If you plan to do some leaf-peeping and take in Wisconsin's beautiful fall colors this season, be sure to check the trees' progress to peak color via Travel Wisconsin's Fall Color Report map, here.
Cold and flu season is also upon us, and you can get your flu and updated Covid vaccines free with most insurance. Visit vaccines.gov to find flu and Covid vaccines near you.
As always, please reach out to my office if you have any questions or concerns.
44th Assembly District
In the District: Chief David Moore's Retirement
Senator Mark Spreitzer and I presented Chief David Moore with a legislative citation to congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement. Chief Moore has served the City of Janesville since 1977, and has served as Chief of the Janesville Police Department for nearly 15 years. I am very grateful Chief Moore's dedicated service to the City of Janesville. Congratulations, Chief Moore!
Stan Milam's Retirement
This month we also celebrated Stan Milam's retirement! Many of you in the community may be familiar with Stan through his extensive career. Stan has six decades in radio and print journalism, including at WCLO, the Janesville Gazette, and the Capitol press corps, and was awarded a bronze star for his service in the Vietnam War. His retirement is certainly well-deserved. Congratulations, Stan!
The Governor's Council on Domestic Abuseheld our Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Achievement in Domestic Abuse Issues. Marlys Howe of the Dane County District Attorney's Office was awarded the Sharon Lewandowski Award, and Antonia Drew Norton of The Asha Project was awarded the Patricia Waschbisch Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement. I am grateful for their dedication to this important issue.
The Janesville Farmers Market takes place 8 AM-1 PM each Saturday through October. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars can be exchanged for Farmers Market tokens by visiting the market information booth with proof of SNAP benefits. Those receiving SNAP benefits are also eligible to receive SSM Health market tokens once per month. To learn more about the SNAP program, contact Erica Mathis at 608-373-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need assistance, call 211. They provide support in many areas such as paying your bills, mental health resources, and more. 211 is a resource managed by the United Way of Wisconsin. Call 2-1-1 orvisit their website.