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Local Government Center Workshops

Counties | Towns | Fall Town & Village | BIDs

Local officials attending an LGC workshop.

County Officials Workshops - Biennial, Spring

Following the spring elections in even numbered years, UW-Extension's Local Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association co-sponsor day-long workshops to orient both new and continuing county officials, at several locations around the state. With turnover on county boards averaging about 25% each election cycle, board members need opportunities to learn more about their roles and responsibilities.

In May 2016, topics include the structure and processes of county government, county budgeting, a discussion of ethics and conflicts of interest, updates on state and county issues from the Wisconsin Counties Association, techniques in civic engagement, and several topics related to meetings, including efficient meetings and Wisconsin's open meetings law.

The registration fee of $75.00 includes lunch. Late registration (less than 7 days prior to the workshop date) is $85.00. For more complete program information, download the County Officials Workshops brochure.

TO REGISTER: Locations and Dates Follow the link to your desired location and use the brown "Register" button near the bottom of the page.

or fax registration form to 608-663-7189.

For other questions about the workshops, please call the UW-Extension Local Government Center at 608-262-9960.

Archived County Officials Workshops Information

PDF icon2016 County Officials Workshop Brochure
(PDF File, 296 kb)
204 county officials participated in 2016.
PDF icon 2014 County Officials Workshop Brochure
(PDF File, 296 kb)
258 county officials participated in 2014.
PDF icon 2012 County Officials Workshop Brochure
(PDF File, 700 kb)
206 county officials participated in 2012.
PDF icon 2010 County Officials Workshop Brochure
(PDF File, 700 kb)
214 county officials participated in 2010.
PDF icon 2008 County Officials Workshop Brochure
(PDF File, 98 kb)
216 county officials participated in 2008.
163 county officials participated in 2006.

210 county officials participated in 2004.

187 county officials participated in 2002.

Fall 2015 Town & Village Workshops including Finance and Budget

Each one-day workshop covers a basic curriculum on budgeting, financial administration, and topics relevant to towns & villages including:

  • Comprehensive Planning Update
  • Legislative Update
  • Public Engagement Tools and Techniques
  • Open Meetings Law, Parliamentary Procedure, and other Meeting Management Questions
  • Top Ten Need to Know Town and Village Law Topics

Locations: held Cable, Minocqua, Wabeno, Stevens Point, Ripon, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Tomah, and Mineral Point.

Registration is by mail through the Wisconsin Towns Association. Download 2015 Fall Town & Village Workshops brochure with registration form.

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2015 Fall Town and Village Workshops Brochure

PDF icon(PDF file, 578 kb)

Archived Town and Village Workshops, Information (formerly Fall Finance and Budget Workshops)

Since this program series began in 1998, 11,558 town and village officials have participated in these workshops.

PDF icon 2016 Program (PDF file, 578 kb) 607 town and village officials attended in 2016.
PDF icon 2015 Program (PDF file, 578 kb) 623 town and village officials attended in 2015.
PDF icon 2014 Program (PDF file, 5829 kb) 695 town and village officials attended in 2014.
PDF icon 2013 Program (PDF file, 426 kb) 737 town and village officials attended in 2013.
PDF icon 2012 Program (PDF file, 635 kb) 687 town and village officials attended in 2012.
PDF icon 2011 Program (PDF file, 340 kb) 694 town and village officials attended in 2011.
PDF icon 2010 Program (PDF file, 1.2 mb) 569 town and village officials attended in 2010.
PDF icon 2009 Program (PDF file, 4.1 mb) 704 town and village officials attended in 2009.
PDF icon 2008 Program (PDF file, 726 kb) 561 town and village officials attended in 2008.
PDF icon 2007 Program (PDF file, 561 kb) 491 town and village officials attended in 2007.
PDF icon 2006 Program (PDF file, 87 kb)
578 town and village officials attended in 2006.
PDF icon 2005 Program (PDF File, 157 kb)
586 town and village officials attended in 2005.
PDF icon 2004 Program (PDF File, 31 kb)
485 town and village officials attended in 2004.
PDF icon 2003 Program (PDF File, 179 kb)
607 town and village officials attended in 2003.
PDF icon 2002 Program (PDF File, 38 kb)
482 town and village officials attended in 2002.
2001 brochure not available
633 town and village officials attended in 2001.
PDF icon 2000 Program (PDF File, 69 kb)
426 town and village officials attended in 2000.
PDF icon 1999 Program (PDF File, 66 kb)
676 town and village officials attended in 1999.
PDF icon 1998 Program (PDF File, 59 kb)
747 town and village officials attended in 1998.


Town Officials Workshops - May 2015

Following the spring elections in odd numbered years, UW-Extension's Local Government Center working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Towns Association coordinates and delivers a series of day-long programs designed to help orient both new and continuing town officials.

In May 2015, topics included powers and duties of town officials, Open Meetings Law, effective meetings and public involvement, town road funding and operations, ethics and conflicts of interest, enforcement of ordinances hot topics, budget update, and leadership in town government. Workshops were held around the state in Stevens Point, Green Bay, Brookfield, Cable, Minocqua, Wabeno, DeForest, Richland Center, Rice Lake, Eau Claire, and Tomah.

Town officials who attended these workshops in past years have commented:

  • "I intend to use this starting tonight - my first meeting as chair."
  • "It will help tremendously in everyday affairs."
  • "Without this session I would have struggled for some time."
  • "The workshop will help me better serve the people - and stay out of trouble."
  • "Keep doing this."

brochure cover
2015 Brochure
PDF icon(PDF file, 650 kb)

   

Archived Town Officials Workshops Information

PDF icon 2015 Program (PDF file, 778 kb)
856 participants attended in 2015.
PDF icon 2013 Program (PDF file, 778 kb)
1,064 participants attended in 2013.
PDF icon 2011 Program (PDF file, 778 kb)
1,059 participants attended in 2011.
PDF icon 2009 Program (PDF file, 1.3 Mb)
1,206 participants attended in 2009.
PDF icon 2007 Program (PDF file, 139 kb)
1,520 participants attended in 2007.
PDF icon 2005 Program (PDF file, 52 kb)
1,121 participants attended in 2005.
PDF icon 2003 Program (PDF file, 30 kb)
1,170 participants attended in 2003.

Business Improvement District (BID) Seminars

Since 2003, UW-Extension's Local Government Center has helped coordinate and offer a series of programs aimed at educating Business Improvement District managers, their Board members and interested parties about BID operations and programming.

For more information, please email: kharkness@new.rr.com

Archived BID Seminar Information

Seminar Agenda for 2008 "Foundations for Successful BIDs" PDF icon PDF, 56 kb
Seminar Agenda for 2007 "Beyond the Basic BID" PDF icon PDF document, 11 kb
Seminar Agenda for 2006 Models of Economic Renewal PDF icon PDF File, 23 kb
Seminar Agenda for 2005 PDF icon PDF File, 7 kb

This page last modified: October 28, 2016 .

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