News and Notices Summer 2017

Fall Town and Village Workshops

These one-day workshops return to nine locations this September 6 through 29. Experts from the Wisconsin Towns Association, UW-Transportation Information Center, the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue and the UW-Extension Local Government Center present topics of interest to town and village officials. Two sessions run concurrently; one general and one for clerks and clerk-treasurers. Topics include:

  • winter road maintenance
  • agendas and minutes
  • clerk-treasurer duties and budget basics
  • levy limit and other DOR forms
  • public hearing strategies
  • legislative update from Wisconsin Towns Association
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue update
  • question-and-answer session with expert panel

Registration is through the Wisconsin Towns Association. The fee of $65 includes instruction, materials, lunch, and breaks. Late registration (received less than one week before workshop) is $75. To register, print brochure at, complete the form, and mail it to the Wisconsin Towns Association.
These workshops offer not only useful information, but the chance to compare notes with officials from other communities, to ask questions of the experts, and to benefit from the questions asked by other local officials. Join us!

Locations and Dates

  • Wed., Sept. 6: Cable-Lakewoods Resort & Hotel
  • Thurs., Sept. 7: Minocqua-AmericInn/Reulands
  • Fri., Sept. 8: Wabeno-Potawatomi Carter Hotel
  • Tues., Sept. 12: Green Bay-The Meadows Conference Ctr.
  • Wed., Sept. 13: Stevens Point-Holiday Inn Convention Ctr.
  • Thurs., Sept. 14: Ripon-Royal Ridges Conference Ctr.
  • Wed., Sept. 27: Eau Claire-Florian Gardens Conference Ctr.
  • Thurs., Sept. 28: Warrens-Three Bears Resort
  • Fri., Sept. 29: Mineral Point-Quality Inn

Local Government Fiscal Stress Research

Yunji Kim, new Local Government Center Specialist, is a co-principal investigator of a research project titled, “State Policy and Local Fiscal Stress: Implications for Rural Government.” The research is supported by a three-year research grant from the USDA and will create the first 50-state assessment of local governments’ responses to the Great Recession and the role of state policy on local government fiscal stress. The research will contribute to theory and practical understanding of how local governments maintain infrastructure and service delivery while meeting the challenges of fiscal stress.

In addition to presenting on this topic at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management conference September 28-30 in Washington DC and at the International City/County Management Association conference in San Antonio October 22-25, Yunji will also be presenting Budgeting 101 at the Wisconsin Counties Association’s annual conference on Sepember 26, 2017.

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