Advocacy & Education
Policy change and engagement in decision-making processes are two of the best ways to enact community-wide change! Local government employees are not allowed to lobby; however they are able to advocate and educate decision-makers. Make sure to check your organizations rules prior to any activity; if you are unsure - engage in the conversation as a community member - after work hours. Below are listings for local office holders.
Health advocacy—“The processes by which the actions of individuals or groups attempt to bring about social and/or organization change on behalf of a particular health goal, program, interest, or population.”1 Health advocacy includes educating policymakers and the public about evidence-based policy. -NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
What is the difference between lobbying and advocacy? Read more here: https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/flyer_advocacy-na16-002.pdf
Wood County Board and Committees
Find your county board supervisor: click here
Wood County Municipalities, City’s, Towns, Villages
Make sure to check out your local municipalities. Many times there are multiple committees where resident representation is solicited!
For a complete listing of villages and towns please follow this link: https://www.co.wood.wi.us/Municipalities.aspx