Congressman Ron Kind Visits Dairyland
Sept. 2, 2020
Dairyland and our member cooperatives work with local, state and national elected officials in both parties to provide insights with policymakers about key topics impacting co-ops, the energy industry and local communities.
Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) met with President and CEO Brent Ridge and Government Relations Manager Jennifer Shilling Sept. 2 at Dairyland. Joining them was Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) CEO Steve Freese, who bestowed the Champion of Electric Cooperative Award to Rep. Kind.
“Congressman Kind has been a reliable voice in support of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives for many years. He was a lead author of the SECURE Act, a bipartisan retirement package that was signed into law. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE), included a provision to allow cooperatives to reduce pension premiums, thus allowing members to save more money for retirement,” said Shilling.