For many state employees, recognition from the public or an external partner for a job well done might come in the form of an email, if it comes at all. For Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee Jennifer Borski, a ’96 hydrogeology and mathematics grad, a much deserved thanks came by way of a naming dedication ceremony at an Appleton redevelopment project she worked on for years. With her hydrogeology degree and experience, Jenna worked for a decade to transform a blighted and contaminated 15-acre site along the Fox River into a stunning waterfront neighborhood development called “River Heath.” At a ceremony that took place in 2014, Jenna was honored with a plaque for her long history of dedication to protecting and enhancing our resources and serving the citizens of Wisconsin. Jenna’s commitment to service includes her time as a Blugold, when she participated in Habitat for Humanity, alternate spring break service trips, and many student run volunteer opportunities. She credits those experiences, along with the opportunities as a student to find her true passions, with finding a career she loves at the DNR. As someone who believes firmly that it is everyone’s responsibility to serve their community by sharing their strengths and talents, through her cleanup and redevelopment work in the state, Jenna Borski is conserving resources AND creating community ... and that’s pretty powerful!
Written by Denise Olson
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