Biographies of our Online Guests
Participate in a forum on welfare reform.
The NewsHour's Margaret Warner explains the Wisconsin Works program.
The State of Wisconsin Web site outlining W-2.
RICHARD J. PHELPS
Dane County, Wisconsin
Richard J. Phelps, 48, has been elected three times as County Executive of Dane County, home to Wisconsin's capital city, Madison, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also is president of the National Council of County Executives (NCECE) and is that organization's liaison to the White House and congressional leaders.
Phelps grew up in rural Wisconsin, living in Rio, Blue River, and Sextonville before moving to Milwaukee, where he graduated from high school in 1964. He has over 25 years of public service experience and has hold numerous state posts. He currently lives in Madison with his wife and their two teenage daughters.
Phelps earned a bacholor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1968 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1971. In 1987, Phelps was awarded a fellowship to study public management at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Edward L. Schilling
Director of Social ServicesSchilling has been with Fond du Lac County since 1975. Before working for Fond du Lac County, he worked for in Manitowoc County's and St. Croix County's Department of Social Service. He has a masters in science and social work from from the University Wisconsin-Madison
Fond du Lac County