Rural Community Partner of the Year

Past Winners

Rural Community Partner of the Year Award

The Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA) Board of Directors established this award to recognize a community member who has made significant contributions to his/her rural school district.

To be nominated you must be an individual community member or a local business/industry leader in a WiRSA member school district.

Award winners will be selected by the WiRSA Board of Directors Executive Committee.

2016 Rural Community Partner of the Year Award Winner

Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA)

2016 Rural Community Partner Award Winner

Mahlkuch Electric |

 Mahlkuch Electric was honored by the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping address challenges faced by rural school districts, at the annual Rural Schools Conference on November 10, 2016.

Jeff Mahlkuch owner of Mahlkuch Electric is a 1987 graduate of the School District of Juda.

30 years later, Jeff has built a very successful electrical contracting company.  He has built this business on hard work and trust.

Jeff, his business and his whole family are the kind that give and give and ask nothing in return.  Their giving is not just monetarily, but in the support, they show to the music department, the athletes, the 4H clubs and the community based ForeFathers organization in Juda.  Beyond this Every year Jeff supplies Christmas gifts for students.  Not just one or two, but several. Every year Jeff shows his appreciation for the office staff by giving them a gift card. Jeff supported the math team at the top level of sponsorship. Jeff donated an electric meter to the math/physics department as well as his time to educate and the student on how to use it. Jeff donated materials and time to teach the physics class about lighting and energy savings. Jeff has donated time and materials to the Sports Boosters to upgrade outlets/lights in the concession stand and at our community park. Jeff has donated materials and time to the FFA.

Juda is a very small community with only a handful of businesses.  Mahlkuch Electric, along with the other businesses in our town, get asked for support all the time.  Jeff never says no and always gives more than asked.  Jeff Mahlkuch and Mahlkuch Electric are exemplary partners to the Juda School District staff, students and community.

The Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance was formed to help rural school districts address the unique issues that affect rural schools as they seek to achieve the highest quality education for every student.  Members include a cross-section of administrators, educators, school board members, post-secondary representatives, rural community members, business leaders, and other concerned individuals who want a strong voice for rural education.