Local Government 101

“Council meetings make a lot more sense now.”

WI Map 2019 LG101

2020 Dates Announced Soon!

Dates for 2019 below:

May 17 - Eau Claire: Lismore Hotel

May 31 - Madison: Holiday Inn at the American Center -SOLD OUT-

June 21 - Appleton: Red Lion Paper Valley

June 28 - Ashland: Best Western Chequamegon Hotel

September 13 - Waupaca: Par 4 Resort

The League’s 1-day workshop provides a basic framework for governing to both new city and village officials and those who want to brush up on their knowledge of local governance. 

You’ll learn about city and village powers including municipal home rule, hear about how to recognize and avoid conflicts of interest, go home with a quick tutorial on municipal budgeting as well as how to run a meeting and finish with an overview on managing public works projects.  In addition, you’ll have that age-old question answered: “what is a walking quorum anyway?”

Thank you to our sponsors!

League Mutual Insurance

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP


8:30 a.m. Registration (Coffee/Light Breakfast)

9:00 a.m. Welcome 

9:15 a.m. Organization & Powers of Cities and Villages  

10:00 a.m. Recognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest 

11:00 a.m. Budgeting & Financial Oversight 

12:15 p.m. Lunch (included)    

1:00 p.m. Procedures for Local Government Meetings 

2:45 p.m. Managing Public Works Activities 

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Hotel Information

While Local Government 101 is a one-day workshop we have reserved a small block of rooms for over-night stays. Please call the hotel directly by the specified deadline, and reference the League of Wisconsin Municipalities to receive the block rate.  2019 LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101 HOTEL INFORMATION (PDF) 

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