434 lbs of Shared Purpose

Written by Rebecca Frisch


Yes, CPZ is the regulatory department in Marathon County that often focuses on what people CAN’T do. But see who benefited locally when CPZ staff challenged themselves to see what they COULD do…

Marathon County CPZ Department Food Drive Results

The Conservation, Planning, and Zoning (CPZ) Department helps protect the health and safety of Marathon County residents and resources. You probably know them best for doing this via permits and regulations. But, did you know they’re helping do good for our community in lots of other ways, too?

Beginning in July 2016, CPZ staff have taken time to reflect upon our departmental core valuesINTEGRITY, SERVICE, SHARED PURPOSE, QUALITY, DIVERSITY, and STEWARDSHIP OF RESOURCES—to help us understand and integrate them into our work and relationships.

Each month, the CPZ Department features a different “Core Value of the Month.” This past November, we focused on our core value of SHARED PURPOSE in light of the holiday season, which always places renewed emphasis on the goodwill, health, and happiness we desire for all members of our community. CPZ staff initiated a departmental food drive to provide support to families in need in Marathon County. We decided to make it competitive to add some fun to the challenge, and it worked…

Our departmental food drive was a ROUSING SUCCESS!

A total of 434 pounds of nonperishable food was gathered and donated by Marathon County CPZ Department staff. Of that total:

  • The Community Center of Hope in Mosinee (serving southern Marathon County including Mosinee, Rothschild, Schofield, and Weston) received 133 pounds of nonperishable food
  • The Neighbors’ Place (a hub for the United Way Hunger Coalition) received 301 pounds of nonperishable food (NOTE: The Neighbors’ Place has a walk-in freezer and refrigerator and can accept fresh, perishable foods, too.)

It’s the CPZ Department’s belief that working collaboratively with a SHARED PURPOSE provides the “social glue” that binds together people, communities, and government and helps us all achieve higher aspirational goals for the common good. It’s part of our shared vision to make Marathon County a preferred place to work, play, and live.

If you’d also like to contribute to any of these non-profit causes, please reach out to them at:


Rebecca Frisch - Director - Marathon County Conservation, Planning, & Zoning DepartmentRebecca Frisch

Environmental Resources Coordinator |  Conservation, Planning, & Zoning Department

Rebecca Frisch has been the Director of the Conservation, Planning, and Zoning Department since 2012. Her career has been dedicated to helping local communities and people with natural resource and land use concerns. Becky is among the great women leaders in Wisconsin advocating for resource protection and balanced land use. When she’s not working, Becky stays busy supporting her family and the Packers, as well as logging many miles on a bicycle around the state.  Email Rebecca Frisch

Learn more about the Marathon County CPZ Department, census data, the Farmland Preservation Program, live web mapping tools, uniform addressing, and more at the CPZ webpage.


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