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Board of Review Training 2015 Board of Review Training 2015

The Board of Review is a panel of local officials whose job it is to hear property owners' objections to their tax assessments. Wisconsin law requires that at least one member of the Board of Review attend a Department of Revenue-approved training within two years of the Board of Review’s first two-hour meeting. To ensure that Board Members have most up-to-date information, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) requires taking the current year’s program, and will not certify attendance at training using materials and content dated prior to 2015.

In 2015 the training will be by video in DVD format with printed materials that include forms and instructions for DOR certification. The DVD will be available from the UW-Extension’s Learning Store starting in March 2015. You will find a link here to order here when the DVD and materials become available.

Read more about the DVD.

Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin's Local Governments 2015 Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin's Local Governments 2015

Principle of Parliamentary Authority: The Relationship among statutes, court decisions, organizational rules, and Robert's Rules of Order-Newly Revised with Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Principle of a Meeting: Issues about notice, quorum, and attendance. Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Principle of Majority Rule: Ownership of motions, seconding a motion, and when more than a majority is required. Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Principle of Order: Rules of precedence among motions and details. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All sessions are from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Presented by Larry Larmer, Professor Emeritus in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

TO REGISTER
Register online for Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin's Local Governments. To register by phone call 608-262-0810.

Local Government Essentials Local Government Essentials
WisLine Teleconferences
Spring 2015


Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Local Land Use Planning and Zoning
WisLine Teleconferences
Winter/Spring 2015


Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials
WisLine Teleconferences
Fall 2014/Winter 2015


These programs cover timely topics that will affect Wisconsin local governments this fall and winter.

Open Meetings Training when it's convenient for your Board Don't have time to schedule Open Meetings training? Tired of reading complex statutes but need some quality training on Wisconsin Open Meetings Law? The Local Government Center has the solution. The Local Government Center has produced an informative and enjoyable 10-part video, each approx. 5 minutes in length, available on DVD, addressing Open Meetings Law with actors in a realistic setting, portraying real-world scenarios, followed by an explanation and analysis by an experienced attorney. Check out a preview of this exciting and convenient video. A perfect way to provide needed training to your entire elected body, a copy of this video can be obtained through your county UW-Extension educator.
   
   

UW-Extension's Local Government Center helps educate members of the public in Wisconsin, in particular locally elected or appointed officials and those who aspire to hold office, about local government structures, laws, and procedures in the State of Wisconsin. Whether you are a high school student writing a report, a resident contemplating running for your town board, an official looking up procedures, or a UW-Extension educator developing a presentation, we hope you will find what you need here.

Since its inception in 1997, the Local Government Center has partnered with county UW-Extension offices, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin Counties Association, and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, in providing education and information to Wisconsin local governments.



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This page last modified: February 25, 2015.

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