Community Development

The UW-Madison Extension Institute of Community Development provides educational programming to assist leaders, communities and organizations realize their fullest potential.

Join us in welcoming Joseph Miller to the Extension Iron County team! Joseph started his new role as Community Development Educator in mid-September, and is excited to connect organizations and individuals with resources they need, with a focus on economic development! If you would like to reach out to Joseph, scroll to the bottom of this page for contact information.

Resources are also available through the Extension Institute of Community Development, which provides educational programming to assist leaders, communities, and organizations realize their fullest potential. The Community Development Intitute works with communities to build the vitality that enhances their quality of life and enriches the lives of their residents. They educate in leadership development, organizational development, food systems, community economic development, local government education and much more. In short, the Community Development Institute plants and cultivates the seeds for thriving communities and organizations. For more specialized information, see below:

Center for Cooperatives

Seeking to increase understanding and encourage critical thinking about cooperatives by fostering scholarship and mutual learning among academics, the cooperative community, policy makers and the public

Community Food Systems

Working with community organizations, tribal partners and local governments to promote community food systems development

Community Economic Development

Collaborating with and providing resources for community leaders to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for Wisconsin residents

Local Government Education

Coordinating and providing training and educational workshops for newly elected local government officials and those who continue to serve their communities

Organizational Leadership Development

Helping people who want to provide leadership to bring about change in their organizations and community

Local Partners

Iron County Demographics and Information

Good Reads

Community and Economic Development

Local Government

Comprehensive Planning

Leadership Development

Natural Resources

The Extension Iron County office is located on Ojibwe land.  Visit the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission website for more information about Ojibwe natural resource management within treaty-ceded territories (i.e., areas where Ojibwe tribes reserve their rights to hunt, fish and gather).



If you would like to learn more about Community Development resources in Iron County, please contact:

Joseph Miller
Community Development Educator

Extension Iron County
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695


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