Sen. Howard Marklein to be Keynote Speaker at Annual GWC Meeting; Public is Invited

The Greater Whitewater Committee (GWC) will be hosting its annual meeting to celebrate its accomplishments from 2022 and upcoming goals for 2023. This year’s banquet will feature a keynote presentation from Senator and Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, Howard Marklein. 

This event will take place on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 p.m. at 841 Brewhouse banquet hall:  841 E Milwaukee St, Whitewater, WI 53190. GWC would like to cordially invite the community to attend this event. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and the keynote speaker will begin presenting at 6:00 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for guests to enjoy. 

Keynote speaker, Senator Marklein, has strong ties with Whitewater as he is an alum from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and lived in the area for several years. He is a former member of the Fort HealthCare Board of Directors and of the UW-W National Alumni Association. This past year Marklein received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his community and regional service through UW-Whitewater. 

Senator Marklein currently serves as a Co-Chair of the powerful Joint Finance Committee, which develops the state budget. In addition, he also is an active member of the following committees: Agriculture and Tourism, Employment Relations, Joint Audit Committee, and the Joint Legislative Council. To view Senator Marklein’s full biography including his extensive background in the Whitewater area, visit

“We’re thrilled to have Senator Marklein speak at this year’s meeting,” said GWC President Jeffery Knight. “He has a long relationship with the city of Whitewater, and has an intricate knowledge of the state budget and offers important information for the city.” 

For further details, please contact Jeffery Knight at 920.728.0662 or

 About the GWC 

The GWC is an action-oriented group committed to working with citizens, elected officials, and policy makers to identify, craft, and implement a pro-business agenda. The agenda advances the economic, education, and social policies required to energize and secure the Whitewater area’s economic future, as well as protect Whitewater’s quality of life.

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