News and Notices Fall 2018

News and Notices Fall 2018

Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies Teleconference Series begins December 2018

The Local Government Center offers the following series of teleconferences on these issues. Attend by phone and learn from your desk.

  • Local Government Regulation of Nonferrous Mining – Unearthing Your Options December 11, 2018
  • Live, Work & Play is Dead: Innovative Ways to Attract, Retain & Engage Talent January 17, 2019
  • Repurposing our Downtowns: Strategies that Work January 31, 2019
  • Farm Economic Trends and their Effects on Local Communities February 28, 2019

Each teleconference is 60 minutes and held on the scheduled day at 10:00 am. Cost to participate (including a PDF of materials) is only $20 per teleconference. For additional information on the programs please visit the Center’s website or call the Local Government Center at 608-262-9960.
Register online at or by telephone at 608-262-0810.

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Daniel Foth Joins Local Government Center

Daniel Foth is the new specialist at the UW-Extension’s Local Government Center.
Daniel’s work will focus on open meetings, public records, effective meetings, board of review, parliamentary procedure and the next generation of local elected officials.
Daniel’s career has focused on municipal, regional, and state governments, with work involving community development, funding, financing, legal, operations, governance and transportation infrastructure.
Welcome, Daniel!

Association Conferences Feature Center’s Political Ambition Research

For the past three years, the Local Government Center has conducted research on why relatively few women run for local elected office. This research includes identifying barriers to running and strategies for recruiting women to run. Jenny Erickson, Melissa Kono, and Victoria Solomon, Community Development Educators and Dan Hill, Local Government Specialist, Retired, presented their findings at the Fall 2018 annual conferences of the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Towns Association.
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