The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is seeking ideas for issues to put on the table for this year’s Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days.
A survey is now available online for people to submit ideas for the session. That survey can be accessed here and will be open until Jan. 25.
Every two years, business owners, interested citizens, and local students make a trip to Madison representing Door and Kewaunee Counties for Legislative Days.
In past years Legislative Days has directly impacted important issues important to Door and Kewaunee Counties, including the highway 42/57 four-lane improvement project, Wisconsin harbor assistance funding, expansion of the state family care program and regulation supporting EMS budgets.
“Over the years, this collaborative effort between Door and Kewaunee Counties has helped call attention to issues specific to our region, and has helped impact projects and policy that have made a difference to the people that live and work here,” said DCEDC Executive Director Jim Schuessler. “We are pleased to be working with Rob Burke at UW-Extension to help us complete this survey and maximize the opportunity to engage the elected officials that can make a difference regarding the issues that will ultimately be presented.”
Schuessler said issues for Legislative Days should be local, with specific implications for Door and/or Kewaunee Counties, should be non-controversial, and should be focused upon issues that exceed local capacity to solve the challenge. All residents may submit issues for consideration.
The final selection of topics for 2019 Legislative Days will be made by the steering committee. The specific Madison dates will not be established until the state’s legislative schedule has been established, but people interested in suggesting ideas for Door and/or Kewaunee County are encouraged to submit their recommendations by Friday, Jan. 25. Multiple suggestions can be provided, but each completed online form should be limited to one topic. The survey for 2019 Legislative Days is accessible here>>