News and Notices – Spring 2014

County Officials Workshops in your area May 6 – 20

Learn from the experts about the hows and whys of county government, and get a heads-up on government efficiency initiatives and state and county issues from the experts at the UW-Extension Local Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association. These one-day workshops are appropriate for both new and continuing officials and cover these topics:

  • Roles & Responsibilities of County Board Supervisors
  • The County Budgeting Process
  • The Ins & Outs of Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law
  • Running and Participating in Effective Meetings
  • Wisconsin’s Public Records Law
  • Ethics & Conflicts of Interest
  • Techniques in Civic Engagement
  • State & County Issues Update

These in-person sessions offer you not only the opportunity to meet and talk to the presenters, but to meet and talk to other county officials from your area. The workshop fee is $65.00 ($75.00 for late registration less than 7 days prior to workshop date) and includes instructions, materials, coffee break, lunch, and afternoon snack. For more information visit Registration is through the Wisconsin Counties Association online at or 608-663-7188.

Board of Review 2014 Certified Training available on video

Those of you who have been certified for Board of Review (BOR) before may appreciate a different presentation of the information. The video portrays a board of review hearing. After each segment, a panel reviews and discusses the important points. The video will be shown one day at selected county sites on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

The video is one of several options. The audio only of this presentation will be available as a teleconference (dial in from your own phone) on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:50 pm. The tried-and-true basic BOR training via audio teleconference (dial in from your own phone) is also available for 2014. These will be presented: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:30 am – 12:50 pm Monday, May 5, 2014 10:30 am – 12:50 pm Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:20 pm For even more flexibility, you can purchase either the DVD for continuing or CDs for basic BOR training. To register for or purchase any of these options, follow the link at, or call 608-262-0810. Although the DVD was produced with continuing members in mind, it can also be used to certify first-time BOR members.

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