The three 2019 recipients of the WECA Enlightened Legislator of the Year Awards. Left to right are State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and State Representatives Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) and Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield). The award recognizes meaningful legislative effort on behalf of positions advocated by Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives.
The highest-priority activities of WECA entail advocacy on behalf of its member cooperatives in legislative, regulatory, and other public policy forums at every level. This advocacy is conducted through direct lobbying of elected officials, through testimony in legislative and regulatory hearings, through co-op publications and the general print and broadcast media, and through informational presentations to co-op directors, employees, and members, to better equip them to pursue their own advocacy efforts. Consistently through the years, the WECA membership has made clear that it assigns the highest importance to this service provided by its statewide staff.