Previous Local Government Center Programs Available for Purchase – 2016

Programs from 2016 

Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs (12-20-2016)

 Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs (12-20-2016) Item #LGC2016-12
The provision of mandated, emergency, critical infrastructure, social, and other services is a central role of local government. Learn how demographic trends will shape demand for non-essential community services, as well as techniques local officials can use to better understand and plan for changing service needs.
Presented by Dan Veroff, UW-Madison Applied Population Lab Jon Hochkammer, Wisconsin Counties Association
Approximate length of program: 70 minutes, PDF: 5 pages, 1600 KB
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Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Taking Steps Forward (11-20-2016)

Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Taking Steps Forward (11-15-2016) Item #LGC2016-11
This session will provide an overview of broadband access, as well as efforts underway to increase not only access but adoption and utilization in rural Wisconsin. Also included will be a proposed framework to take action, examples of what communities are doing and efforts that have been funded by the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) State Broadband Office. Presented by Angie Dickinson, State Broadband Director, PSC Mary Kluz, Community Development Specialist, UW-Extension’s Broadband E-Commerce & Education Center Maria Alvarez-Stroud, Director, UW-Extension’s Broadband E-Commerce & Education Center
Approximate length of program: 90 minutes, PDF size: 24 Pages, 1,843 KB.
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Voter Registration and I.D. (10-04-2016)

 Voter Registration and ID (10-04-2016) Item #LGC2016-10
As we look to the fall elections, there may be uncertainty about what laws, policies and procedures are in place that will affect voter registration and photo I.D. requirements. This is your opportunity to receive guidance directly from staff at the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) and get answers to your questions. WEC staff will also be providing an overview of municipal clerk tasks as they relate to the November election and beyond. Presented by Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator, Wisconsin Elections Commission 
Approximate length of program: 87 minutes, PDF size: 37 Pages, 12,104 KB.
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Developing the Annual Budget (07-22-2016)

 Developing the Annual Budget (7-22-2016) Item #LGC2016-09
About this time each year, local governments throughout the state are beginning to develop and 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. Presenter:  Karl Green, La Crosse County UWEX Community Resource Development Educator.
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Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulations and Licensing (05-25-2016)

Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulations and Licensing (05-25-2016):
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. There have been significant changes since the 2015 program.Presented by: Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association; Attorney Claire Silverman, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; and Tom Ourada, Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
Approximate length of program: 170 minutes; PDF size: 68 pages, 2.62MB
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Case Law and Legislative Update 2016 (05-18-2016)

Case Law and Legislative Update 2016 (05-18-2016):
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 and Regional Planning, UW–Madison and UW-Extension.
Approximate length of program: 1 hour and 45 minutes; PDF size: 40 pages, 2,768 KB
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Community Vitality and Placemaking (04-20-2016)

Community Vitality and Placemaking (04-20-2016):
Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. It involves asking questions of the people who live, work, and play in a particular space to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for that place. The vision can evolve quickly into an implementation strategy to improve all of the spaces that comprise the gathering places within a community‒its streets, sidewalks, parks, buildings, and other public spaces. This program provides an overview of how to use placemaking to foster communities that are more socially, physically, and economically viable. Presented by: Steve Grabow, Professor, Community Development Educator, UW-Extension, Jefferson County; Todd Johnson, Land Use & Community Development Specialist, UW-Extension and UW-River Falls
Approximate length of program: 1 hour and 23 minutes; PDF size: 44 pages, 6,537KB
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Housing and the Community (03-16-2016)

Housing and the Community (03-16-2016):
Housing plays a significant role in community development. Housing conditions set the stage for further investment in this vital portion of your municipality’s tax base. This program teaches how housing impacts your municipality’s tax base, service delivery, and the impacts that positive or negative housing values may have on your community. The program examines ways you may be able to better frame housing issues in your community, as well as illustrate the importance and benefits of effective housing policies. The program also explores local housing policies in the context of recent changes to the federal Fair Housing laws. Presented by: Karl Green, Community Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator, UW-Extension, La Crosse County; Brian Ohm, J.D., Land Use Law Specialist, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison/Extension.
Approximate length of program: 93 minutes; PDF size: 47 pages, 827.29KB
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Promoting Local Protection of Wetlands and Updates to the Shoreland Zoning Program (02-17-2016)

Promoting Local Protection of Wetlands and Updates to the Shoreland Zoning Program (02-17-2016):
Wisconsin is home to many lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. Local Governments can play an important role in helping to protect and manage these important water resources. This program highlights the importance of protecting wetlands and reviews a model wetland conservation ordinance and other educational efforts developed by the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. In addition to wetlands, the program also provides an overview of recent changes to the State’s Shoreland zoning program and the impact of those changes on local programs. Presented by: Kyle Magyera, Local Government Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Wetlands Association; Kay Lutze, Shoreland Policy Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Lynn Markham, Shoreland and Land Use Specialist Center for Land Use Education, UW-Stevens Point/Extension.
Approximate length of program: 83 minutes; PDF size: 90 pages, 12.43MB
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Stakeholder-Centered Community Marketing (02-01-2016)

Stakeholder-Centered Community Marketing (02-01-2016):
The goal of community marketing is to make villages, towns or cities competitive and enable their stakeholders to thrive. This WisLine discusses a cooperative framework model for community marketing in which stakeholders take a central role in crafting a unique market position and a clear “brand” for their community. Presented by: Kristin Runge, Lecturer, UW-Extension’s Center for Community and Economic Development
Approximate length of program: 60 minutes; PDF size: 50 pages, 1.9 MB
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Fundamentals and Applications of Strategic Planning in Wisconsin Local Government (01-11-2016)

Fundamentals and Applications of Strategic Planning in Wisconsin Local Government (1-11-2016): This program describes the steps in the strategic planning approach used by UW-Extension in helping nonprofit organizations and local governments become more effective. Steve Grabow has helped design and facilitate a wide variety of strategic planning initiatives in counties, cities, and villages. He provides concepts and case studies from his practice in Jefferson County to illustrate the strategic planning process. Steve is also the co-team leader of UW-Extension’s Strategic Planning Program Team which has trained over 600 practitioners in strategic planning. Presented by: Steve Grabow, Professor, Community Development Agent, Jefferson County UW-Extension
Approximate length of program: 62 minutes; PDF size: 41 pages, 1.7 MB.
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Understanding Local Sign Codes (01-20-2016)

Understanding Local Sign Codes (1-20-2016):
Many Wisconsin communities have sign codes. The regulation of signs, however, raises some important legal issues, especially the extent a regulation may infringe on freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment as addressed in the recent U.S. Supreme Court case Reed v. Town of Gilbert. This program reviews the legal framework for sign regulation in Wisconsin and provides practical planning guidance for communities seeking to regulate signs. Presented by: Mike Slavney, FAICP, Principal Planner, Vandewalle & Associates; Brian Ohm, J.D., Land Use Law Specialist, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison/Extension
Approximate length of program: 88 minutes; PDF size: 38 pages, 1.3 MB
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