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.

Election Training

Election Worker Refresher Training–Updates for the 2020 Election

Extension’s Local Government Education division is offering a couple of training materials that clerks may use in training election workers.

The trainings include ‘Election Worker Refresher for the 2020 Election’ and ‘Election Worker Basics Course’.

Follow the link to Extension’s Local Government Education division website:


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.

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/ 

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: www.lwrn-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 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 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 Jessica Beckendorf, your local Community Development Educator: jessica.beckendorf@wisc.edu

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