University of Wisconsin–Madison

UniverCity Year Green County

Green County, located in south central Wisconsin, is known for its rich agricultural history, pastoral scenery, and small-town atmosphere. Comprised of sixteen towns, six villages, and two cities, it is a small-size Wisconsin county with a population of 36,842.

Green County is the UniverCity Year partner for the 2017-2020 academic years. Local government and community leaders have identified several projects for faculty and students.

Green County proposed projects

-Developing and analyzing quality of life metrics and analysis
-Attracting more businesses and residents to the area
-Designing communication and marketing plans
-Reviving downtowns
-Building hotels and community centers
-Improving parks and playgrounds
-Increasing physical activity and access to healthy food
-Developing breastfeeding resources and education

-Designing safe routes to school and other transportation plans
-Addressing the housing shortage
-Removing phosphorus and developing conservation plans
-Launching cooperatives and networks to support farmers
-Studying municipal staff workload and salary
…and more!

Save the date

If you knew the future, what would you do to build a better Green County? Join us to discuss this, and more, as we kick off our partnership with Green County on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Plan to join us at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center (4-7 p.m.) for the festivities, featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Ryan, a futurist, economist and brain shaker.

There will also be free food, special guests, time for networking and learning about the partnership, and opportunities to get involved.

RSVPs appreciated.

Get involved with UniverCity Year Green County

We are currently recruiting faculty from across UW-Madison to participate in our partnership with Green County. Please contact us to learn more about our program and how you and your students can be involved.

  • Briefly describe your class. What is the general topic area? What are the key student learning objectives? Small class? Large class? Capstone? In what ways are community members involved? If you haven't partnered with a community before, don't worry! We have resources to help you build out this portion of your course.