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Join the 2019-2020 WCA County Ambassador Team!
- Posted on October 31, 2018
Apply by Friday, November 30
The 2019-2020 Wisconsin State Legislature will be filled with new faces and many new ideas on shaping Wisconsin’s future. Along with the new faces comes the need to inform members of the Legislature about the state-county partnership and the critical role counties play in ensuring strong, vital communities across the state.
In 2010, the Wisconsin Counties Association began the County Ambassador Program (CAP). The goal of the program is to engage county officials in the Association’s efforts to educate lawmakers on the important role of county government through direct dialogue with members of the Legislature. Participants in the program work side-by-side with the WCA Government Affairs Team to promote WCA’s Legislative Agenda/Platform before the Wisconsin State Legislature and state agency officials. Over the last few sessions, many of our successes can be attributed to the ability of county officials to offer policymakers real-world examples of the impact of county government on people’s lives. It is our hope to build on the successes achieved through the continuation of the County Ambassador Program during the coming legislative session.
JOIN THE 2019-2020 CAP TEAM
In order to strengthen our advocacy efforts, we are calling on all members of the county family to become involved in this initiative by joining the CAP Team. Members of the CAP Team are asked to come to Madison three times during the legislative session to meet with Legislators and state agency officials on issues under consideration by the Wisconsin State Legislature impacting counties. The meeting dates for 2019 are January 16, April 2, and October 29. It is our hope to have at least one representative from each county, and we encourage each of you to give great consideration to joining this effort. All county supervisors, executives, administrators, constitutional officers, and department heads are encouraged to apply.
This legislative session will present challenges for all of us. Our success during the 2017-2018 Legislative Session was built on the collective efforts of county officials working together on critical issues and we hope to see this success and partnership continued through the County Ambassador Program.
Please fill out your application form and return it to the WCA office by Friday, November 30, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf via email, or 608-663-7188.
Thank you for your participation in this critical effort.