FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feburary 12, 2018
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke
Kenosha Dream Playground President to be Named an Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’
MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Tammy Conforti from Kenosha, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on February 15th.
Conforti, the president of the Kenosha Dream Playground Project (KDPP), was nominated by State Representative Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) and State Representative Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha), both of whom represent portions of the City of Kenosha, for her role in making the Dream Playground in Kenosha a reality.
“Tammy Conforti’s dedication to her community and neighbors is going to have a lasting affect for children in Kenosha,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), who selected Conforti to receive the award. “She is incredibly deserving of being an Assembly Hometown Hero.”
Through Conforti’s leadership, KDPP raised over a million dollars and rallied over 3,000 volunteers to construct a local children’s playground. The playground is designed to be inclusive and safe for all kids, particularly those with disabilities. The goal of the project was to ensure that every child, regardless of ability, could have a fun space to play.
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.