Renee Koenig, family living educator in the Kewaunee County office of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, has received the Marlys Richert “Rookie of the Year” award from the Wisconsin Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The award was presented during the recent Joint Council of Extension Professionals annual conference in Eau Claire.

Koenig was recognized for her work in expanding the number of parenting programs available to Kewaunee County families.

She also gave a presentation at the conference about a pilot program she is leading across the state that offers continuing education to parents following their divorce or separation, as part of a panel called “Taking Care of You, Self Care for You and Your Community.”