Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days confirmed for April 5-6

img_0387The eighth biennial Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days in Madison is confirmed for Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6. The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee counties, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns. This year’s events are building directly on the success of prior Legislative Days events, which brought the specific concerns of the community directly to elected representatives and influential government appointees.

A volunteer committee is working to develop the 2017 legislative and state agency agenda topics and issues that will be presented in Madison. To provide input for the 2017 agenda, visit https://uwex.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SsbwlE3AW9V5g9 or contact Legislative Days Agenda Committee Chair, Rob Burke at 920-746-2260.

Critical to the success of this event is the active participation of at least 100 Door and Kewaunee County citizen representatives, so that at least one local delegate will visit with every legislator. Sponsors are needed to help offset some of the event costs so the individual delegate costs can be kept to a minimum.

For those delegates with limited time, the main events are scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, when delegates will call on state legislators in the afternoon and enjoy a evening reception with legislators and guests. The remainder of the two-day event will be reserved for visiting state officials and selected state agencies. Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days will be headquartered at the newly refurbished Best Western Premier Park Hotel (formerly the Inn on The Park) on Capitol Square in downtown Madison. Delegate registration information will be released shortly.

Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days is planned and executed by a volunteer Steering Committee. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the planning of Legislative Days 2017, please contact Jennifer Brown (920-487-5233 or brownjk@kcedc.org) or Caleb Frostman (920-743-3113 x203 or caleb@doorcountybusiness.com ). Additional information about the Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days event can be found at http://www.dklegislativedays.com and http://www.facebook.com/DKLegislativeDay.

The general itinerary for Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days 2017:

Wednesday, April 5

Morning – Travel to Madison; delegate meetings with select state agencies

Noon – Lunch meeting hosted by Rep. Joel Kitchens

Afternoon – County delegate meetings with all state legislators

Evening – Reception with legislators and guests

Thursday, April 6

Morning – Breakfast meeting with Gov. Walker (invited) and legislative leadership; additional delegate meetings with state agencies

Midday – Return to Door and Kewaunee counties

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