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How to Use State Contracts for Local Government Purchasing

Learn about how competitively-bid state contracts for items ranging from vehicles to consulting services to IT equipment may be used by county and municipal governments to control expenses and provide quality services for residents. Presented by James Langdon, Administrator, Division of Enterprise Operations, Wisconsin Department of Administration 10:00 am – 11:30 am Tuesday, July 18, […]


Save the Date for Fall Town and Village Workshops

Fall Town and Village Workshops including Budget and Finance will be presented in nine locations across the state in September. Designed for town board chairs and members, town clerks, village presidents and trustees, and village clerks,  topics will include budget preparation, agendas and minutes, DOR updates and forms, legislative update, road maintenance, conducting effective hearings, […]


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 […]

Member of Board of Review at required two-hour meeting.

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 […]