Delegates Needed for Door County Legislative Days

Media Release
Released March 19, 2009
Contact Information:
Bill Chaudoir
Door County Economic Development Corporation
(920) 743-3113
bill@doorcountybusiness.com

Door County Legislative Days 2009 will once again require at least 100 local delegates to call on legislators in Madison. Door County Legislative Days main events are scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, when delegates will call on state legislators in the afternoon and enjoy a reception, authentic Door County fish boil dinner and entertainment with legislators and guests that evening. The remainder of the May 12-13 event will be reserved for visiting state officials and selected state agencies.

The cost to participate for delegates is only $20, made possible by a variety of local financial sponsors, including local governments, civic groups and private businesses. Anyone interested in participating in Legislative Days can register at www.dclegislativeday.com no later than Friday, May 1. Registration forms are also available from the Door County Economic Development Corporation offices at 185 East Walnut Street, Sturgeon Bay (920-743-3113 x 200 or janet@doorcountybusiness.com.) Rooms starting at $89 at the Legislative Days headquarters hotel, the Inn On The Park on Capitol Square, are available until April 17. For hotel reservations, call 800-279-8811.

Legislative Days Steering Committee Chairman Bill Chaudoir stated: “The logistics and details for Door County Legislative Days 2009 are coming together very well. As this is our fourth trip to Madison, we have been able to improve the event to the point that we are confident this will be the best and most productive Legislative Days yet. The greatest need we have now is for delegates. We need 100 Door County delegates to effectively call on all legislators.”

The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate state officials about Door County, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns. This year’s events are building directly on the success of Door County Legislative Days in 2003, 2005 and 2007, which brought the specific concerns of the community directly to elected representatives and influential government appointees. A volunteer committee is working to develop the 2009 legislative and state agency agenda topics and issues that will be presented in Madison. To view the agendas and accomplishments of past Door County Legislative Days events, visit the Legislative Days website at www.dclegislativeday.com/Issues.htm.

Door 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 2009, please contact Bill Chaudoir at 920-743-3113 x 203 or via e-mail: bill@doorcountybusiness.com.