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GLADC Annual Meeting

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Join us at this important meeting to highlight 2021, share our goals and vision for 2022, and celebrate GLADC’s accomplishments and members’ milestones!

Meet our board of directors and vote to approve our slate of board members and officers for 2022, and receive an update on our work in 2021. Learn more about your membership benefits and how you can participate in our work going forward.

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Welcoming Speaker: Shane Gesler (he/him/his)

He joined the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council in March of 2015. Shane’s roles have included Secretary, in 2015, Vice President in 2017, and Board President since 2018. As a board member, he continues to strengthen workplaces and communities of the greater La Crosse Area by promoting and cultivating diversity, access, inclusion, and equity though a variety of projects and programs through the council.

Shane graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education.  He currently works at the Juneau County Health Department as the COVID Response Coordinator.  Shane previously worked from Manpower Group for the past 8 years in Onalaska as a Sr. Recruiter/Client Relations Leader.  Prior to Manpower, Shane worked for Workforce Connections, Inc. for 11 years as an Employment and Training Coordinator; connecting adults, displaced workers and at risk youth to meaningful work.

Shane provided counseling, mentorship and connected participants to educational opportunities to promote self-sufficiency. Shane has a passion for helping others, the LGBTQ+ community, helping rural businesses with D & I, finding equity and inclusion for all, and making the world we live in a better place. Shane is actively a proud member of the New Lisbon Lions Club, the motto, WE SERVE, where he sits on the Board of Directors, Past President, and incoming President on July 2022.

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Multi­cultural Resource Guide

This guide lists established and emerging resources that reflect and celebrate cultural diversity in our area.

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