Event Recap


Forum Friday: Creating a Sustainable Future for Local Parks

By Jeffrey Schmidt

For the December 2021 installment of our virtual event series, Forum Friday, we focused on local park systems in Wisconsin, which are encountering hurdles but also some opportunities and increased usage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping us explore these issues were our Forum Friday guests: David Crowley, County Executive, Milwaukee County, Guy Smith, Parks Director, Milwaukee County, Eric Knepp, Superintendent, City of Madison Parks, and Rebecca Stoner, Executive Director, Milwaukee Parks Foundation.

Watch the discussion here:

During Forum Fridays, we discuss a timely research topic and invite notable guests and Forum members to join the conversation. This doesn’t replace our in-person events such as our Viewpoint Luncheons or Policy in a Pub, which are on hold for now during the current crisis. But, we hope this can be a new way to keep you informed and connected on our state’s most pressing public policy issues. Stay tuned for more Forum Friday events in the near future!

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