News and Notices – Spring 2013

Town Officials Workshops Will Soon Hit the Road

The Town Officials Workshop 2013 is coming to eleven locations around Wisconsin. Beginning April 30, 2013, The Wisconsin Towns Association, the UW Transportation Information Center and the L o c al Government Center are teaming up again to bring information and training on town government. These one-day workshops have programming for newly elected town officials and for continuing officials. Topics include Civility, Open Meetings, Road Building, both basic and advanced, Revenue Alternatives and more. Register through the Wisconsin Towns Association by calling (715) 526-3157. A detailed brochure is available at your local UW-Extension office or at the Local Government Center website:

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Cable
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Minocqua
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013 Wabeno
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013 DeForest
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Richland Center
  • Thursday, May 9, 2013 Tomah
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Stevens Point
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Green Bay
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 Brookfield
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Rice Lake
  • Thursday, May 30, 2013 Eau Claire

Now Appearing on DVD– the Open Meeting Law

Lights! Camera! Action! See a clerk avert the danger of an illegal meeting–in cyberspace. Enter a world where two committees meet at the same time, on the same screen, and do the right thing under the law. Just released on DVD and available at your local County UW Extension office is the Local Government Center’s first instructional video on CD: “The Open Meeting Law.” The DVD covers the Open Meeting Law with instruction and vignettes enacting important points about the law. These are just some of the stories and topics covered in this ten chapter video. Watch it all at once, or sample it in parts, as your schedule allows.

Meet Your Certification Requirement When Board of Review Training Returns

Board of Review WisLine Training is coming again in April and May 2013 from UW-Extension Local Government Center. This time it will arrive wherever you want to learn. You will no longer have to attend at a WisLine site, but can listen in your office, home or wherever you have access to a telephone. When you register you will receive an email that will include program materials in PDF format, a toll free number and a passcode to join the program. For an additional fee, printed materials can be sent to you through the mail. The program is part of the Local Government Essentials WisLine Series. You can register online or by phone at (608) 262-0810 for any one of four WisLine broadcasts. The WisLine program includes recorded lectures, demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions with our expert presenters. The program will satisfy the Department of Revenue certified training requirement for Board of Review. The WisLine is scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
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