All residents, organizations, and businesses within our boundaries are welcome to become members of GENA.

Please come to one of our monthly meetings to learn more about GENA.


6:30 pm

3rd Tuesdays

Emerson Elementary Library

Campbell Road



September 15

October 20

November 16

Tuesday, 9/15/2020

GENA Meeting

7:00 Meeting

via Zoom


"Cocktail Hour" begins at 6:45PM

Business Meeting begins at 7:00PM

For our September meeting we will be joined by Jamie O'Neil, the Executive Director of GROW La Crosse, who will discuss their work on developing s school garden at Emerson Elementary and how GENA may be able to support it. We will also have a Q&A with our local city and council representatives, Larry Sleznikow, Barb Janssen, Maureen Freedland, and Tim Acklin, and discuss the update on UWL going remote for two weeks due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. 

Other topics include:

  • Treasurer's report

  • GENA Garden Updates

  • Open Forum

We hope you will be able to join us!


  • 2020 Trail Plan Presentation on March 9th at 6PM in Council Chambers at City Hall


Press Release


If you would like to get involved....

 Join a  Garden Team.

Help with a GENA project:

Stay Tuned


Become a GENA Liaison

to your nearby neighbors.


GENA City & County Representatives

Common Council Representatives
District 3: Barb Janssen
District 4: Larry Sleznikow
District 5: Justice Weaver
County Board Supervisor
District 4: Maureen Freedland

GENA Executive Team

Eric Garland, Chair

Michele Ericsson, Treasurer

Joey Rampolla, Media Secretary

Wade Miller, Member-at-Large

Past Chairs  

Nora Garland

Contact us if you have comments, questions, or suggestions:

PO Box 1661, La Crosse, WI 54601

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