Congratulations to Connie Umstead, our Project Step Up Coordinator in Wausau on being selected to receive the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for 2016! Governor Scott Walker announced 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations as recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. “These individuals and organizations have a significant impact on citizens of all ages across the state by helping to enhance their personal financial knowledge and skills,” Governor Walker said. “By developing their financial capabilities, our citizens become more savvy consumers, improve their quality of life, and, in the process, contribute to strengthening our economy.”

Criteria considered during the screening process included innovative implementation, demonstrated measurable results, collaboration with partners, and whether the effort was focused on needs-based groups. Connie will be honored at a ceremony at the Capitol later this year!