FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         
October 31, 2017
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
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Tiffany Thoma of Berlin to be Recognized as WI Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Tiffany Thoma from Berlin, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on November 2nd.  

Thoma, the Environmental Team Leader at Badger Mining Corporation, was nominated by her State Representative, Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), for her work within BMC to sponsor the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ annual deer gun hunt for people with disabilities. Thoma has been instrumental in developing the program, expanding the hunting locations from one site to now four. For the past 16 years, Thoma’s involvement has helped 93 individuals with disabilities experience the Wisconsin tradition of hunting.

The WDNR began the hunt in October of 1990, in order to bring individuals with certain disabilities opportunities to hunt when milder temperatures make the woods and fields easier to navigate. As a result of Thoma’s dedication to the program, this year 17 hunters over four properties, 13 of which are new to the program, will get to participate in the hunt.

The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.