Oneida County UW-Extension has announced the addition of a new Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Agent to their team.
Tim Brown began work on Monday, Nov. 5, at UW-Extension’s office in Rhinelander. Brown grew up in Madison and served with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 2008-10, where he conducted community development projects in poverty-stricken communities. Until recently, he lived in Milwaukee, where he earned a master’s in international affairs and assisted with economic and community development efforts in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.
Brown’s position with UW-Extension will allow him to use his education and experience to serve Oneida County. He will work closely with local government officials, business leaders and Oneida County residents to foster economic development and appreciation for the many valuable resources in the county. Major focus areas of the UW-Extension Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development program are leadership and organizational development, strengthening local government, natural resource use, management and protection, and local economic development. Locally identified priority areas for Oneida County include broadband/technology infrastructure, business and economic development, entrepreneurship and product innovation, downtown development and natural resources. The educator provides leadership and works with others to identify new and emerging economic opportunities for Oneida County in fields such as local foods development, forest products and sustainability. Brown will also work collaboratively with the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation and AIS programs, and the Oneida County Fair.
University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements. For more information, call Erica Brewster or Tim Brown at (715) 365-2750.