Chief Executives Workshop

2016 Chief Executives Workshop
August 24-26
Lake Lawn Resort
2400 East Geneva Street
Delavan, WI 5311
Phone: 800-338-5253

Check out the Facebook Photo Album from this year's Workshop. 

Your attendance at the Chief Executive Workshop is a smart investment in you and your municipality. Thank you for attending! 

Wednesday, August 24

5:30 p.m.           Welcoming Reception - Sponsored by EMC Insurance Companies 

Thursday, August 25

8:30 a.m.          Registration, coffee and rolls

9:00 a.m.          Innovative Service Delivery in a Time of Constrained Resources --Russ Van Gompel & Rick Hermus, IPR/McMahon

10:00 a.m.          An Update on the WRS and Local Government Investment Trust --Michael Williamson, Chief Executive, State of Wisconsin Investment Board (Invited)

10:45 a.m.           Break

11:00 a.m.           First Annual State of Wisconsin Cities and Villages Report -- (Commissioned by the League and sponsored by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance) Todd Berry, Ph.D, Director, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

12:00 p.m.          Networking Lunch Sponsored by WEA Trust

1:15 p.m.            Innovations in Monona: A City Radio Station, Solar Power & More --Mayor Bob Miller, Monona

1:45 p.m.             Oak Creek’s Path to Economic Revitalization --City Administrator Jerry Peterson, Oak Creek

2:15 p.m.             Break Sponsored by IPR

2:30 p.m.        
Just Fix It WI – the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation Funding -- Craig Thompson, Executive Director, Transportation Development Assoc. of Wisconsin

3:30 p.m.             Small Communities Idea Jam --Discussion Leader: Village President George Peterson, Rothschild

                             Large Communities Idea Jam --Discussion Leader: Mayor Justin Nickels, Manitowoc

5:30 p.m.             Evening Reception Sponsored by SEH

Friday, August 26

7:30 a.m.             Women’s Executive Leadership Breakfast Roundtable – Why Don’t More Women Run for OfficeSponsored by Instructional Communications Systems (ICS)  (Open to all workshop attendees.  Please register in advance.) --Jenny Erickson, Sauk County UWEX Community Development Educator, Dan Hill, UW-Extension Local Government Specialist, Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator UW-Extension Green County   

8:30 a.m.             Coffee and Rolls                 

9:00 a.m.           Communicating with your Police Chief about Community Policing in the 21st Century -- Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson

10:00 a.m.           Break

10:15 a.m.           How Michigan’s Financial and Emergency Management Policies Helped Cause Flint --Anthony J. Minghine Associate Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

11:00 a.m.           Legislative Update and a Look Ahead to the Next Session (Live Webinar for all League Lobby Team Members.) --Curt Witynski, Assistant Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Gail Sumi, League Member Engagement and Communications Director, Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities & Steve Lyons, Husch Blackwell LLP

12:00 p.m.          Adjourn

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