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
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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