Previous Local Government Center Programs for Purchase from 2019

Programs from 2019

Repurposing our Downtowns: Strategies that Work - 1/31/2019

Repurposing our Downtowns: Strategies that Work
Downtowns in Wisconsin, both big and small, continue to experience significant change in their customers and competition. With the emergence of shopping centers in the ‘70s, large format stores in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and now the Internet coupled with brick and mortar stores, businesses are reaching new customers in new ways. Beyond traditional retail are emerging many unique businesses that contribute to downtown’s evolving purpose. But identifying the key market segments, finding the right business mix, creating an authentic niche, and use of technology require a solid market analysis. Working with UW-Extension, a community-led research project applies the data and insight from the University, with the experience of local leaders to develop a community-led market analysis. This market analysis becomes a roadmap for the community to properly manage the direction of its downtown.
Presented by Bill Ryan, UW-Extension Community Business Development Specialist; Sharon Lezburg and Victoria Solomon, UW-Extension Community Development Educators
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960.

Live, Work & Play is Dead: Innovative Ways to Attract, Retain & Engage Talent - 1/17/2019

Live, Work & Play is Dead: Innovative Ways to Attract, Retain & Engage Talent – 1/17/2019
Local governments need to be savvy and intentional about how they connect with the next generation. This presenter will cover ten ways to engage Millennials and Gen Z including successful talent attraction case studies and strategies to create connection in communities. His philosophy for community engagement starts with–change everything and then create solutions that empower constituents to create the communities they envision.
Presented by Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder and Chief Idea Officer at NEWaukee
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-996.

Keeping Up with Changes in Wisconsin’s Planning and Zoning Enabling Laws - 1/9/2019

Keeping Up with Changes in Wisconsin’s Planning and Zoning Enabling Laws – 1/9/2019
Over the past several years, Wisconsin’s legislature has enacted numerous laws impacting local planning and zoning. The laws address a variety of local land use practices including conditional use permits; nonconforming uses, structures and lots; vested rights; moratoria; development-related fees and more. This program summarizes those laws so local governments can review their ordinances and practices to insure they have not missed any of the changes and comply with the new laws.
Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison/UW-Extension
Recorded program available for $35.  To order call the Local Government Center office, 608-262-9961 or 608-262-9960.


If you would like to order a USB thumb drive with the program and materials for $35.00 please contact our office.

 

Local Government Center
Phone: 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961
Email: lgc@uwex.edu
610 Langdon Street, Room 229 Lowell Center
Madison, WI 53703