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.
Register to Be a Member of the Local Government Leadership Academy Class of 2021!
Registration for the 2021 Wisconsin Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA) is now open! Join local government leaders from across the state in honing your leadership skills and strengthening your network. Register by December 1st, virtual classes kick off January 21st.
For full details: https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/2020/11/09/lgla/.
To register: https://bit.ly/LGLA2021
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.
Programs for Summer/Fall 2020 include(d): Board Review Training & COVID-19 Impacts, Election Training, Voter Registration Assistance, Clean Groundwater and Well Water in Rural and Suburban Wisconsin Communities, Part 2, Run For It (run for office), Adjusting Your Allowable Levy Limit, 2020 Town & Village Workshops Series, County Board Restructuring Webinar
For more information and a current list of educational offerings, visit: https://lgc.uwex.edu/
Election Worker Refresher Training–Updates for the 2020 Election
Election Worker 101 Basics Course
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UW Center for Land Use creates learning opportunities for communities to help make sound land use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin.
|Town of Caledonia||Waupaca||http://townofcaledonia.com/|
|Town of Dayton||Waupaca||https://town-dayton.com/|
|Town of Farmington||Waupaca||http://www.farmington-waupaca.com/|
|Town of Fremont||Waupaca||http://www.townfremont.com/|
|Town of Harrison||Waupaca||http://townharrison-wpc-wi.org/|
|Town of Helvetia||Waupaca||http://www.townofhelvetia.com/|
|Town of Lebanon||Waupaca||http://townoflebanon.net/|
|Town of Little Wolf||Waupaca||http://www.townoflittlewolf.com/|
|Town of Mukwa||Waupaca||http://www.mukwa.us|
|Town of Union||Waupaca||http://townofunionwaupacacounty.com/|
|Town of Waupaca||Waupaca||https://tn.waupaca.wi.gov/page/home|
WTA website, 9/17/2020
Village of Embarrass
Village of Ogdensburg
Questions? Contact Jessica Beckendorf, your local Community Development Educator: firstname.lastname@example.org.