Community Development

Ozaukee County Extension Community Development

The Community Development Educator facilitates programs in a number of priority areas in Ozaukee County. Backed by University of Wisconsin research, the Community Development Educator works with local government, civic organizations, non-profit 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.  As facilitators, the Community Development Educator works in partnership with local people and organizations to meet identified local needs.

Extension – Ozaukee County provides community development programming in:

Real Colors® Personality Test Facilitation 

Real Colors® is a fun and interactive workshop that will provide participants with skills to understand human behavior and skills that are easy to incorporate into work life and everyday life. The techniques learned through Real Colors® can help bring about lasting, positive change, resulting in higher levels of success for all. 

Nonprofit Organization Development 

Extension works alongside nonprofit leaders as they build their organization’s capacity to achieve their mission, use resources strategically, and build collaborative relationships that result in improved outcomes.  If you would like help with board training and development, strategic planning, program evaluation, or assessing other needs of your organization, contact the Community Development Educator, for more information.

Community Engagement

Extension co-creates spaces for community dialogue, deliberation, and engagement to ensure that every voice is heard.  We design and facilitate collaboration, community visioning, and other processes. Contact the Community Development Educator, for more information.

Local Government Education

Extension increases local officials’ knowledge and decision-making abilities by providing facilitation resources and educational programs. Local officials often request the assistance of the Community Development Educator in conducting public policy research for informed decision-making and helping boards and committees understand their specific roles and responsibilities.


Paul Roback
Ozaukee County Community Development Educator


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