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:


Wisconsin State Legislature

Know your Assembly, Senate and Congressional Districts: 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!

City of Wisconsin Rapids

City of Marshfield

Village of Auburndale

City of Pittsville

Village of Port Edwards

City of Nekoosa

For a complete listing of villages and towns please follow this link: