Heart of the North

About the Heart of the North Legislative Days
The Heart of the North (HON) legislative group is comprised of individuals from Barron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties. This is the 11th year of HON bringing issues important to our region to the attention of elected officials and State Agencies in Madison. The group typically meets with State legislators and department personnel to explain and advocate for issues that are specific to our counties in Northwest Wisconsin.

This year’s trip to the state capital will take place on February 2, 2023.

Each year we bring a group of students so they can participate in the process.

To Apply to Attend Heart of the North Students Must:
**Have interest in local and state legislative/government issues.
**Be willing to share views and feedback with elected officials on issues of importance to our area.
**Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in a High School located in Barron, Rusk, Sawyer or Washburn Counties or attend Northwood Technical College, UWEC-BC or LCOOC – Lac Courte Orielles Ojibwe College.
**Be able to attend a student meeting via zoom on date to be determined.
**Be available to attend a 2-hour preparatory training via zoom on date to be determined.
**Be available to attend up to 4 sub-committee meetings prior to the event in 2022-2023 (depending upon date accepted)
**Be available to attend all day trip to the state capital in Madison in February 2, 2023 (bus typically leaves Rice Lake at 6 am and arrives back in Rice Lake at 10 pm). (Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 – we may do some type of virtual meeting – this will be determined at a later date).

Please Respond By November 30, 2022.

Heart of the North Youth Application

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