Chief Executives Workshops

2021 Chief Executives Summer Workshop

August 19 & 20, 2021 (Early arrival reception 5:30pm Aug 18)

Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac
$119/nt & $5/night parking in connected city lot
Group block cut-off date:  July 28, 2021 

$190 Member* Tuition  $220 Non-Member* Tuition $30 Guest** 

*Staff and officials from cities and villages that are currently members of the League and League Business Members may register at member rate.

**The Guest fee only covers both receptions. No other meal is covered by the guest fee. There is no off-site guest tour.

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2022 Chief Executives Winter Workshop

Webinar , February TBD, 2022

Registration fee:  $50.00

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The 2021 agenda is below.  The 2022 agenda and details will be up closer to the event.


1:00PM – 2:00PM       Crisis Leadership; a local perspective

Moderated by Eric Giordano, Ph.D., Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS)

Mayor Dennis McBride, City of Wauwatosa and Aaron Reeves, Hudson City Administrator

Social unrest, protests and mob violence are almost always an unexpected challenge. Hear from two local leaders what they learned…the hard way…about managing during these times of crisis.


2:00PM – 2:15PM       Break


2:15PM – 3:15PM       Alternative Revenue Sources 

Moderated by Curt Witynski, Deputy Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Mayor Mike Palm, will discuss Baraboo’s recent adoption of a Local Vehicle Registration Fee and a Street Light Fee. 

Russ Van Gompel, Oshkosh Finance Director, and Jeff Mazanec of raSmith will discuss Oshkosh’s consideration of a Transportation Utility Fee.

Transportation Utility Fee Consideration in Oshkosh by Jeff Mazanec, raSmith


3:15PM – 3:30PM       Break


3:30PM – 4:30PM       Tips for high-performing legislative bodies

Moderated by Todd Schmidt, City Administrator, Waunakee
Mike Golat, Altoona City Administrator/Treasurer and Kevin Lahner, Waukesha City Administrator

The best path toward an effective board or council starts with a good onboarding process. We’ll talk about some successful strategies and League resources to help your local legislators become good policymakers.

Onboarding in Altoona by Mike Golat, Altoona City Administrator/Treasurer

Creating a Functional Council-Manager Team by Kevin Lahner, Waukesha City Administrator 

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