Local Government Essentials Series

2019 Topics, April – May 2019

These programs have already taken place.
The programs cover some of the essential elements of local governance in Wisconsin. Programs are moderated by UW-Extension’s Local Government staff.

To purchase a recorded copy of a program from a previous Local Government Essential series, please visit our Register/Purchase page.

The Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing program was presented in two parts this year.  Part 1 covers more of the basics.  Part 2 is for officials who seek more information on current laws and issues.

Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Part 1: Monday, April 29, 2019, 10 am – 12:00 noon (Webinar)
Under state law, Wisconsin municipalities issue and renew alcohol licenses.  New municipal clerks and others looking for a refresher on the basics of alcohol licensing will benefit most from this session.  Covered in the program; different types of licenses, license qualifications, notice requirements and other statutory requirements as your municipality prepares for the upcoming license renewal period.
Presented by: Carol Nawrocki, Attorney, Wisconsin Towns Association; Claire Silverman; Legal Counsel League of Wisconsin Municipalities; Tom Ourada: Revenue Tax Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
This teleconference has already taken place. To purchase a recorded version, visit our Previous Programs from 2019.

Property Tax: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:30 am — 12:00 noon (Webinar)
The property tax is the most important own-source revenue for local government. In this program you will learn about the strengths and limitations of the property tax based on national research and the challenges specific to Wisconsin local governments from a city administrator with work experience in four (4) states.
Presented by: Yunji Kim,Local Government Budget and Finance Specialist, UW-Madison Extension, Local Government Center; Bradley J. Hanson, City of Mondovi, Administrator/Clerk
This teleconference has already taken place. To purchase a recorded version, visit our Previous Programs from 2019.

Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Part 2: Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:00 am — 12:00 noon (Webinar)
Part 2 of of this topic is intended for new and continuing officials who want to stay up-to-date with recent law changes, current issues, and Wisconsin Department of Revenue resources related to alcohol licensing. Tom Ourada will cover recent legal updates and legislative changes.
Presented by: Tom Ourada: Revenue Tax Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Revenue; Jason Lee, Excise Tax Agent, Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Unit
This teleconference has already taken place. To purchase a recorded version, visit our Previous Programs from 2019.

Cost to Participate
$20. Participate during the live program. The connection information and reference materials (PDF) will be sent by email.
$35. Participate during the live program plus hard copy of reference materials. Please register early to allow one week for U.S. Postal Service delivery.
$35. Recorded program available on USB thumb drive.  Includes recorded program, electronic PDF file of the corresponding materials and shipping/handling.

For more complete information, download the 2019 Local Government Essentials brochure.

Recorded Versions

For information on purchasing previously recorded programs:
Programs from 2018 – click here
Programs from 2017 – click here.
Programs from 2016 – click here.
Programs from 2015 – click here.
Programs 2014 and earlier – click here.
To order past programs call 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960.

Archived Materials

 

Local Government Center
Phone: 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961
Email: lgc@extension.wisc.edu
702 Langdon Street, Room 111 Pyle Center
Madison, WI 53706