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UniverCity Alliance seeking a Local Government Partner for its next UniverCity Year

How does a local government partnership with UniverCity Alliance (UCA) work? First, UCA matches the local government’s top priorities with courses taught by UW-Madison faculty Second, students in these courses work on the issues and questions over the course of the school year Lastly, the local government partner receives research, reports, designs, solutions and new […]


Job Opening: Local Government Education Outreach Programmer

The UW-Extension Local Government Center has a job opening for a Local Government Education Outreach Programmer. For information regarding duties and job functions; qualifications, working conditions; preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities; benefits and salary, and how to apply, visit the UW-Extension Job Openings page.


Free Webinar: Community and Land Use Impacts from Climate Change

This free webinar is offered by eXtension’s Community of Practice: Community Planning and Zoning.Community and Land Use Impacts from Climate Change Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12:00 noon CDT for one hour A panel of speakers from 3 different states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) will discuss how communities’ land use decisions can impact and respond […]

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Encouraging Women to Run for Local Elected Office

Jennifer Erickson, Dan Hill, and Victoria Solomon have built on research begun in 2016. They just presented, “Leadership in Local Government: Encouraging Women to Run for Local Elected Office” at the UW Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium’s 41st Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference, April 12-14, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. Their new research, based on […]

Listen Learn Lead at the 2018 County Officials Workshops

Registration Open for County Officials Workshops in May 2018

This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity for both newly-elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn more about their roles and responsibilities. Learn about best practices and avoiding the pitfalls of governance, and meet other county officials from your part of the state. View the County Officials Workshops brochure for dates, locations, […]


New Podcast Series: Local Government Matters

You might be interested in a new podcast series that focuses on local government in Wisconsin, “Local Government Matters.” It’s presented by the Wheeler Report.  Listen to the second episode of “Local Government Matters” where Jerry Deschane of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Mark O’Connell of the Wisconsin Counties Association discuss Dark Stores and how they […]