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A Conversation on Workforce Housing in the St. Croix County Valley

An interactive conversation with three panelists discussing workforce housing and workforce housing needs in the St. Croix Valley was held Tuesday August 25. The event was recorded – click here to view it.

Powerpoint presentation slides can be downloaded here. They have been combined into one file.

Panelists include: Susan Badtke, Robyn Thibado, and Georgina Tegart

Susan Badtke is an associate planner with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. The commission serves Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix counties and provides intergovernmental planning and coordination for the physical, social and economic development of a defined region. 

Robyn Thibado is the Associate Director of West CAP, a community action agency serving Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties. The mission of West CAP is to take action against poverty by developing the social and economic assets of low-income families and their communities and by working to create a more just and sustainable society.

Georgina Tegart is the executive director of the Community Foundation of Dunn County. Their mission is to connect people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Dunn County, now and for future generations. A recent initiative is Home Sweet Menomonie which combined public, employer and private contributions to create a no-interest, partly forgivable loan for down payment assistance to employees of participating businesses who wish to own homes within the City of Menomonie. 

Sponsored by St. Croix EDC’s Workforce Development Committee