League of Women Voters invites public to attend webinar on state’s infrastructure
For the Tomahawk Leader
NORTHERN WISCONSIN – The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) is inviting the public to attend a webinar focused on the status of Wisconsin’s infrastructure and ways to finance upgrades.
The event will be held on Thursday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Presenting during the webinar will be professional engineers from the Wisconsin Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-WI), along with Dr. William Holahan, Professor Emeritus, Economics, UW-Milwaukee.
“Why should we pay attention? Our forest’s infrastructure is starkly revealed during early spring in the Northwoods,” LWVNOW stated. “It’s an appropriate time to heed plans for managing the infrastructure we humans control and depend upon. This includes municipal water and sewage system upgrades, environmental pollutant mitigation, dams and bridge maintenance, storm water runoff control, and of course, fixing the proverbial potholes. Rumored federal, state and local spending on infrastructure is poised to cut loose. How can we capture and control that flow to our advantage and thereby ensure that our communities continue to thrive?”
LWVNOW noted that the April 15 webinar will be followed by sessions in May through August, focusing in greater detail on specific categories of the state’s infrastructure.
To register for the event, visit www.lwvnow.org.
The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, “a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process.” The league’s monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all. Contact the league by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.lwvnow.org.