2020 Planner's Day at the Capitol

APA-Wisconsin's Second Annual Planner's Day at the Capitol

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second annual Planner’s Day at the Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  

We had a successful Planner’s Day at the Capitol with 12 planners meeting with 17 different legislators and/or staffers to advocate for building strong communities in WI.  Many attendees focused their advocacy upon a significant Workforce Housing Bill (Assembly Bill 859/Senate Bill 811) that is moving quickly through the legislature. See Drew's Legislative Alerts Page for more information.

Thank you for your advocacy.  Our overall goal for these events is to open the lines of communication between legislators and planners, and to pivot from a defensive legislative posture to one of advocacy and engagement.

APA-WI planners on Planners Legislative Day, 2019, in from of the State Capitol

2020: Thank you to all who chose to join us for this day of legislative engagement and advocacy.

2020: Thank you to Rep. Amy Loudenbeck for meeting with planners from Beloit and Janeville to talk about legislative issues important to the planning profession and how we can make our communities healthier and more resilient.

2020: Jason Valerius, Maria Hart and Senator Fred Risser after a great discussion about housing, transportation, and enhanced local control for Wisconsin communities

2019: Our intrepid planners

2019: VP of Chapter Affairs Drew Pennington and City of Evansville, WI Community Development Director Jason Sergeant met with Wisconsin State Senator Janis Ringhand

Want more information about planning related policy and advocacy issues? Read Drew's Legislative Alerts to Chapter Members and Brian Ohm's write ups on Case Law Updates and New Legislation in the state.