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Recruiting the Next Generation of Local Elected Officials

This article, Recruiting the Next Generation of Local Elected Officials appears in the November 2018 issue of The Municipality.The authors are Jennifer Erickson, Jennifer Erickson, Melissa Kono, and Victoria Solomon, UW-Extension Community Development Educators and Dan Hill, UW-Extension Local Government Specialist, Retired. The article on page 12 builds on research begun in 2016 and discusses […]

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2018-2019 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies

Teleconferences from December 2018 through February 2019 Hear experts discuss current issues of concern to local government officials in Wisconsin–recruiting and retaining talent, nonferrous mining, downtowns, and farm economic trends. Each program is moderated by UW-Extension’s Local Government staff. There will be time for questions. All programs are from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Local […]

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Wisconsin Attorney General Issues Opinion on Public Records Fees

Wisconsin’s Attorney General issued an advisory opinion on August 8, 2018 on charging fees under the Wisconsin Public Records Law. The opinion is linked here: Attorney General’s Advisory Opinion on Public Records Fees. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities has a summary of the opinion in their latest issue of Capitol Buzz, August 9, 2018. For […]

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Local Government Fiscal Stress in Wisconsin in The Municipality, August 2018

Local Government Fiscal Stress in Wisconsin, published in the August 2018 issue of The Municipality, is the follow-up to Yunji Kim’s article Local Governments and Fiscal Stress (July 2018 The Municipality). In this second article Ms. Kim focuses on what drives fiscal stress and how local governments have responded in Wisconsin. The article begins on […]

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Fall Town and Village Workshops Around the State in September

Fall Town and Village Workshops including Budget and Finance will be presented in nine locations across the state in September. Designed for town and village board chairs and presidents, members and trustees, town and village clerks and clerk-treasurers, topics will include budget preparation, road maintenance, right-of-way safety, DOR updates and forms, legislative update, collecting personal […]

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Articles by Yunji Kim and Chuck Law are in The Municipality, July 2018

These two articles by Local Government Center specialists were published in the July 2018 issue of The Municipality. Local Governments and Fiscal Stress by Yunji Kim, Local Government Specialist, is on page 9. An Examination of Wisconsin BIDs by Chuck Law, Community Planning and Design Specialist and Local Government Center Director and Beth Richmond, Planner, […]

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Wisconsin Town Law Conference August 10, 2018

The Town Law Conference for attorneys and officials representing Wisconsin towns. Register Online Date and Location Friday, August 10, 2018 University of Wisconsin Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI  53706 Schedule 8:30 am – 9:00 am  Registration 9:00 am -10:30 am  State and Federal Court Relief from Licensing and Permit Decisions 10:30 am – […]