Local Government 101

2020 Webinar Offerings:

$70-All online & may attend any LG 101 Webinar(s)

May 15 Webinar 

May 29 Webinar 

June 5 Webinar 

June 26 - Webinar

Participants who opt for the online webinar version have the option to take the course all in one day or mix and match the four different modules during any of our offered webinar dates over a 12 month period following their registration. In addition to the online training, participants will have the option of receiving a hard copy workbook or a USB version.  The cost of the program is $70 per person.

(More dates to follow)

Link to Webinar Registration
(Credit Card Required)

2020 Workshop Locations:

$100-All in person at the facilities below:

September 11 - Waupaca: Par 4 Resort
Workshop Registration (Credit Card Required)

*If needed - Hotel Information (PDF)

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?”

New for 2020 the League is offering this course in Webinar format. Participants who opt for the online webinar version have the option to take the course all in one day or mix and match the four different modules during any of our offered webinar dates over a 12 month period following their registration. 

Agenda for Webinar Format:

Module 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Welcome, Organization & Powers of Cities and Villages, and Recognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Module 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Budgeting & Financial Oversight

Module 3: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Procedures for Local Government Meetings

Module 4: 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Managing Public Works Activities

Agenda for Workshop  Locations

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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