Local Government

Local Government Education

  • Local Government and Finance Education -Each Fall, UW-Extension’s Local Government Center puts on  local finance workshops for town and village officials. 

The Local Government Center’s WisLine Distance Education series can be found on the LGC website at: http://lgc.uwex.edu//WisLines/index.html
Wisline Series Topics include:
      –Conducting Local Elections
      –Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials
      –Local Land Use Planning, and Zoning
      — Board of Review Training

 Local Government News from UW-Extension’s “Local Call” blog

  • Spanish Language Factsheets Available
    A Spanish language fact sheet on Wisconsin’s Public Records Law , or Ley de Registros Publicos,  became the most recent effort by the Local Government Center’s effort to inform on important local government laws and issues, as well as reach out to Wisconsin’s Spanish speaking residents. The Spanish language fact sheet joins the Open Meetings Law  (Ley de […] […]
  • Be Sure Your Local Government Complies with Act 10’s Grievance Procedure Statute
    Since October 2011, all local government units are required to have a “grievance procedure that addresses employee terminations.”  Wis. Stat. §  66.0509(1m), requires that this procedure be a written document and that it address discipline and workplace safety issues as well as employee terminations. A Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision from December 2013, […]
  • Charging Fees for Public Record Requests of Electronic Records
    Providing the public with information is an essential function of local government. But complying with public records requests take time and money. To provide some balance to this conundrum, the Wisconsin Public Records Law allows an authority to charge certain fees for complying with a records request. An authority may impose a fee for the […]


Other Local Government Links
Wisconsin Counties Association
Wisconsin Towns Association
League of Wisconsin Municipalities

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