Local Government

UW-Madison Extension offers a wide variety of services and resources to local government officials and residents seeking to get involved in their community. You are always welcome to contact your local Extension Community Development Educator with any questions. Below is a list of Extension and other resources to get you started.

Local Government Resources from Extension

UW-Madison’s Local Government Center provides focus, coordination, and leadership to UW system educational programs supporting local government and expands the research and knowledge base for local government education. The Local Government Center, along with the UW system, is a non-partisan entity.

For more information and a current list of educational offerings, visit: https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/

Election Training & Voter Registration

Election Worker Refresher Training–Stay tuned for updated training for 2022

This Election Inspector Refresher Training was designed to provide election workers with updates relevant to the 2020 Fall Election including information on updated Voter Registration requirements, Absentee Processing, and Health and Safety procedures. Municipal clerks may choose to have election workers view the recorded Zoom training along with a PDF handout of the powerpoint slides, or Municipal Clerks may use the powerpoint to conduct their own training. A survey evaluation is included at the end of the powerpoint material and participants will receive a Certificate of Training Completion after completing the survey. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Melissa Kono at melissa.kono@wisc.edu.

Election Worker Refresher Training Zoom recording

Election Worker Refresher slides handout PDF

Election Worker Refresher Training Powerpoint slides .PPTX

Election Worker 101 Basics Course

This training is designed for municipal clerks for use in training new election inspectors on general election procedures and has been updated to include relevant information for the November 2020 Election. Clerks may provide the pdf handout to election workers to follow along with the Zoom Recording or use the powerpoint to conduct their own training purposes. A survey evaluation is included at the end of the powerpoint material and participants will receive a Certificate of Training Completion after taking the survey. For additional resources and information please contact Melissa Kono at melissa.kono@wisc.edu.

Election Worker Basics Zoom Recording

Election Worker Basics Training Handout PDF

Election Worker Basics Training Powerpoint

Wisconsin Counties Association

The Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) allows counties to share information in order to serve their constituents in the most effective manner possible. WCA provides up to date information, educational opportunities, legislative exchanges, and more. WCA is a non-partisan entity.

Website: www.wicounties.org

Wisconsin League of Municipalities

The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a voluntary non-profit and non-partisan association of cities and villages that acts as an information clearinghouse, lobbying organization, and legal resource for Wisconsin municipalities.

Website: https://www.lwm-info.org/

Interested in learning more about municipalities? 

Check out The Municipality, a publication of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Elected and appointed officials of League municipalities receive a subscription to the Municipality as part of their membership. Other interested stakeholders may subscribe online.

Wisconsin Towns Association

The Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) is a statewide, voluntary, non-profit and non-partisan association of member town and village governments in Wisconsin. WTA’s twin purposes are to support local control of government and to protect the interest of the towns. WTA provides three types of services for its members: legislative lobbying efforts, educational programs, and legal information.

Website: www.wisctowns.com

Center for Land Use Education

The UW Center for Land Use creates learning opportunities for communities to help make sound land use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin.

Website: www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/clue

Waupaca County Town, Village, City Websites

Waupaca County Government Website

Town Websites

Town of CaledoniaWaupacahttp://townofcaledonia.com/
Town of DaytonWaupacahttps://town-dayton.com/
Town of FarmingtonWaupacahttp://www.farmington-waupaca.com/
Town of FremontWaupacahttp://www.townfremont.com/
Town of HarrisonWaupacahttp://townharrison-wpc-wi.org/
Town of HelvetiaWaupacahttp://www.townofhelvetia.com/
Town of LebanonWaupacahttps://townoflebanon.wi.gov/
Town of Little WolfWaupaca
Town of MukwaWaupacahttp://www.mukwa.us
Town of UnionWaupacahttp://townofunionwaupacacounty.com/
Town of WaupacaWaupacahttps://tn.waupaca.wi.gov/page/home

WTA website, 9/17/2020

Village Websites

Village of Big Falls

Village of Embarrass

Village of Fremont

Village of Iola

Village of Ogdensburg

Village of Scandinavia

City Websites

City of Clintonville

City of Manawa

City of Marion

City of New London

City of Waupaca

City of Weyauwega

Questions? Contact Amy Ebert, your local Community Development Educator: amy.ebert@wisc.edu.