1. Officers FAQ 1

    Are elected municipal officials eligible for unemployment insurance benefits?

  2. Officers FAQ 2

    What is the validity of past actions taken by an officer when irregularities in the officer's election or appointment are subsequently discovered or alleged?

  3. Officers FAQ 3

    Is a citizen member of a municipally created committee or commission a “public officer” for purposes of Wis. Stat. sec. 895.46, which requires a municipality to indemnify or pay any judgment for damages and costs entered against a “public officer” for acts performed within the officer’s scope of employment?

  4. Officers FAQ 4

    What is the effect of a mayoral veto when the common council action being vetoed is negative in nature? For example, what is the effect of the mayor vetoing a council's denial of a liquor license or a council decision against adopting a particular ordinance?

  5. Officers FAQ 5

    How does a city or village change the term for members of the governing body?

  6. Officers FAQ 6

    Is a village president a chief executive officer under state law?

  7. Officers FAQ 7

    How many Wisconsin cities elect their city attorney?

  8. Officers FAQ 8

    What factors distinguish a municipal officer from a municipal employee and what are some implications of the distinction?

  9. Officers FAQ 9

    How does a city council or village board remove an elected or appointed officer from office in Wisconsin?

  10. Officers FAQ 10

    What is a de facto officer?

  11. Officers FAQ 11

    What rights or authority does an ex officio member of a governmental body have?

  12. Officers FAQ 12

    How does a city or village change the method of selecting a municipal officer such as clerk, treasurer, etc. from election to appointment?

  13. Officers FAQ 13

    Does a city or village have to follow a particular procedure to consolidate two statutory municipal offices (e.g., clerk and treasurer)?