New UW-Extension Educator brings diverse experience
Courtesy of Oneida county UW-Extension
Oneida County UW-Extension announced addition of a new Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator, Myles Alexander.
The new educator comes to Oneida County with an undergraduate degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee and graduate degrees in Architecture (University of Minnesota) and Urban and Regional Planning (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Alexander worked at the Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University. He supported community-university collaborations and local food system strategic planning.
Alexander also earned a Master of Divinity degree. After extra training, he was ordained to intentional interim ministry. He guided several congregations to envision a new mission and prepare for new leadership.
His initial goal is to learn where his experience and the resources of Extension and university can strengthen Oneida County. Insights from county supervisors, related county department leaders, and representatives of business and civic organizations will help determine his long term goals.
Last January, a survey and visioning session identified priorities for the position. The top priorities were County-wide focus on trails and natural resources, attracting and retaining younger people and community/organizational development capacity and leadership, economic development. Second level priorities include broad band internet access and a common vision. Alexander will seek opportunities to develop a shared vision which will shape his work.
For a statement straight from the new Educator, check out this link. (Go to page 3)