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You can benefit from the Local Government Center’s knowledge base by attending instruction in person (workshops) and teleconferences. Recorded versions of the  teleconferences are also available for sale in the form of audiostreams (digital audio file plus pdf). Live attendance for each teleconference is $20. An electronic file (PDF) of the materials will be emailed with the connection information. Live attendance plus a hard copy of the materials is $35.00.

To register online look for the link in the program description or call 608-262-0810.
Please remember to use an email address that comes directly to you when registering for the Local Government Center’s programs to make sure you receive all of the necessary information.

Upcoming Local Government Programs

Upcoming programs for the 2018 series 2018 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning (LLUPAZ).  

Case Law and Legislative Update (02/14/2018)

Case Law and Legislative Update (02/14/2018)
10:30 am – 12 noon /
*This is a TELECONFERENCE
Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions and legislation from the past year affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin including conditional use permits, nonconforming lots, and more.
Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison/Extension
To register online go to https://goo.gl/2d8NEf or call 608-262-0810.

Tax Increment Financing: Evaluating Proposals to Ensure the Best Deal for the Community (03/14/2018)

Tax Increment Financing: Evaluating Proposals to Ensure the Best Deal for the Community (03/14/2018)
10:30 am – 12 noon /
*This is a TELECONFERENCE
Tax increment financing is an important planning tool used by many communities in Wisconsin. This program will review how local governments use tax increment financing and explore how communities can evaluate proposals for the use of tax increment financing to ensure they are getting the best deal for the community.
Presenters: Daniel Lindstrom, AICP, Planning & Community Development Manager, Vierbicher Associates, Inc.
To register online go to https://goo.gl/wYb8Kf or call 608-262-0810.

Planning for Natural Hazards: Floodplain Zoning (04/11/2018)

Planning for Natural Hazards: Floodplain Zoning (04/11/2018)
10:30 am – 12 noon /
*This is a TELECONFERENCE
The National Flood Insurance Program and Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management Program aim to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. We will discuss how floodplain management is implemented in Wisconsin and how the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management aids communities in flood disasters.
Presented by Michelle J. Staff, CFM, DNR Floodplain Policy Coordinator; Katie Sommers, CFM, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Wisconsin Emergency Management
To register online go to https://goo.gl/4cWsrJ or call 608-262-0810.

Dealing with Conflict in Local Land Use Decision-Making (05/09/2018)

Dealing with Conflict in Local Land Use Decision-Making (05/09/2018)
10:30 am – 12 noon /
*This is a TELECONFERENCE
Although land use planning is often accompanied by conflict, effective, proactive communication between local planning officials and the public can go a long way to minimize conflict. It can also inform the planning process by ensuring that the interests, concerns, and values of the public and other community stakeholders are understood by planners and considered when planning decisions are made. This session will describe several public participation strategies and techniques that support an inclusive and civil planning process.
Presented by: Bill Rizzo, Professor, UW-Extension (retired)
To register online go to https://goo.gl/z37HY9 or call 608-262-0810.

 

Upcoming programs for the 2018 series 2018 Local Government Essentials (LGE)

The University of Wisconsin – Extension Local Government Center is hosting a three part educational series titled “Local Government Essentials” in partnership with the Wisconsin Towns Association, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association. These programs will cover the some of the fundamental elements of local governance in Wisconsin. Each of the following programs will provide ample opportunity for participant questions and comments:

*In response to feedback from your evaluations (yes we do read them) we are offering two of our programs as Webinars. You will need Internet connection to view the Webinars, although there is an alternate phone line to participate with audio only. If you have questions, please contact our office. 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960.  Details and connection information will be sent to those that register.

Cost to Participate
$25. Participate during the live program. The connection information and reference materials (PDF) will be sent by email.
$40. Participate during the live program plus hard copy of reference materials. Please register early to allow one week for U.S. Postal Service delivery.

How to Run the Annual Town Meeting (03/06/2018)

How to Run the Annual Town Meeting (03/06/2018)
9:30 am – 12 noon / *This is a TELECONFERENCE 

Every year Wisconsin Towns are required by law to convene a meeting of its electors. Learn the statutory requirements and best practices required for running a successful annual town meeting.
Presented by Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association.
To register online go to https://goo.gl/KwrxXP or call 608-262-0810.

Local Government Fiscal Stress: Drivers and Responses (04/12/2018)

Local Government Fiscal Stress: Drivers and Responses (04/12/2018)
10:00 am – 12 noon / *This is a TELECONFERENCE or WEBINAR and requires Internet connection for the WEBINAR

Local governments are increasingly challenged with fiscal and budgetary issues. Learn about the drivers of local government fiscal stress and potential local responses based on national research and insights from focus groups with Wisconsin local officials.
Presented by Yunji Kim, Local Government Budget and Finance Specialist, UW-Extension’s Local Government Center / Assistant Professor, Dept. of Planning and Landscape Architecture UW-Madison
To register online go to https://goo.gl/zr1vLn or call 608-262-0810.

Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing (05/08/2018)

Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing (05/08/2018)
9:30 am – 12 noon / *This is a TELECONFERENCE or WEBINAR and requires Internet connection for the WEBINAR

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 Atty. Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association, Atty. Claire Silverman, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and Tom Ourada, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue.
To register online go to https://goo.gl/CUWAe3 or call 608-262-0810.

Previous Programs

Previous Local Government Center Programs Available for Purchase

 

To order past programs, available as a streaming audio:
Learning Store
1-877-947-7827
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday

 

The streaming audios are not downloadable.

To order past programs, available on USB drive:

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.

For questions or assistance with program information:

 

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

 

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We have a limited quantity of our recently updated and published Wisconsin Statute Book.
The ‘2015-2016 Wisconsin Statutes – Chapter 60 – Towns‘ updated in April 2017 is available to purchase on a first come-first serve basis.
Cost: $30.00 (includes shipping)
To order call 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960 and Katy or Eileen will gladly assist you with your order.
If you prefer to write a check and mail in your order, you may download an order form.  Download Order Form