Local Government Essentials Teleconference Series 2018

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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:

2018 Topics, March – May 2018

How to Run the Annual Town Meeting Tuesday March 6, 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.
Register online for this topic.  To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Local Government Fiscal Stress: Drivers and Responses Thursday, April 12, 2-018, 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
Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Tuesday, May 8, 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.
Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

*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.

For more complete information, download the 2018 Local Government Essentials brochure
To register by phone call 608-262-0810.