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2017 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

Hear experts discuss issues of current concern to local government officials, planners, attorneys and interested citizens in Wisconsin–from ethics and open government laws to Business Improvement Districts (BID). For more information and a short animated video…

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2017 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Teleconferences January – May

These programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, land use planners, and interested citizens. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy of written materials. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit. Topics […]

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Wisconsin Prepares for Spring Elections

'Wisconsin Prepares for Spring Elections' was the topic on WORT A Public Affair December 5, 2017 . To listen to the archive program click on 'read more'.  Betty Grotophorst, Green County Board Supervisor; Jenny Erickson, Community Resource Development Agent at UW-Extension Sauk County, and Dan Hill, Local Government Specialist with UW-Extension Local Government Center joined host Patty Pelteko

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2016-2017 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Teleconference Series

2016-2017 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Teleconferences from October 4, 2016 through July 18, 2017 Hear experts discuss issues of current concern to local government officials in Wisconsin–from elections to broadband to road funding. There will be time for questions. All teleconferences are on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Voter Registration […]

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News and Notices – Fall 2016

In this Issue:

  • Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Teleconference Series
  • 2016 Fall Town and Village Workshops a Success
  • Bill Rizzo, Local Government Specialist, to retire
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2016 Town and Village Workshops

In-person, one-day workshops with important information for new and continuing board members, chairs, clerks and treasurers. Nine locations across Wisconsin. Topics include:

  • Budget Basics for Board Members
  • Legislative Update
  • Budget Basics for Clerks and Treasurers
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Local Government Specialist Shares Knowledge About Two Surprisingly Different Topics

At the fall Town and Village Workshops in September Dan Hill will discuss Closed Sessions and how to comply with Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law. For more information please visit lgc.uwex.edu. In October, Dan will be presenting Real Colors: Discover Your Personality and Communication Style at the League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ annual conference. For more information on the conference, visit 118th-Annual-Conference.


Open Meetings DVD

The Local Government Center has produced an informative DVD in 10 parts, each about five minutes in length. Actors portray realistic scenarios, followed by an explanation and analysis by an experienced attorney. Some boards view one part at each meeting and find it an ideal way to train their entire elected body. A copy of […]