Elizabeth McCrank joins Extension Lincoln County as Community Development Educator
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – UW-Madison Division of Extension Lincoln County announced on Tuesday, Jan. 18 that Elizabeth McCrank had been hired as its new Community Development Educator.
A release from Extension said McCrank will “(help) to strengthen nonprofit organizations and government agencies.”
“Strategic and organizational planning will be key focus areas,” the release stated. “She will also work with businesses and economic development entities to help grow the Lincoln County economy. Leadership development will also be an area of interest. Conducting and using systematic, valid and reliable research findings will form the basis of much of her efforts.”
McCrank attended Lawrence University in Appleton and Boston University. She has experience in curriculum development, has coordinated distance learning and community-based education opportunities and has served as a professor of history and political science, the release said.
Since moving to the Merrill area six years ago, McCrank has worked in the field of library sciences. McCrank represents District 3 on the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors and is a former president of Live Sustainable Lincoln County, “an Extension-developed but now independent program that works to help people lead more environmentally friendly, fair and economical lives for the good of their families, their community, and the planet.”
McCrank has also worked as a volunteer and part-time staffer for the Merrill Historical Society.
In her position with Extension, McCrank will join Debbie Moellendorf, Health and Well Being/Positive Youth Development Educator; Holly Luerssen, 4-H Educator; Melissa Yates, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator; Tammy Hansen, FoodWIse Nutrition Coordinator; Becky Kludy, Office Program Assistant; Jeni Burton, Office Program Assistant; and Art Lersch, Area Extension Director.
McCrank can be reached at the Extension office at 715-539-1078 or at [email protected].