Tuesday, March 10, 2015
For Immediate Release
Bill Chaudoir
Door County Economic Development Corporation

Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days
Registration Deadline

This Friday, March 13 is the final deadline for delegates to register for the seventh biennial Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days event. 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. Legislative Days 2015 will take place in Madison on Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16.


Some of the major Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days 2015 agenda topics will be:

  • State Assistance for Preventing Groundwater Contamination
  • Request State Support for Reconstruction of the Kewaunee Harbor Sea Wall
  • Supporting the "Creative Economy Development Initiative"- Involving the Arts in Economic Development
  • Winery Regulatory Reform
  • Funding for Public Schools

The main events are scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, when delegates will call on state legislators in the afternoon and enjoy a reception with legislators and guests that evening, featuring a showcase of  Door and Kewaunee County foods and entertainment from Rogue Theater. The remainder of the two-day event will be reserved for visiting state officials and select state agencies. Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days 2015 will again be headquartered at the Inn on The Park hotel on Capitol Square in downtown Madison.


The itinerary for Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days 2015 is summarized below: 


Wednesday, April 15

Morning -      Travel to Madison

                     Delegate meetings with selected state agencies

Noon -           Lunch meeting hosted by Sen. Lasee and Rep. Kitchens

Afternoon -    County delegate meetings with all state legislators

Evening -       Reception and entertainment at Inn on The Park


Thursday, April 16

Morning -      Breakfast meeting with Gov. Walker (invited) & legislative leadership

      Additional delegate meetings with state agencies

Midday -       Return to Door and Kewaunee Counties

This year's events are building directly on the success of prior Legislative Days events, which brought the specific concerns of the area directly to elected representatives and influential government appointees. Registration and additional information about Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days can be found at and

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989,  DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation on the Door County Peninsula. Door County Economic Development Corporation offices are located within the small business incubator DCEDC founded in 1997 at 185 East Walnut Street in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park.
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