May 1, 2019

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles: (608) 266-0484

Mike Ellis’ Legacy Honored with a Memorial Interchange

NEENAH– Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statement after 2019 Senate Bill 1, which requires that the I-41, USH-10, and STH-441 interchange in Winnebago County be designated as the ‘Michael G. Ellis Memorial Interchange, was signed into law: 

“Mike Ellis was a once in a generation elected leader for our state who always managed to put his district first. After his sudden and unexpected passing last year, the outpouring of stories and condolences helped to illustrate how large his impact on the Fox Valley truly was, both professionally and personally. Given that this interchange was one of the key achievements he championed, it was fitting that Mike got to see this project finished before his passing. I feel that having this interchange named in his honor is a common-sense way to commemorate a truly great legislator, community member, and friend who committed decades of his life towards making the Fox Valley and the entire state a better place to live, work, and visit. I’m pleased to have joined my colleagues from the Fox Valley area to author this bill.”