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Local Government Essentials Teleconference Series, May-July 2017

These programs cover some of the essential elements of local governance in Wisconsin: budgets, alcohol beverage licensing, and running a meeting. Thursday, May 25, 2017 Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Developing Your Annual Budget Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Parliamentary Procedure Basics For more complete information, download the 2017 Local Government Essentials […]


2017 Town Officials Workshops May 2 – May 18

Nine locations across Wisconsin In 2017 topics include Powers and Duties of Town Officials, Open Meetings Law and Effective Meetings, Town Road Funding and Operations, Budget and Finance Basics, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest, Enforcement of Ordinances, Succession Planning: Finding the Next Generation of Town Government Leaders, and Barn Preservation: Passing Fad or Here to […]

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News and Notices Winter 2017

Welcome to Yunji Kim Yunji Kim has started her work with the Local Government Center. She will be providing expertise in local government budgets and finance. Yunji has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. She will be part of the teaching team at the […]

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2017 Board of Review DVD and materials are now available.

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 obtain a Wisconsin Department of Revenue-approved training within two years of the Board of Review’s first two-hour meeting. Training […]

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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