Previous Local Government Center Programs for Purchase from 2017

Programs from 2017

How to Use State Contracts for Local Government Purchasing (7-18-2017)

How to Use State Contracts for Local Government Purchasing (7-18-2017) Item #LGC2017-12
Hundreds of State of Wisconsin contracts for the purchase of goods and services are available to county and municipal governments. Learn about how these competitively-bid contracts for items ranging from vehicles to consulting services to IT equipment may be used to control local expenses and provide quality services for residents. 
Presented by James Langdon, Administrator, Division of Enterprise Operations, Wisconsin Department of Administration
Approximate length of program: 73 minutes, PDF 36 pages, 333 KB
Available soon on the Learning Store website

Filling Our Shoes: Where will the next generation of local officials come from? (6-20-2017)

Filling Our Shoes: Where will the next generation of local officials come from? (6-20-2017) Item #LGC2017-11
We know that large numbers of Wisconsin’s local officials are approaching an age where they’ll be vacating their elected and appointed positions, in increasing numbers and with increasing frequency. The important task of finding and developing people to replace them is one every official—and every community resident—should be concerned about. Learn how Wisconsin’s local government and related organizations are thinking about and preparing to meet this challenge. 
Presented by Mark O’Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association, Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, Wisconsin League of Municipalities, Mike Koles, Executive Director, Wisconsin Towns Association Dan Hill, Local Government Specialist, UW-Extension’s Local Government Center
Approximate length of program: 86 Minutes, PDF 14 pages, 3613 KB
Available on the Learning Store website.

Developing Your Annual Budget (6-7-2017)

Developing Your Annual Budget (6-7-2017) Item #2017-14
About this time each year, local governments throughout the state are beginning to think about next year’s budget. Join this program to learn the requirements of Wisconsin Statutes 60, 61, and 65 and procedures that local governments are subject to in developing their annual budget. Gain not only a good understanding of the policies and rules that apply but also the “how and why” of local government budgets.
Presented by Yunji Kim, Local Government Budget and Finance Specialist, UW-Extension’s Local Government Center
Approximate length of program: 91 Minutes, PDF 35 pages, 5787 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing (5-25-2017)

Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing (5/25/2017) Item #LGC2017-13
Wisconsin Municipalities are required to appropriately review and issue alcohol licenses according to state law. Prepare for your municipality’s review and issuing of licenses by learning the statutory requirements for alcoholic beverage licenses, municipal licensing actions, recent court decisions and any legislative changes.
Presented by Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association; Attorney Claire Silverman, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; and Tom Ourada, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue.
Approximate length of program: 158 Minutes, PDF 46 pages, 2532 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Business Improvement Districts and Main Streets (5-17-2017)

Business Improvement Districts and Main Streets (5/17/2017) Item #LGC2017-10
Wisconsin communities have utilized Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to help fund programs and activities to support downtown development for over 30 years. Program participants will have an opportunity to learn about how these districts are created and administered as well as some of the important lessons that have been learned over three decades of experience.
Presented by Chuck Law, Director, UWEX Local Government Center and UWEX Community Planning and Design Specialist
Approximate length of program: 88 Minutes, PDF 14 pages, 709 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Road and Transportation Funding (5-16-2017)

Road and Transportation Funding (5/16/2017) Item #LGC2017-09
We are a state, like many, with an economy that relies heavily on the condition of our roads and transportation system. Representatives from the state’s major local government associations will lead a discussion during this program about some of the strategies that could be employed to best address the lack of funding for the state’s roadway system. While not a new issue, the absence of strategies and solutions will be felt for years to come.
Presented by Mark O’Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, Wisconsin League of Municipalities Mike Koles, Executive Director, Wisconsin Towns Association
Approximate length of program: 46 Minutes, PDF 4 pages, 1695 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Case Law and Legislative Update (4-19-2017)

Case Law and Legislative Update (4/19/2017) Item #LGC2017-08
Planning law is constantly changing. This program highlights and reviews recent court decisions and legislation affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin.
Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, UW-Madison/Extension
Approximate length of program: 89 Minutes, PDF 23 pages, 1717 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Manure Management: Issues for Local Officials (4-18-2017)

Manure Mangement: Issues for Local Officials (4/18/2017) Item #LGC2017-07
This session will provide an overview of key issues for local officials related to production, transport, and field application of manure. Topics addressed will include farm manure management systems, transport and roadway issues, and public health concerns.
Presented by Ken Genskow, UW-Madison Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning Kevin Erb, UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center Becky Larson, UW-Madison Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering Cheryl Skolaas, UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Approximate length of program: 92 Minutes, PDF 56 pages, 3274 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Managing Public Records (03-21-2017)

 Managing Public Records (03-21-2017) Item #LGC2017-05
Access to Public Records is an accepted part of Wisconsin local government. This session will consider the legal and practical concerns of maintenance and storage of public records. Learn what the law requires for preserving public records and what records may be destroyed. Also discover how these legal requirements affect electronically created and stored public records, including when an electronic record can be deemed the original record.
Presented by Holly Wilson, J.D. of Stafford & Rosenbaum, LLC
Approximate length of program: 87 Minutes, PDF 26 pages, 865 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Cooperative Boundary Agreements (03-15-2017)

 Cooperative Boundary Agreements (03-15-2017)
Boundary Agreements can provide a constructive, planned and deliberative alternative to issues surrounding municipal expansion and boundaries. They can help avoid the controversies and conflicts often associated with annexation, land use, municipal utilities and services, and other issues of municipal expansion. Learn about the types of boundary agreements available in Wisconsin, including tips and potential pitfalls when creating boundary agreements.
Presented by Christopher Hughes, JD, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, and Mark Roffers, AICP, MDRoffers Consulting LLC
Approximate length of program: 85 Minutes, PDF 14 pages, 634 KB
Available on the Learning Store website

Cybersecurity (02-21-2017)

 Cybersecurity (02-21-2017) Item #LGC2017-04
We read almost daily reports about sensitive computer information being lost or leaked. Data breaches come in many forms—stolen laptops, misrouted emails, careless website updates, employee error, viruses and hackers, to name a few. Participants in this session will learn from the experts about the common threats and steps you can take to protect yourself and your government’s computer systems.
Presented by John Dirkse, Executive Vice President, Aegis Corporation, General Administrator of the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Eduard Goodman, Chief Privacy Officer IDT911 Bill Kriese, Marketing Relationship Manager, Rural Mutual Insurance Company
Approximate length of program: 89 minutes, PDF 13 pages, 858 KB
Available for purchase on the Learning Store website

Insights on Recent Changes to Wisconsin Land Use Law (02-15-2017)

 Insights on Recent Changes to Wisconsin Land Use Law (02-15-2017) Item #LGC2017-03
Over the past several years various legislative changes have altered the practice of Wisconsin land use law. These include new legislation governing the use of local government moratoria, time of sale restrictions, shoreland zoning, historic preservation, the regulation of nonconforming structures, vested rights and many other aspects of local land use regulation. This program will present the perspective of the Wisconsin Realtors Association, a statewide organization that has been influential in the development of these new laws.
Presented by Tom Larson, JD, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, Wisconsin Realtors Association
Approximate length of program: 90 minutes, PDF: 32 pages, 2,825 KB
Available for purchase on the Learning Store website

Ethics and Open Government Laws for Planning Body Members (01-18-2017)

Ethics and Open Government Laws for Planning Body Members (01-18-2017) Item #LGC2017-02
Members of plan commissions, zoning boards of appeal or other planning bodies are subject to Wisconsin’s ethics and open government laws regardless of whether the member is appointed or elected. It is vital that planning body members and their support personnel be familiar with these laws to help preserve the integrity of their decision making processes, as well as avoid any adverse effects of violating the law.
Presented by Philip Freeburg, JD, Local Government Law Educator, UWEX Local Government Center
Approximate length of program: 89 minutes, PDF: 58 pages, 967 KB
Available for purchase on the Learning Store website

Fire and EMS Amid Changing Demographics (01-17-2017)

Fire and EMS Amid Changing Demographics (01-17-2017)  Item #LGC2017-01
Local fire protection and emergency medical services are critical community services that Wisconsin residents count on. However, changing conditions relating to customers and service providers will have a significant impact on how these services are provided and funded. Learn what changing demographics service delivery challenges are revealing about how communities will need to plan for, fund, and deliver these critical services.
Presented by Dan Veroff, UW-Madison Applied Population Lab Jim Case, Assistant Chief, Wauwatosa Fire Department Jon Hochkammer, Wisconsin Counties Association
Approximate length of program: 87 minutes, PDF: 19 pages, 457 KB
Available for purchase on the Learning Store website

 

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The streaming audios are not downloadable.  If you require a physical copy of a past program, please contact the Local Government Center office.  There is the option of ordering a USB thumb drive of the audio and electronic PDF file of the materials for $35.  Order directly from the Local Government Center.

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If you require a physical copy of a past program, please contact the Local Government Center office.  There is the option of ordering a USB thumb drive of the audio and electronic PDF file of the materials for $35.  Order directly from the Local Government Center.

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Local Government Center
Phone: 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961
Email: lgc@uwex.edu
610 Langdon Street, Room 229 Lowell Center
Madison, WI 53703