Community Development

Community development is the process of helping a community strengthen itself and develop towards its full potential.  UW-Extension Community Development Educators help Wisconsin residents, organizations and communities deal with their own unique challenges by providing a variety of education programs, research, and resources to address local issues.  Backed by University of Wisconsin research, Community Development Educators work with local government, civic organizations, businesses and community leaders to enhance local decision-making and help communities respond to new challenges and opportunities. These priorities change as local needs change.

Allyson Watson currently serves as the Community Development Educator for Winnebago and Outagamie Counties UW-Extension.  Her work focuses on a number of priority areas in Winnebago County:


Our mission is to strengthen people’s ability to identify and solve community problems through education, citizen participation, group process, and unbiased information – allowing residents to make informed decisions, resulting in better communities.


If you have any questions regarding Community Development in Winnebago County, please contact:

Allyson Watson
Winnebago County – UW Extension
Suite 600
625 E. County Road Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8131
Phone:  920-232-1970
Fax: 920-232-1967

Catherine Neiswender
UW-Extension Area Extension Director  

625 E County Rd Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8131
Fax: 920-232-1967

Chad Cook
Natural Resources Educator
625 E. County Y, Suite 600
Oshkosh, WI 54901-9775
Phone:      920/232-1990
Fax: 920/232-1967

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