Cowles named Friend of Towns

The Wisconsin Towns Association recently honored state Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, with a Friend of the Towns award during the monthly Shawano County Towns Association meeting in Angelica.

Cowles authored three pieces of legislation that were supported by the Wisconsin Towns Association in the 2017-18 session, including a clean water bill to help governments and residents repair or replace failing wells and septic tanks.

“I am honored to receive the Friend of the Towns award. Our local governments hold important and unique rolls in promoting economic development, protecting citizen’s health and welfare and improving the standard of living in their communities,” Cowles said in a statement. “Developing a state and local government partnership is crucial in advancing our state forward.”