The Dreyfus Center. (Courtesy UWSP)

UW-Stevens Point to host finale of lecture series on sustainable, resilient communities

By Patrick Lynn

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will conclude its lecture series focusing on sustainability and resilience issues in Wisconsin communities with an event in April.

The “Sustainable and Resilient Communities” series, part of the UW-Stevens Point College of Letters and Science community engagement program, is free and open to the public. It welcomes individuals interested in urban planning, energy policy, natural resource management, and climate resilience.

The final installment, the “Sustainable and Resilient Communities Leaders Panel,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Dreyfus University Center Theatre. Local mayors and administrators will participate in the panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing sustainability and resilience policies at the local and regional levels.

Speakers for the event include Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza, Stevens Point Community Development Director Ryan Kernosky, and Wisconsin Rapids Community Development Director Kyle Kearns.

The series is hosted by the UW-Stevens Point Department of Geography and Geology and the Center for the Small City in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences within the College of Letters and Science. The 2023-2024 series is sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at UW-Madison.

For more information or to access the live stream, visit www.uwsp.edu/SRC.