Wisconsin Idea Partnership

Building a Better University of Wisconsin System

Summary of Statewide Support

Updated June 24, 2011

  • 6 Chambers of Commerce
    • Eau Claire Area (1,140 members)
    • Fox Cities (1,800 members)
    • Grafton Area (280 members)
    • Green Bay Area (1,200 members)
    • Oshkosh (1,000 members)
    • Wausau (1,100 members)
  • 2 Regional Economic Development groups, representing a total of 15 counties¬†
    • Centergy: Central Wisconsin Alliance for Economic Development, representing the five counties of Lincoln, Marathon, Wood, Portage, and Adams
    • Momentum West: represents 10 counties that include UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire, and UW-River Falls
      Note: In total, the above groups represent more than 7,300 Wisconsin businesses.
  • Plover Area Business Association, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, and Portage County Business Council
  • 17 County Boards
    • Calumet
    • Dane
    • Douglas
    • Eau Claire
    • Florence
    • Iron
    • Jefferson
    • Kenosha
    • Monroe
    • Pierce
    • Portage
    • Sauk
    • Shawano
    • Sheboygan
    • Walworth
    • Waupaca
    • Waushara
  • Wisconsin Counties Association, a governmental association representing the interests of counties at both the state and federal level.
  • Wisconsin Towns Association, membership consists of 1,257 towns and 20 villages.
  • Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees, Inc. WACEC serves as the liaison between county government and UW-Extension. Membership includes Extension Education Committees from each of Wisconsin's 72 county boards of supervisors.
  • 5 County Extension Committees: Barron, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, and Walworth
  • 1 City Council: Baraboo
  • 22 Legislators: Representatives Bernier, Brooks, Endsley, Doyle, Kerkman, Knudson, Krug, Larson, Murtha, Nass, Nerison, Petryk, Tauchen, Tranel, Wynn; Senators Galloway, Hansen, Harsdorf, Kapanke, Larson, Olsen, Schultz
  • UW Board of Regents
  • 13 of 14 UW Chancellors
  • UW Colleges CEOs/Deans (all current and two former)
  • UW-Extension Provost/Vice Chancellor
  • 11 Faculty Senates
  • 5 Academic Staff groups
  • 8 Student Government groups, including United Council, which represents over 140,000 students on 20 UW campuses
  • 10 Editorial Boards

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