Public and Environmental Affairs


Phoenix Talks

Modeled after the popular TEDx Talks series, UWGB hosted a series of Phoenix Talks November 3-6. During each talk, 3 engaging community leaders discussed their careers and why they chose to devote their lives to public service. Each talk focused on a different area.

Check out the PEA YouTube channel by clicking the icon in the upper right corner or click the links below to go directly to the desired video.

Public Education

Monday, Nov. 3


Nick Nesvacil '07, special education teacher, Green Bay Preble High School

Jo Weibel '97, principal, Edison Middle School (Green Bay)

Jenny Wassenberg '98 and '03, teacher, Phantom Knight School of Opportunity (West De Pere)


Tuesday, Nov. 4


Sara Bruesewitz '12, development, American Red Cross

Nicole Hoffman '99, vice president of development, ASPIRO

Sarah Inman '92, vice president of community impact, United Way

Environmental Issues and Causes

Wednesday, Nov. 5


Crystal Osman '08, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc.

John Katers, UWGB Natural and Applied Sciences

City Government and Politics

Thursday, Nov. 6


Jim Schmitt, mayor, City of Green Bay

Dan Lindstrom '07, Green Bay City Planning Department

Cheryl Renier-Wigg, Neighborhood Development Supervisor, City of Green Bay