Oneida County UW-Extension is losing two members as one of them has been hired to by the State Department to work in U.S. embassies overseas.
Community Resource Development agent and department co-chair Tim Brown and his spouse, Kim Brown will be leaving next month. Kim Brown is coordinator of Nutrition Education Program for Oneida and Langlade counties.
Tim Brown talks about his new job...
"....I have been offered a position to serve as a Foreign Service Officer, a diplomat, with the State Department. I will be living and working abroad, working in U.S. embassies, supporting U.S. foreign policy, implementing foreign policy and providing assistance to U.S. citizens abroad..."
Tim Brown started with Oneida County UW-Extension in 2012. He championed the cause of better high-speed Internet access to the area. Tim and Kim Brown met when they were Peace Corps volunteers in the Dominican Republic.
Kim Brown has been the coordinator for the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program in Oneida and Langlade Counties since June. The program provides free nutrition education to thousands of low income citizens every year.
The Browns will travel to Washington DC in early January where Tim will be sworn in as a Foreign Service Officer. He will undergo extensive training in foreign languages and diplomatic trade craft before being dispatched to an overseas post. The Browns will move to a new post every two to three years.