2019 Polish American of the Year
Rep. Ken Skowronski was named 2019 Polish American of the Year by the Milwaukee Society of Polish National Alliance at the 73rd Annual Pulaski Day Banquet on October 13, 2019. Rep. Skowronski is incredibly honored by this recognition and sincere appreciation to all those who came out to celebrate.
Rep. Skowronski was quite humbled by receiving citations issued by US Congressman Bryan Steil, Governor Tony Evers, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, as well as my colleagues in the Assembly and the Senate.
Milwaukee Society President Terry Witkowski provided the event message...
"The Milwaukee Society was established in 1921 by the Chicago Society of the Polish National Alliance as Lodge 2159, the business and professional group of Milwaukeeans of Polish descent. Its members through the years have included business leaders, Congressmen, state and local elected officials, judges and others with an interest in improving this community and preserving Polish culture. The Milwaukee Society has run social events for members, provided food baskets for the needy, given scholarships and provided community leadership. It was Milwaukee Society members that established Polish Fest and were the first Presidents of the Polish Heritage Alliance.
This event [Pulaski Day Banquet] celebrates two individuals: revolutionary was hero Count Casimir Pulaski, father of the American cavalry, a leader who fought for freedom in his native Poland and fought for the cause of freedom in America; and a local American of Polish descent who has also given dedicated service to his community.
Tonight we will honor State Rep. Ken Skowronski as our "Outstanding American of Polish Descent." Ken has been active in the Polish community for many years and is just completing his second two-year term as President of the Polish Heritage Alliance. He has been a business and community leader in the city of Franklin for decades, and in recent years has expanded those efforts with his service in the Wisconsin State Legislature. It is with great pride that we gather tonight to honor his leadership and service to the city, State and Polish community. Congratulations Ken!