The issues have been chosen and Monday (March 4) is the deadline for registering to take part in Door-Kewaunee Legislative Days, the biennial trip to Madison to lobby for local concerns.

Delegates will head to Madison on April 3-4 to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee Counties, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns.

The Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days 2019 agenda topics will be:

+ Support for additional funding for improving rural broadband;

+ Requiring rental agencies to remit room tax by municipality;

+ Support for a legislative bill to promote tourism and arts businesses; and

+ Maintain the school start date to after Labor Day

To make this event successful, organizers say they need active participation from at least 100 Door and Kewaunee County citizen delegates, so at least one local delegate will visit with every legislator. The cost for delegates to participate is $30, made possible by a variety of area financial sponsors. The subsidized fee includes three meals and a logo polo shirt. Training sessions will be held prior to the event, so anyone can participate.

If you’re unsure about attending, the Legislative Days Steering Committee is hosting three public information sessions, where potential delegates can learn how Legislative Days works, the program’s history and past accomplishments, how the legislative and state agency agendas are developing, about the role of delegates, logistics, or scheduling and ask any questions about the event itself.

All delegates must attend one of these information sessions:

Monday, March 18: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Kewaunee County Health and Human Services Center, Training room, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee

Wednesday, March 20: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sister Bay Village Hall, 10693 State Highway 42, Sister Bay.

Thursday, March 21: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sturgeon Bay City Hall, Community Room, 421 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay

Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days will be headquartered at the newly refurbished Premier Park Hotel (formerly the Inn on The Park) on Capitol Square in downtown Madison. Most scheduled meetings and meals will be held at either Premier Park Hotel, the Tommy Thompson Commerce Building (201 West Washington) or at the State Capitol, located across the street from the hotel.

The main events are scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, when delegates will call on state legislators in the afternoon and enjoy a reception with legislators and guests that evening. The remainder of the two-day event will be reserved for visiting state officials and select state agencies.

Here is a link to register as a delegate.