The local State Representative receives special recognition from the Wisconsin Counties Association. Representative John Nygren of Marinette was awarded the WCA Outstanding Legislator Award for his work on behalf of county government in the past year. Nygren was given the honor for his work as the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance and efforts to curb statewide drug use through Treatment, Alternatives and Diversion and his HOPE agenda. The Outstanding Legislator Award is given biennially to legislators who represent county interests in both the state legislature and their respective districts.