News and Notices Winter 2017

Welcome to Yunji Kim

Yunji Kim has started her work with the Local Government Center. She will be providing expertise in local government budgets and finance.
Yunji has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. She will be part of the teaching team at the Town Officials Workshops to be held across the state in May. Welcome, Yunji!

Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconference Series

The Local Government Center is offering the following teleconferences on these issues of interest to local government officials, land use planners, and interested citizens:

Apr. 19, 2017: Case Law and Legislative Update
May 21, 2017: Business Improvement Districts

Each teleconference is 90 minutes long and will be held on the scheduled Wednesday morning starting at 10:30 am. To register online follow the link at or register by phone at(608) 262-0810. Cost of participation (including a PDF of materials) is $20 per teleconference. For additional information on the programs please visit the Center’s website at or call the Local Government Center at (608) 262-9960.

2017 Board of Review Training

The Local Government Center has prepared the 2017 Board of Review Training DVD with the cooperation and guidance of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The video presents a dramatization of a complete two-hour meeting of a Board of Review in the fictional village of Kayso, Wisconsin. The meeting is split into nine scenes. After each scene our panel of experts discusses it and reviews important points about Board of Review procedures. Viewing this video will satisfy the statutory training requirement to conduct a valid Board of Review.
The video will be available for purchase from the Local Government Center in March 2017.

New Look for Print

You may have noticed that brochures from the Local Government Center are taking on a new look. The Center has been working with the UW-Extension’s Environmental Resources Center staff to update the logo and add some other icons to highlight the areas of expertise the Local Government Center offers. The graphic below incorporates the main logo and these icons:
Business Improvement Districts
Deliberative Governance
Effective Meetings
Financial Management
Local Government Center (main logo)
Local Government Law
Open Government
Political Ambitions
Women In Government

New Look for Web

The server that hosted our existing website is at the end of its lifespan. When Tech Services gave us the bad news about our old server going away, they offered the good news that they already had the software, visual format, and know-how to help the Center move to a WordPress site on a new server.

Enter our same URL, and get to the homepage with our most recent teleconference, workshop, and training offerings, other informational posts. Look at the right side of the screen, and find links to the many informational and authoritative resources the LGC staff has developed over its 25-year lifetime.

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