By Terry Kovarik
Keeping Coast Guard members in Door County at the completion of their service has been a significant resource that might get a boost with a new state program. The Door County Economic Development Corporation wants to link up with Wisconsin’s new “Hire a Veteran” program which was announced this week. That program will visit military bases and set up a link to the Wisconsin Workforce Development website tailored to veterans. EDC Executive Director Jim Schuessler says the EDC wants to ensure that Door County stands out as a post-military home.
Many who’ve served at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay have made Door County their home. Notable former coasties include Door County Facilities and Parks Director Wayne Spritka and former Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Bob Desh.