Marathon, WI… Today, Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) was presented with the 2014 Friend of Wisconsin Towns Award by the Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA). Senator Petrowski received the award for his support of local government and advocacy on rural issues during the 2013-14 legislative session, including his work to address local road aid funding, economic development tools for large towns, and passage of a much-needed update to the state’s agricultural equipment laws.
“Wisconsin Towns Association is pleased to announce that Senator Jerry Petrowski has been named 2014 Friend of Wisconsin Towns for his outstanding support of town government issues this past session,” said Rick Stadelman, WTA Executive Director. “Senator Petrowski’s leadership on the Town TIF bill was crucial to passing one of the Association’s top priorities, and his work protecting town highways was especially important in the compromise on the Implements of Husbandry bill. The Association thanks Senator Petrowski for his long-standing support of towns.”
“As a town resident, I am well-aware of the challenges faced by local governments, especially those in central and northern Wisconsin. I have always made a point to ensure that towns are represented in the legislative process, as I believe it is absolutely crucial to the welfare of our state to preserve local control,” said Senator Petrowski.
The Wisconsin Towns Association is composed of 1,257 towns and 20 villages throughout the state. Senator Petrowski was presented the award at the annual Joint Eastern and Western Marathon County Towns and Villages Association meeting held at the Rib River Ballroom in Marathon, Wisconsin.