About the Urban Alliance

The League’s Board of Directors created the Urban Alliance (UA) at the request of the League’s larger municipalities when the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities ceased operations on January 1, 2011.  The UA provides chief executives and finance directors from larger municipalities with a forum to discuss and advocate on issues of concern to large urban areas.  The UA focuses on public policy evaluation and development, public education and legislative advocacy.

The UA is a component of the League and operates under the oversight and direction of the League’s Board of Directors. The UA’s president and vice president serve on the League’s Board of Directors.  League staff provides support services to the UA.

All League members with a population of 10,000 or more, plus all former members of the Alliance of Cities, are eligible to join. 

The UA maintains a regular quarterly meeting schedule with meetings in January, May, July and September. 

The annual fee is 10% of a municipality’s annual League dues.  The fee revenue is used to pay for meeting costs, consulting services, research, and legislative advocacy efforts. 


July 28, 2017 -- Blue Harbor Inn, Sheboygan


10:00 a.m. Finance Directors Meet

12:00 p.m. Lunch for Finance Directors & Mayors

1:15 p.m. Mayors Meet

3:00 p.m. Mayor Vandersteen leads a tour of Sheboygan Economic Development Sites

Current Officers

  • Mayor Justin Nickels, Manitowoc
  • Mayor John Dickert, Racine                                                                                                            Vice-President