Former WISCAP employee Kathy Cartwright passed away August 12, 2016. She was 64.
Kathy served a Rural Development Specialist in WISCAP’s Rural Development Department for 13 years – from 1999 to 2012. She was a great resource for the work WISCAP did with the rural water and wastewater program, helping local very small communities and expanding opportunities for use of Community Development Block Grants and working relationships with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, USDA-Rural Development and other like organizations.
Prior to coming to WISCAP, Kathy worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, after which she went on to pursue additional studies at the University of Wisconsin, where she also taught and worked at the UW Arboretum. She subsequently worked for several environmental engineering consulting firms before finishing her career with WISCAP.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Joseph McDonald; a brother, Frank Jr.; and several wonderful nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to aid in their efforts with a wide range of dementias; or to the Nature Conservancy to aid in their work preserving native habitats. Both causes were close to Kathy’s heart.