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    Today, Waukesha County Director of Administration Norman Cummings was awarded the Norman N. Gill Award for Individ...

    Waukesha County Director of Administration Honored at 25th Annual Salute to Local Government


    Today, Waukesha County Director of Administration Norman Cummings was awarded the Norman N. Gill Award for Individual Excellence at the Public Policy Forum’s 25th Annual Salute to Local Government.

    “As one of the most respected professionals in the field of government finance and administration, I don’t think there’s anyone else more deserving of this award,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Norman Cummings has dedicated decades of his career in the service of our citizens, striving for innovative and efficient government that works for them.”
     

    Norman Cummings has served as Waukesha County’s Director of Administration since the Department’s creation in 1995. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the County and oversees Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Risk Management, and Purchasing. He has led many innovative initiatives, including a collaborative effort with the City and School District of Waukesha to establish the Waukesha Employee Health & Wellness Center in 2014. The Center provides City, School District, and County employees access to affordable health care while saving taxpayers over $9 million in its first three years. 

    In addition to his role at the County, Mr. Cummings also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company, which he helped establish, and is Vice Board Chair for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.
     

    About Waukesha County

    Waukesha County's mission is to promote the health, safety and quality of life of citizens while fostering an economically vibrant community.  We are committed to delivering effective, high quality programs and services in a courteous and fiscally prudent manner. More information is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov.

    Information about the Public Policy Forum’s Norman N. Gill Award for Individual Excellence is available at www.publicpolicyforum.org.

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    Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Waukesha County Executive Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday,...

    Nominations Sought for 2017 Waukesha County Executive Awards


    Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Waukesha County Executive Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 28. Winners will be honored at a luncheon ceremony on November 8 at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha.

    Awards Nomination Categories

    The Champion of the County Award will recognize an individual whose efforts promote and improve the quality of life in Waukesha County.

    The Waukesha County Business of the Year Award will recognize an organization that ensures the County’s success by employee and community engagement.

    In addition to award recognition, winners of the Large Non-profit of the Year Award (operating budget of $500,001 and more per year) and the Small Non-profit of the Year Award (operating budget of $500,000 or less per year) categories will receive a grant to help continue their good works.

     About the Waukesha County Executive Awards

    The Waukesha County Executive Awards program recognizes businesses, non-profits, and individuals that contribute to the continued success of Waukesha County and its citizens.

    More information about the Waukesha County Executive Awards, including the nomination forms and registration is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutiveawards. You can also join the Facebook Event Page here

    Email countyexecawards@waukeshacounty.gov to ask questions and submit nominations.



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    The Waukesha County Environmental Health Division has been notified of the first confirmed case of the West Nile Vir...

    West Nile Virus Confirmed in Waukesha County


    The Waukesha County Environmental Health Division has been notified of the first confirmed case of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in birds found in the County this year. A crow in the City of Delafield tested positive for the virus as part of the mosquito and WNV surveillance, prevention and control program.

    Residents should be aware that the best way to avoid WNV is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Simple steps to protect themselves include:

    • Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
    • Apply insect repellent to clothing as well as exposed skin.
    • Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
    • Properly dispose of items around your property that hold water
    • Clean roof gutters and downspouts for proper drainage.
    • Change the water in bird baths and pet dishes at least every three days.
    • Clean and chlorinate pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
    • Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines. Mosquitoes rest in these areas in hot daylight hours.
    • Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas.

    The Waukesha County Environmental Health Division, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, will continue WNV surveillance until the end of the mosquito season. Now that a positive result has been identified in the County, testing will be discontinued. Report sick or dead crows, blue jays, or ravens to the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610.

    About West Nile Virus

    WNV can spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people (80%) who are infected with WNV do not get sick. Those who become ill usually experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, or rash. Less than 1% of people get seriously ill. More information at:  www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/ArboviralDiseases/WestNileVirus/Index.htm.

    About the Waukesha County Environmental Health Division

    The Waukesha County Environmental Health Division is part of the Department of Parks and Land Use. The Division works to protect public health and the environment through services such as food establishment licensing, placement of private well and septic systems and humane animal programs. More information is at  www.waukeshacounty.gov/environmental_health.


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    County Trunk Highway X (Saylesville Road) is set to close on Monday in Town of Genesee between Holiday Road and Ridg...

    County Trunk Highway X (Saylesville Rd) to Close June 19 Between Holiday Rd and Ridgefield Rd


    County Trunk Highway X (Saylesville Road) is set to close on Monday in Town of Genesee between Holiday Road and Ridgefield Road. The closure is expected to last up to three weeks. Detour signage will route drivers to State Truck Highway (STH) 83 north to STH 59 east (map).

     The closure is to complete roadway construction at the proposed intersection to the Arboretum Subdivision to obtain the required intersection sight distance. The Development’s contractors administer the construction project. 

    About Waukesha County Department of Public Works

    Waukesha County Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing the foundations of success for the citizens and businesses of Waukesha County by constructing and maintaining quality transportation and building infrastructure. More information about the Department and its Divisions is available at www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/DPW.

     Follow Waukesha County DPW on Twitter at twitter.com/WaukeshaCoDPW.


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    On Friday, June 30, 2017, members of the public are invited to attend a free live outdoor concert ...

    Free Outdoor Concert, Honor Walk Kick Off July 4th Weekend and Starry Nights Concert Series


    On Friday, June 30, 2017, members of the public are invited to attend a free live outdoor concert to celebrate service, family, community, and music performed by the Wisconsin Philharmonic at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts (19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI). The Big Band 4th concert is the opening night celebration of the Center’s Starry Nights free outdoor concert series.

    Before the concert begins, veterans and their families are invited on an honor walk around Mitchell Park, inspired by Veterans Trek to provide healthy outdoor recreation and jobs for veterans and awareness of the issues they face by connecting them with nature. Veterans can register for the walk here.

     

    WHAT:          Honor Walk for Veterans and Big Band 4th of July Concert

     

    WHEN:          Friday, June 30, 2017

     

    TIMELINE:  5:00 pm - “Veterans Trek” 1 and 2 mile walk for Veterans and their families through Mitchell Park

    6:10 pm - All eras of Veterans and their families recognized

    6:30 pm - "A Big Band 4th!" concert performed by the Wisconsin Philharmonic - opening night of the Sharon Lynne Wilson's Starry Nights Festival

     

    LOCATION: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts -Gerlach/Haack Outdoor Theater

    19805 West Capitol Drive - Brookfield, WI

     

    This event is a partnership between the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Waukesha County Veterans Services, Veterans Trek, and the US Forest Service.

     

    Follow this event on Facebook for information and updates. Register for the Veterans Walk here.

     

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