Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Alternative Interventions CommitteeMore details
Where: Waukesha County Administration Building 515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room A255, Waukesha, WI CANCELLED
When: 07/23/2018 12:00 PMMeeting Agenda A
Security and Facilities CommitteeMore details
Where: Waukesha County Courthouse 515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room C-179, Waukesha, WI
When: 07/24/2018 12:15 PMMeeting Agenda A
Where: Waukesha County Courthouse 515 West Moreland Blvd. Room 350 Waukesha, WI (Training Session - Roberts Rules of Order)
When: 07/24/2018 5:45 PMMeeting Agenda A
Where: Waukesha County Courthouse, Cafeteria Courthouse, ground floor, 515 West Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI (Annual Supervisor's Photo)
When: 07/24/2018 6:30 PMMeeting Agenda A
Where: Waukesha County Courthouse 515 West Moreland Blvd. - Room 350, Waukesha, WI
When: 07/24/2018 7:00 PMMeeting Agenda A
UW Extension in Waukesha County invites families and youth to participate in the 4-H STEM Kids Zone sponsored by Fleet Farm at the Waukesha County Fai...
UW Extension in Waukesha County invites families and youth to participate in the 4-H STEM Kids Zone sponsored by Fleet Farm at the Waukesha County Fair from July 18-22. This special event, offered each day of the County Fair, offers youth many opportunities to explore interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands on learning.
“This event is just one opportunity to learn about STEM and the many other opportunities that 4-H offers to youth in Waukesha County;” said James Boling, Youth and Family Educator for UW Extension. “We are fortunate that Fleet Farm sponsors this program at the County Fair.”
The schedule for the 4-H STEM Kids Zone at the Waukesha County Fair includes:
Wednesday, July 18th (1:00-5:00 pm) - Engineering
Thursday, July 19th (Noon-4:00 pm) - Physics
Friday, July 20th (Noon-4:00 pm) - Space
Saturday, July 21st (Noon-4:00 pm) - Electronics
Sunday, July 22nd (10:00am-5:00 pm) – Bubble Science
About UW-Extension Waukesha County 4-H
UW-Extension 4-H in Waukesha County connects youth and families to university knowledge, leadership development, and hands on applied learning through its connection with the University of Wisconsin. Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:
UW-Extension Waukesha County 4-H has more than 200 certified adult volunteers, 95 youth volunteers and 512 youth in 20 community clubs. Learn more at www.waukeshacounty.gov/uwex/4H/. Find us on Twitter at @WaukeshaCo4H and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaukeshaCounty4H/.
Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and County Board Chairman Paul Decker announce that Waukesha County has filed a federal lawsuit against d...
Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and County Board Chairman Paul Decker announce that Waukesha County has filed a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors, joining a multitude of other government entities around the country, seeking to recover costs associated with the opioid crisis.
“The opioid epidemic takes a toll on our communities and our justice system,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Local government has been forced to respond by dedicating resources to drug prevention and treatment. Waukesha County is using every tool necessary to stop the crisis, which includes holding those responsible for it accountable.”
Waukesha County filed its case in Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. It will become part of the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) currently pending in the Northern District of Ohio. Waukesha County is represented by a national consortium of six law firms, led by national law firm Baron & Budd, P.C. More information about the consortium is available here.
In February, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to authorize the county’s Corporation Counsel to select and engage outside counsel regarding potential opioid litigation against companies and/or individuals that engage in practices contributing to the opioid epidemic.
“The opioid crisis is one of the most pressing issues facing our community today,” said Waukesha County Board Chairman Paul Decker. “The Board of Supervisors gave local government the tools to address the crisis on a new front by passing the resolution that allowed us to file this lawsuit.”
About the Opioid Crisis in Wisconsin
Prescription opioids are the main driver of drug overdose deaths and poisonings in Wisconsin. In 2015, 63% of drug overdose deaths in the state involved prescription opioids. Waukesha County is enacting a four-tiered plan and participating in the Wisconsin Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Prevention Project (WI-PDO) to fight the opioid crisis through training first responders and key community members to implement prevention and treatment strategies. More information is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/overdoseprevention. Follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest county news.
The results of a Waukesha County Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Feasibility Study show that regional collaboration could enhance fire preven...
(WAUKESHA, WI) – The results of a Waukesha County Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Feasibility Study show that regional collaboration could enhance fire prevention, improve emergency services, cut costs, and reduce volunteer firefighter turnover, while allowing local fire departments to maintain their identity. The study, conducted by Fitch and Associates, LLC, analyzed fire and EMS services from several municipalities in Waukesha County.
“The results of this study answer a question I asked at the beginning of this process,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “‘Is there a better way to provide the same or greater level of service to our citizens while becoming more efficient?’ The answer is ‘yes.’ Following the recommendations presented in this study will allow our local fire departments to improve their response time while cutting costs by sharing resources, without giving up their independence as local fire departments.”
The study, conducted by Fitch and Associates, LLC, analyzed information from numerous fire districts, Waukesha County Communications’ Computer Aided Dispatch Data, and local information from 13 participating communities. They then provided recommendations that aim to identify areas of investment to ensure reliable and sustainable service to the community while prolonging the use of volunteer firefighters. The four prioritized high-level recommendations include:
The results of the Waukesha County Fire and EMS Feasibility study were unveiled to fire chiefs and county municipal leaders at a meeting last night at the Waukesha County Emergency Operations Center. Later this month presentations will be made at the Executive Committee of the Waukesha County Board and during a meeting of the Waukesha County Cooperation Council.
About the Waukesha County Fire Study
The Waukesha County Fire and EMS Feasibility Study began in 2016 after Waukesha County surveyed local municipalities in the Lake Country area to determine their interest in helping fund a consultant study to determine whether emergency services could be improved or maintained at a reduced cost to taxpayers. More information about the study, and the full report by Fitch and Associates, is available online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutive/fire-and-ems-study/..
Waukesha County’s Child Support Division is the largest agency in state history to surpass all four federal performance measures in a single year. To ...
Waukesha County’s Child Support Division is the largest agency in state history to surpass all four federal performance measures in a single year. To recognize the achievement, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Bureau of Child Support has awarded the agency a Certificate of Excellence for fiscal year 2017.
“This award is the result of the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Strategic planning is an important part of how Waukesha County does business each and every day. Our Child Support Division used that foundation of best practices to improve year-by-year, until they achieved a level of a success outmatched any other county of comparable size.”
The Certificate of Excellence recognizes a child support agency that has met or exceeded annual state performance goals in four areas: court order establishment, paternity establishment, current support collections and child support arrears collections. On each measures except paternity, Waukesha County broke every record in its recorded history.
About Waukesha County Child Support Division
Under the umbrella of the Corporation Counsel Office, the Child Support Division provides financial, legal, case management, and clerical services for child support cases. Legal and case management activities include establishing paternity, establishing court-ordered obligations for child support and health insurance, locating absent parents, investigating delinquent child support cases, modifying support obligations as required by law, and enforcing support obligations through a variety of administrative and judicial processes for Wisconsin and interstate cases. More information is available online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/corporationcounsel.
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is reminding residents of the resources available to help them stay safe during the Excessive Heat Warning in ef...
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow is reminding residents of the resources available to help them stay safe during the Excessive Heat Warning in effect until 7:00 pm Saturday.
“Excessive heat is the most frequent weather-related danger in southeast Wisconsin,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “For this reason, Waukesha County has safeguards in place to ensure that even our most vulnerable residents can stay safe and healthy.”
Waukesha County residents are encouraged to plan ahead when extreme heat is on its way.
Requesting and Reporting Non-Emergency Information
Residents should only call 911 if they are experiencing an emergency situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment.
Utility Service Disconnections
Consumers are reminded that Wisconsin law prevents a utility from disconnecting occupied dwelling units when a heat advisory, heat warning, or heat emergency is in effect.
Certain populations are more vulnerable to health risks related to extreme heat, such as adults over 65; children younger than five; people with health issues such as chronic diseases, or those who take certain medications; and individuals who work outside.
About Waukesha County
The mission of Waukesha County government is to promote the health, safety and quality of life of citizens while fostering an economically vibrant community. We are committed to delivering effective, high quality programs and services in a courteous and fiscally prudent manner.
Additional health and safety resources are available online from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Safety at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/heat.htm.