimes.
     

    “This event is an opportunity to help those who are going through a traumatic situation meet their basic needs when they need it most,” said Kristi Maglio, Waukesha County Juvenile and Sensitive Crimes Counselor. “A simple donation of a used coat or pair of shoes can provide comfort and security to victims of crime during a time of crisis.”

    Donations of all kinds are accepted, but items of particular need include:

    • Coats and jackets
    • Shoes
    • Stuffed animals and toys
    • Gas cards
    • Gift cards
    • Cash

    About Stuff the Squad

    Waukesha County’s Annual Stuff the Squad event started in 2014 after a member of the Waukesha County Victim/Witness Assistance Program noticed juvenile domestic abuse victims without warm coats in the middle of winter. She began the donation drive to help provide items to comfort crime victims in times of crisis.

    Stuff the Squad is a partnership between the Waukesha County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, the City of Waukesha Police Department, and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. For questions, please contact Kristi Maglio at (262)548-7908.

    Stuff the Squad kicks of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2 – 8 2017.


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    Waukesha County is offering residents opportunities to celebrate and promote recycling by taking part in state and...

    Free Recycling Tours, Online Events Celebrate Earth Day in Waukesha County


    Waukesha County is offering residents opportunities to celebrate and promote recycling by taking part in state and nationwide campaigns. Starting April 3, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22.

     “Earth Day is an opportunity to remind residents about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Not only does recycling conserve natural resources, it provides tax relief and job growth in Waukesha County.”

     Recycling Facility Tours

    Two opportunities are being provided for individuals to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility for free. The tours are Tuesday, April 4 at noon and Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 PM. Registration and closed-toe shoes are required for this hour-long, hard hat tour of the facility. To register for the free tour, visit www.kgmb.org.

     Connect Online

    Starting April 3rd, the Waukesha County Recycles Facebook page and @WaukCoRecycles Twitter page will take part in Wisconsin’s statewide campaign, “Earth Day 2017,” by featuring fun recycling facts each day leading up to April 22 and using the hashtag #EarthDay2017. More information is available at www.recyclemorewisconsin.org.

     About Earth Day

    The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On Earth Day, people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in their community. More information is available at www.earthday.org

     About Waukesha County Recycling

    For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook and follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter.


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    UW-Extension, Waukesha County’s 4-H Leader’s Association held their first Blue Ribbon Gala on Marc...

    Blue Ribbon Gala Raises $6400 to Expand Waukesha County 4-H Program, Train New Volunteers


    UW-Extension, Waukesha County’s 4-H Leader’s Association held their first Blue Ribbon Gala on March 3, 2017. The event raised $6,400 for 4-H Youth Development, and provided an opportunity for the community to learn about the program.

     

    Donations from live and silent auctions came from Country Springs Hotel, Wenthe-Davidson Engineering Co. Felss Rotaform LLC, the Green Bay Packers, Hastings Air Energy Control, Wisconsin Athletics Club as well as numerous other area businesses and 4-H Clubs and Families.

     

    The Event was Emceed by Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. Scott Gunderson was the auctioneer. A social hour kicked off the night with a dinner and presentations from the 4-H Ambassadors, Brooke Brady and Sean McGrath. 9-year-old 4-H youth Teddy Luecke spoke to the group about his passion to help in the 4-H food stand and how he had to take responsibility to wash all the aprons and caps each day. He wants to run the food stand one day.

     

    About Waukesha County Extension’s 4-H Program

    The 4-H program is a research-based program that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and meaningful leadership opportunities that empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. In addition, 4-H teaches pride in workmanship and accomplishments, personal interaction with peers, and respect for the environment.

     

    For more information, please contact the Waukesha County UW-Extension office 262-548-7774.

     

    Learn more about Waukesha County UW-Extension at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/, find us on Facebook at http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEx/Connect/.



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