Letter to the editor
Representative thanks UWRF for petition
March 23, 2007
Dear University of Wisconsin-River Falls Students, Faculty and Staff: I personally would like to thank all of you for the hard work that you put into collecting signatures in support of the proposed Health and Human Performance building. I especially would like to thank Katy Leisch, Kurt Blomberg and Stacy Dekkers, who took the time to deliver the petitions to my office in Madison. The number of petitions was astounding and I am highly impressed by the response of the campus community.
In January I toured UWRF and saw first-hand the need for the proposed construction for the outdated and highly used building, which is why I wrote a letter to the Building Commission in support of the project.
Even though UW-River Falls is not in my district, I recognize that it is a critical player in the continued economic development for our region of the state. Investing in our public universities is one of the smartest investments Wisconsin can make. Replacing our aging buildings will help ensure that students continue to receive a quality education and can remain involved in extra-curricular activities on campus.
Again, I thank you for your efforts regarding the petitions for the Health and Human Performance building. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding this issue via phone at 1- 888-529-0028 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin State Rep. Ann Hraychuck