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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 the most up-to-date information for new or renewal certification, 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.
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Training is valid for two years from the training date.
|Town Officials Workshops||One-Day Workshops for New and Continuing Town Officials May 5-June 4, 2015 |
Topics include Powers and Duties of Town Officials, Town Road Funding and Operations, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest, Open Meetings Law, Running Effective Meetings, Public Involvement, Hot Topics, Enforcement of Ordinances, and Leadership.11 Locations across the state, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
|Local Government Essentials||Local Government Essentials|
|Local Land Use Planning and Zoning||Local Land Use Planning and Zoning|
|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
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.
|Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials||Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials|
WisLine Teleconferences Fall 2014/Winter 2015
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For more complete program information, you can download the brochure on the Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials 2014-2015 teleconference series.
|Deliberative Government Techniques Assist Town of Liberty Grove||Local Government Specialist Bill Rizzo has been working with the Town of Liberty Grove to implement deliberative government practices to make sure that the voices of concerned town citizens are heard before action is taken by the town government. In this case, the hearing process was changed to allow for more citizen input into the town budget.|
|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: April 28, 2015.