As a direct result of our efforts in Madison during Door County Legislative Day 2005, on July 14, 2005 Governor Jim Doyle proclaimed Door County as the Capital of Wisconsin for the day. The Governor, First Lady Jessica Doyle, Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and 15 members of the Doyle Cabinet spent the entire day in the county, touring area businesses and community organizations, participating in over 50 meetings and events, from Southern Door Schools all the way to Washington Island.
Durring Capital for the Day, Governor Doyle outlined a number of Dinvestments and budget proposals that would directly benefit Door County, including funding for a new Sturgeon Bay bridge, funds to implement the Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Cluster Master Plan and an increase in the state Department of Touism budget.
Read more about the events of Capital for the Day 2005.