re:TH!NK held its annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 27. Over 30 elected officials representing school districts, city councils, village boards, law enforcement and state legislators attended the “health policy café” discussing the health impacts of current issues like tobacco-free parks, local alcohol control policy options, and eminent domain as it relates to bicycling and walking.

Local content experts Melissa Kraemer-Badtke and Kim Biedermann from East Central WI Regional Planning Commission, Grace, a high school student from Oshkosh West, and Chief Kevin Wilkinson from the Neenah Police Department provided an overview of the three issues before attendees broke out into small groups for some lively conversation.

Thank you to our event planning team, our guest speakers/issue experts, and Leadership Council members who helped make it our most successful breakfast yet! If you want more information about the legislative breakfast, please email us at rethink @ co.winnebago.wi.us

Coalition Coordinator Autumn Linsmier explains the concept of “health in all policies.”

 

Grace, a member of the re:TH!NK Youth Coalition, overviews the issue of tobacco-free parks.

 

Many elected officials were interested in how a state law change related to eminent domain impacts bicycling and walking facilities.

 

There was a lot of discussion around local alcohol control policies and how they relate to events and festivals.