FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        
January 17, 2020
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
(608) 266-2401

West Bend Philanthropist to be Named Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Pete Rettler from West Bend, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on January 21st.

Rettler, who was nominated by his State Representative, Rick Gundrum (R-Slinger), has been devoutly involved in the United Way Washington County, raising funds for projects and initiatives throughout the community. Last year, Rettler coordinated the largest dollar amount and overall percentage increase in Washington County United Way fundraising history.

“Pete has exemplified what it means to give back to one’s community through his work with the Washington County United Way,” said Assembly Majority Leader Steineke (R-Kaukauna), who selected Rettler for the award. “We’re honored to recognize his giving spirit and dedication to Washington County.”

Rettler’s impressive fundraising for the area has not gone unnoticed by others in the community. In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce’s Betty Pearson Community Leadership Award.

"Pete has been a pillar of the community for many years, and his contributions to benefit numerous nonprofits, charities, and projects in Washington County are worth this recognition," said Rep. Gundrum. "Over the past 26 years, Pete has been an outstanding example of what it means to give back to the community by donating his time and resources to improve the lives of countless residents in the 58th Assembly District!"

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.

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