Community Action Conference

May 22 & 23, 2024  Green Bay, WI
WISCAP turns 50 this year! To celebrate our annual Community Action conference will be held at Lambeau Field!

WISCAP’s 50th Anniversary

WISCAP’s Annual Conference brings together Community Action Agency staff, board members, and community partners around essential topics such as food security, affordable housing and homeless services, weatherization, childcare, and economic development. Attendees are able to receive training and program updates from state agencies and subject matter experts. The annual conference is a great fit for program-level staff and managers to stay on top of trends and changes, while establishing strong relationships with peers across the state.

Annual Conference Awards

Do you know an individual or organization that embodies the spirit of Community Action? Please consider nominating them to be recognized at our WISCAP’s 2024 Annual conference taking place at historic Lambeau Field on May 22 & 23.

One of the highlights every year at the conference is the Annual Conference Awards that takes place at lunch on the final day of the conference (Thursday, May 23rd). The inspiring stories and messages shared during the awards ceremony are always an incredible way to put a bow on our time together and send everyone home reinvigorated!

Here are the Award Categories:

Gaylord Nelson Human Services Award:
In recognition of a legislator (Democrat) for outstanding support of Community Action and low-income families.

William Steiger Human Services Award:
In recognition of a legislator (Republican) for outstanding support of Community Action and low-income families.

Outstanding Advocate Award:
This award was established as a tribute to Jackie Lawrence, former WISCAP Executive Director, in recognition of a person who has demonstrated remarkable achievement articulating the needs and concerns of the poor or exemplary leadership advancing the causes and principals of community action and service to low-income families.

Exceptional Community Action Staff Member Award:
This award was established as a tribute to Richard Strand, former Executive Director of Southwest CAP and long-time member of the WISCAP Board, in recognition of a Community Action employee who has demonstrated hard work and embodying the spirit of community action in Wisconsin.

Outstanding Friend of Community Action Award:
In recognition of an individual or group, outside of the CAA Network, whose actions have promoted or enhanced the efforts and services of community action.

Self-Sufficiency Award:
In recognition of an individual who, with the aid of their local Community Action Agency, has overcome poverty and achieved self-sufficiency.

Attend the Awards Lunch to See Who Takes Home the Prize!

Any Questions, contact Tom Behnke tbehnke@wiscap.org  

Hotel Information

The special rates for the hotels below have passed. If you haven’t booked accommodations, I would recommend reaching out to the Hilton Garden Inn as they have more availability. 

Home2Suites – ALL BOOKED

810 Morris Ave. Green Bay, WI 54304


Hampton Inn by Hilton Green Bay Stadium – Limited Availability 

830 Morris Ave. Green Bay, WI 54304


Hilton Garden Inn  

1015 Lombardi Ave. Green Bay, WI 54304



Who should attend?

CSBG Program Managers & Community Action Staff

Learn more about the Wisconsin CSBG State plan and explore resources to strengthen your capacity to support low-income families.


TEFAP & CSFP Grantees

Considered the annual meeting of federally funded Food Banks and Pantries the Annual Conference will ensure you are up to date with the latest information on TEFAP and CSFP in Wisconsin.

Caseworkers & Housing Advocates

Deepen your understanding of Wiscoinsin’s current housing crisis and sharpen your knowledge and skills regarding what works in homeless services, housing advocacy, and homeownership.

Thank You To Our Partners

Become a Sponsor

WISCAP is Wisconsin’s official, and only, statewide network of poverty fighting agencies. Alongside our members, our network is responsible for operating food banks and pantries, homeless and domestic violence shelters, Headstart and early childhood programs, and many, many more. With over six decades of documented impact, our members do it all to make Wisconsin a better place to live.