Introducing Anne Williams, your new Oneida County 4-H Extension Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
Anne Williams is looking forward to meeting the youth of 4-H and their families, as she begins her new position as 4-H Extension Coordinator for Oneida County on May 1. She anticipates innovation in helping 4-H grow by encouraging youth-empowered experiences of learning, leadership, and fun, as well as partnering and collaborating with organizations, businesses and civic groups in Oneida County.
Growing up, Anne was actively involved in 4-H. Having adult advisors who allowed her to grow in leadership skills was beneficial, as she learned to plan community service events, such as helping build a city trail and offer winter recreation in a public place that had never had winter activity before. 4-H helped build her confidence to travel to Washington D.C. for a national 4-H event, as well as participate in local, regional, and state fairs and contests.
Anne’s background is in youth development, community outreach, program development, environmental education, and journalism. Her work experience includes working as a newspaper reporter and then as the 4-H program coordinator for a county in northern Minnesota. After her husband’s job transfer to northern Wisconsin, she worked in program support for the Oneida County UW-Extension office. She completed the Leadership Oneida County program, served as a board member for Northwoods United Way, and is a Girl Scout Daisy leader. Within the past year, she has completed her master’s degree in Community and Organizational Leadership. Most recently, she has been working with Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs as a community specialist.
Anne and her forester husband have three children and a new puppy, who all like to be outside and have fun exploring, hiking, and staying active. Anne looks forward to meeting everyone involved in 4-H and honoring 4-H traditions along with exploring future possibilities for 4-H with the youth in Oneida County.
Anne can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.