Road Trip!

District Day in the 62nd

Making visits around the 62nd Assembly District is always something I look forward to. This past Monday, April 26, I was pleased to present legislative citations to the Counseling teams at both Gilmore and Gifford Elementary in recognition of their hard work in achieving the Recognized American School Counselors Association Model Program (RAMP) designation. RAMP designation typically takes seven years to gather all necessary criteria and these counselling teams accomplished the goal is just over a year! These K-8 Schools are the first in Wisconsin to be designated as having a RAMP program. Congratulations on your achievement, and thank you for the work you do to assist students at Gilmore and Gifford Elementary schools.

I was also happy to visit St. Rita's Catholic School, and had a productive discussion with the President of Siena Catholic Schools about the role of private schools in our community.

Building Commission Tours

As the newest Assembly member of the State Building Commission I have taken time to travel the state and get a firsthand look at proposed projects included in the Capitol Budget. I’ve toured several UW Campuses including Green Bay, Whitewater, Madison and La Crosse, and have had good conversations with UW- River Falls and Eau Claire about their respective projects. Next week I’ll tour UW Oshkosh along with my colleagues Reps. Swearingen and Schraa. I also took time to tour the Milwaukee Public Museum, the National Guard Viroqua Armory, and will visit the Beyond Vision site in Milwaukee.

Each tour has provided me with important information as to our state’s infrastructure needs. It will help me advocate for some of our most important projects in the Capitol Budget.

Rep. Loren Oldenburg joined me for the tour of the Wisconsin National Guard Viroqua Armory facility, as well as the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Prairie Springs Science Center this past Wednesday. Thank you to SFC Wangler, Chancellor Gow and everyone who helped make this a great day!