Bewley Earns Award for Support of Housing


MADISON – Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Delta), the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee charged with housing issues, was named a “Friend of Housing” last week. This 2016 award marked the second consecutive session Bewley was honored by the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA).


“Wisconsin’s builders are at the forefront of providing high quality, affordable and energy efficient homes,” Bewley said. “This industry is a vital part of our communities’ economic health and overall well-being. I’m proud to support these hard working men and women.”


Gathering near the end of each two-year legislative session, small business owners and workers in the building trades and industry come together for the WBA Business Day. The gathering is an opportunity for the association’s more than 4000 members to meet with legislators and highlight issues important to the industry.


The “Friend of Housing” award is given to select legislators as part of the annual Business Day gathering. Award winners are presented with an inscribed tool or instrument used in the building industry.  Senator Bewley hopes to keep adding to this special collection of tools representing the multitude of skills Wisconsin builders put to work on sites across the state every day.