Local Government 101

2020 LG 1010 WI Map

2020 Workshop Locations:

Canceled! - Pewaukee: Holiday Inn Pewaukee West

Canceled! - Eau Claire: Lismore Hotel

Canceled!  - Oshkosh: Best Western Premier Waterfront

June 5 - Madison: Hilton Garden Inn Madison-West/Middleton

June 26 - Oconto Falls: City Administration Building

September 11 - Waupaca: Par 4 Resort

*If needed - Hotel Information (PDF)


Online Registration (Credit Card)

Online Registration (Invoice Request)

Agenda and Registration Form  (PDF - Print and Send)

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?”


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.  2020 LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101 HOTEL INFORMATION (PDF) 

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