Fall Workshops including Budget & Finance Session start September 15

The Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Extensions Local Government Center and Center for Land Use Education, and the Wisconsin of Department of Revenue have teamed up to bring 9 workshops for town and Village officials.  Nine workshops are presented around the state, and  scheduled September 15 through September 30. New clerk or Treasurer? The Finance and […]


Guidance on Grievance Procedure

Several resources are available to help local governments meet the deadline for the new requirement to create an Employee Grievance Policy.  Wisconsin Act 10, also called the Budget Repair Bill, made profound changes to local government relations with their employees.  The effect on union employees is well known from local and national media coverage of […]

Prof. Craig Maher, UW-O

LGC Partner, Craig Maher, Saw Opportunity in Budget Crisis

Professor Craig Maher of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been a frequent collaborator and partner with the Local Government Center.   Recently, Craig and other experts were invited by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Editorial Board to write about how government can be more efficient.  Craig’s editorial, “Out of crisis may come opportunities for change” appeared in […]

farm meets subdivision

Videos Offered of Land Use Seminars

The Wisconsin Towns Association partnered with UW-Extension and DATCP to sponsor nine statewide workshops December 2011 and June 2012 that focused on land use planning and regulation.   The workshops were geared towards town and village board members and plan commissioners.  Other local officials and staff were also welcome to attend.  The Wisconsin Towns Association […]