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Agenda and Minutes for County Board and Committee Meetings

It is important for county officials, the public and the media to easily view agendas and meeting minutes. This webinar will focus on topics such as: where are the sources of procedural rules, who is responsible for setting and posting agendas, what are the public notice requirements, information on closed sessions, what is required to […]

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UniverCity Year is Looking for a Local Government Partner for 2019-2022

UniverCity Year is a three-phase partnership between one community in Wisconsin and UW-Madison. The community partner identifies projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise. Faculty from across the university incorporate these projects into their courses, and UniverCity Year staff provide administrative support to ensure a successful collaboration. Partners receive big ideas and feasible recommendations that […]

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News and Notices Spring 2019

News and Notices Spring 2019 We’ve Moved The Local Government Center’s new address is: 702 Langdon Street, Suite 111 Madison, WI  53706 Center email: Website and telephone numbers remain the same (see below). Choice of Two for 2019 Board of Review This year’s Board of Review training offers two choices: 1) How to Conduct […]

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2019 Local Government Essentials Distance Education Series

This year’s programs are Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Part 1 on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Part 1 will cover the basics on issuing and renewing alcohol licenses. Property Tax: The Good the Bad and the Ugly on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Learn […]

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Nine Town Officials Workshops Across the State in May

These in-person workshops for new and continuing town officials include topics like roles and responsibilities, open meetings, town road operations, eithics, and more. For more information, visit our Town Officials Workshop page. For dates, locations, cost and registration form, download the 2019 Town Officials Workshops brochure.

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Considering a Levy Limit Referendum?

Start planning now. Communication is key. For a PDF of this issue brief, click Tips for Levy Limit Referendums by Bradley Hanson, City Administrator/Clerk, City of Mondovi and Yunji Kim, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Planning and Landscape Architecture & Extension Specialist, Local Government Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.

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Women and Running for Local Elected Office

Study reveals women don’t run because they don’t think they’re qualified. The record number of women just sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives gave us images of government made up of lots of women with diverse backgrounds, however the reality in Wisconsin is that women do not run for public office in numbers proportional to the population. […]


2019 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconference Series

These timely audio programs for Wisconsin local government officials, attorneys, land use planners and interested citizens begin on January 9, 2019. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy of […]