The Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) presented Rep. Patricia Strachota with the Friend of Land Records Award at its 27th annual conference. The WLIA awards this title to individuals or organizations that contribute to the success or advancement of land records modernization in the state.
Rep. Strachota was recognized for her efforts during the 2013-2015 budget to support a substantial investment to the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP). The WLIP funds the modernization and maintenance of local land records. Through her leadership, the state’s biennial budget bill protected and expanded funding opportunities for the Wisconsin Land Information Program.
“Funding for the land information program had been in jeopardy for the last decade due to repeated lapses from the program,” said Justin Conner, President of the WLIA. “The Wisconsin Land Information Association is grateful for the leadership of Rep. Strachota to author a budget amendment that will protect the program from future lapses. The changes adopted in the budget bill will help improve the accuracy and accessibility of Wisconsin’s land records program.”
Founded in 1987, WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. The purpose of the Wisconsin Land Information Association is to foster the understanding, development, operation and maintenance of a network of statewide land information systems.