Oct. 24 - Detailed Agenda & Presentations

7:00 a.m.                7th Annual WEA Trust/League Walk/Run

8:00 a.m.                Breakfast & Registration Continues

9:00 a.m.                Concurrent Workshops

Practical Strategies for Dealing with More Frequent Severe Rain and Flooding Events, Dr. Shane Hubbard, Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Janet Schmidt, Principal Engineer-Stormwater, City of Madison           

Levy Limit Strategies, Greg Johnson, Senior Municipal Advisor, and Brian Roemer, Municipal Advisor, Ehlers, Inc. 

Not with My Tax Dollars! Ethics of Budgeting, Dr. Michael Gillette, Ethics Expert

Liquor Licensing, Adam Stephens, Milwaukee Deputy City Attorney, City of Milwaukee 

The Importance of Sanitary Sewer Management Programs; Presenter: Taryn Nall, Project Manager, Ruekert-Mielke; Moderator: Josh Radomski

10:15 a.m.             Break

10:30 a.m.             Concurrent Workshops 

PFAS 101, Paul Kent, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum, LLP, Lawrie Kobza, Attorney, Boardman & Clark, LLP                                

Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud, Mary O'Connor, Partner, Sikich LLP

Stormwater Mitigation Utilizing Suspended Pavement, Albert Key, Vice President, DeepRoot; Moderator: Greg Lee, Engineer/Director of Public Works, City of Dodgeville 

Current Issues in Land Use Regulation, Brian Ohm, Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joe Wirth, Partner, Piper, Schmidt & Wirth

Not with My Tax Dollars! Ethics of Budgeting, Dr. Michael Gillette, Ethics Expert (repeat session)

11:45 a.m.             Lunch

1:30 p.m.               Concurrent Workshops

 Working with and Utilizing Your Municipal Attorney, Remzy Bitar, Attorney, Municipal Law & Litigation Group SC                                

Rethinking Special Assessments:  New Ways to Pay for Street Improvements, James Walsh, City Attorney, City of Appleton, James Godlewski, City Attorney, City of Neenah, Lynn Lorenson, City Attorney, City of Oshkosh

How Not to Be an Ethics Case Study, Dr. Michael Gillette, Ethics Expert

Public Records, Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, Maria Davis, Assistant Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Compact Roundabouts / EVP’s / Traffic Calming Ideas; Ben Wilkinson, PE Team Leader, Chad Wagner, Project Engineer, MSA Professional Services; Moderator: Matt Lindstrom, Public Works Operations Manager, City of Elkhorn

2:00 p.m.               Break 

2:45 p.m.               Concurrent Workshops

Small Community Roundtable, Moderator: Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Large Community Roundtable, Moderator: Zach Vruwink, Mayor, City of Wisconsin Rapids

Legislative Update, Curt Witynski, Deputy Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

 TIF: The "But For" Test - Prove It! Frank Roman, Economic Development Advisor, Jonathan Schatz, Financial Specialist, Ehlers, Inc.        

Rethinking GIS: Informed Planning, Deeper Insights;  Ryan Eckdale-Dudley, GIS Team Leader, Symbiont, Alex Sukupcak, GIS Analyst, Symbiont, Eric Hackert, Water Recycling Center Superintendent, City of Cedarburg; Moderator: Rick Schmidt, Director of Public Works, City of Nekoosa  

4:15 p.m.               Break 

4:30 p.m.               WEA Trust Local Spark Awards and Arts Wisconsin “Arts in the Community” Award presentation, both co-sponsored by the League

 5:00 p.m.              
Networking Reception, Sponsored by ConvergeOne