Group Launches Application for Wisconsin Specialty License Plate to Honor All Utility Workers
In order for the plate to be produced, the group needs to submit 500 signatures from licensed Wisconsin drivers who commit to purchasing the plates at a ONE-TIME cost of $15, which covers the cost of production. The group is also raising funds for the development and design fee, which is $15,500. The purpose of the plate is to honor and recognize all persons working to ensure Wisconsinites have access to safe, affordable, and reliable electricity.
Vehicles that qualify to display the specialty plates include automobiles, motor homes, private trucks weighing 8,000 pounds or less, and farm trucks weighing 12,000 pounds or less.
The group promoting the “Keeping the Lights On” specialty plates hopes to complete the process and make the plates available to the public by April of 2021.
To provide your signature or make a donation in support of the project, go to the links below or contact Linda McAley, PO Box 65, Greenwood, WI, 54437-0065.
Lighting the Way for our Global Community
Partners for a Brighter Tomorrow is made possible by Wisconsin cooperatives and their communities, and NRECA International, a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization, whose mission is to increase individual and community access to electricity in all parts of the world.
WECA welcomes Jennifer Taylor to staff
December 9, 2019—Jennifer Taylor joined the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association as the new executive assistant. Jennifer is a Watertown native and a 1995 graduate of UW-Madison. She brings years of administrative experience to the position, and as an artist, she also brings creativity and the ability to assist with visual media. Jennifer lives in Madison with her husband, David, and two cats.
CO-OP DIFFERENCE | Securing success
Over the past four years of working on behalf of Wisconsin electric cooperatives in Washington, D.C., we have reinforced our belief that nothing that really matters ever comes easy. We have had a great deal of success in the past—including securing and maintaining funding for programs such as the RUS Electric Loan Program and Rural Economic Development Loans and Grants, among others. But we also had some significant issues in which success has been elusive.
Our latest round of lobbying has been one of our most challenging yet because we had to battle the dysfunction, distraction, and disagreements surrounding the impeachment efforts, so that our commonsense messages could be heard, and Congress would act.