2017 Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days Scheduled

The eighth biennial Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days in Madison is confirmed for Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, 2017.

The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate Wisconsin 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.

In previous years, representatives from the two counties brought attention to several key issues, including the Kewaunee Seawall project, restoration of the Harbor Assistance Program funding, reinstatement of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program, and technology needs for public school, among others.

A volunteer committee is working to develop the 2017 legislative and state agency agenda topics and issues that will be presented in Madison. If you would like to provide input for the 2017 agenda, please visit https://uwex.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SsbwlE3AW9V5g9 or contact UW-Extension Legislative Days Liaison Claire Thompson, at 920-388-7136.

For those delegates with limited time, the main events are scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, when delegates will call on states legislators in the afternoon and enjoy an 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 of The Park) on Capitol Square in downtown Madison. Delegate registration information will be released shortly.

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

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) & legislative leadership

Additional delegate meetings with state agencies

Midday –       Return to Door and Kewaunee Counties

Door/Kewaunee County 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.ord) or Claire Thompson (920-388-7136 or Claire.thompson@uwex.edu). Additional information about the Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days event can be found at www.dklegislativedays.com and www.facebook.com/DKLegislativeDay.