Bill for Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail
Proposed New Trail will draw tourists to
Wright sights across Wisconsin.
Lloyd Wright is one of Wisconsin’s most famous sons, his architectural
genius shifted an entire industry paradigm and still influences builders
and architects to this day. Millions of people travel each year to visit
Frank Lloyd Wright sites all over the globe. Wisconsin has some of the
most renowned Wright sites in the world. By not promoting Frank Lloyd
Wright sites, Wisconsin is missing out on an enormous tourism and
I will be
introducing a bipartisan bill for the creation of a "Frank Lloyd Wright
Heritage Trail", the bill would create a driving, heritage trail through
the state, highlighting the architectural works of Wisconsin native
Frank Lloyd Wright.
directs the Department of Transportation to designate and mark a
specified highway route in the counties of Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee,
Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, and Richland as the "Frank Lloyd
Wright Trail" to identify to motorists the location of specified
buildings designed or constructed by Frank Lloyd Wright that are open to
As a lifelong resident of southwest Wisconsin, I know how lucky we are
to be able to enjoy the many architectural wonders of Spring Green’s
own, Frank Lloyd Wright. With the creation of the Frank Lloyd Wright
Heritage Trail, we’ll be able to highlight his many impressive works
while also bringing tourism dollars right back to our communities.
excited to have the opportunity to show off these extraordinary
buildings, embedded in the fabric of our communities, to visitors from
across the state. With this bill, Wisconsin can honor one of its
most accomplished residents and invite people from all over the world to
enjoy the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.
I look forward to welcoming its many visitors to southwest Wisconsin.
Update: Speakers Task Force on
Alzheimer's & Dementia
It has been
great meeting with and listening to people during our first hearings in
Madison. As Winter begins, we will be holding a series of Public Hearings
for the Task Force in different parts of the state, and I hope you will join
us. These hearings are designed for face-to-face sharing of ideas, concerns
for the Winter Hearings follows:
Tuesday, November 10th – Fox Valley area
Wednesday, November 18th – Rhinelander area public hearing
Thursday, December 3rd – Dodgeville area public hearing
Wednesday, December 9th – Eau Claire area public hearing
the creation of a new
for the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, it will become a
useful tool for the Task Force. The new website features tabs for public
testimony, press releases, and news articles. It will also feature a tab
with a link to each task force member. The website is a quick and easy place
for people to keep track of what the task force is doing and provide a way
for people to stay involved.
We will be
able to keep Wisconsinites up-to-date on the work we are doing. The website
will continue to operate throughout the duration of the task force and will
be continually updated to provide the newest information presented to the
had the privilege in honoring Kathryn Kammerude of Blanchardville, who
recently retired after serving the village as Clerk/Treasurer for 35 years.
I presented a state citation honoring Kathryn for her dedication and
faithfully serving the village. There was a nice turnout for her retirement
open house. Nice to see everyone there for Kathryn.
October 23rd, I had the opportunity to addend and spoke to the Governing
Board, and staff for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest
Wisconsin and Eagle Country today. I gave a legislative update and held a
discussion about the Speakers Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia that I
It's great to
be able to visit and speak with students in the community about state
Government. I was able to do just that recently when I was at
Dodgeville High School to talk about State and Local Government. I
fielded many great questions when I talked to the Government class,
it's nice to see so many young people take an interest. Thank you to
Dr. Tammy Wehrle for inviting me.
This week I was able to meet with and talk to the Mineral Point High School
students and their exchange students from Redruth Cornwall that visited the
Capitol for a tour. Mineral Point is twinned with Redruth Cornwall,
and has an Exchange Program with Redruth Cornwall. When the miners settled
in Mineral Point, many of them came from Redruth, Cornwall, and for 16
years, they have been doing a student exchange every year. They alternate
every year, in that one year students from Mineral Point go to Cornwall for
two weeks, and then the following year, students from Redruth come to
Mineral Point for two weeks. It was great to visit with the group, and hope
that it was a great learning experience for the High School students from
England to see the Capitol and learn how our political system works.
Honoring Kathryn Kammerude for her 35 years of service.
Speaking to the ADRC Governing Board
|Fielding some State
Government questions from Dodgeville High School Students
||Matt Nevers and the Mineral
Point High School students along with the Exchange students from
Redruth Cornwall, England.