The League's E-Muni is the electronic supplement to the League's print magazine, the Municipality.
It provides you with additional resources & quick links that you can use in your municipality. 
Wisconsin's Small Cities & Villages 
August E-Muni
 Register for the League's Annual Conference
Early Bird through Sept. 7
The 2016 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages 
August, the Municipality, pg. 6

We are releasing the League's 1st Annual report on the State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages at 11:00 this morning, Aug. 25 when Todd Berry, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance presents his findings to the League's Chief Executive Workshop.  

You can read the full report and all of the media coverage on our website here

Catch Jerry Deschane, the League's Executive Director on Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio this afternoon at 3:00.  The interview will also be archived and posted to our website.   

Additional coverage includes a WisconsinEye Newsmaker interview, and interviews by the Wheeler Report and Wispolitics.  

The League's  report page on our website  will be updated frequently with additional coverage.  Please check back. 
"The Local Perspective" New League Public Access Show
The League is proud to partner w ith Wisconsin Community Media  (WCA) on a new 1/2 hour public access TV show.  Each month's show will be focused on our magazine theme, which in August is Wisconsin 's Small Cities and Villages and in September is Water (yes, we are taping our water show in Watertown.)  You can watch our first show here and also look for it on your own community media outlet.  

Jerry Deschane, the League's Executive Director is the host. Thanks to our inaugural guest, Errin Welty, Downtown Expert, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Specific  thanks to Ryan VanLanduyt of  Rice Lake Community Media , President of WCA for making this partnership possible, and to Jeff Robbins and his team at the  Sun Prairie Media Center  for hosting the first show.   
Four Downtown Forums Coming Up
August, the Municipality - pg 11

Join us! Each forum will feature a local success story and highlight an entrepreneurial effort that illustrates creative strategies local businesses have undertaken to be successful despite a small local population. Anyone with interest in small community issues is welcome to join us at any of the four regional sessions. 

Registration is here. The cost is only $20 and includes lunch. 

-          Phelps (Aug. 31)
-          La Farge (Sept. 7)
-          Eagle (Sept. 14)
-          Shell Lake (Sept. 20)

League staff will be there along with Wisconsin Main Street, the USDA, Wisconsin Rural Partners UW-Extension and the Downtown Action Council. 

We'll see you there!
Broadband Development
August, the Municipality - pg. 17

We just received a save-the-date for a Broadband Boot Camp on  Tuesday December 6, 2016 -  Hotel Mead , Wisconsin Rapids. The Boot Camp is hosted by the UW-Extension Broadband and E-Commerce Center and the theme is turning talk into action.   See Agenda Highlights here .  
Sept. 29 #JustFixItWI Turnout for Transportation

Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. 
In this unprecedented event, county, city, village and town officials from all 72 counties will gather to have their voices heard in a simultaneous meeting to bring attention to transportation. The meeting will focus on critical projects in your region and the need for the state to find a sustainable solution. Stand up and be counted. We can't afford to wait any longer! Bring your list of most needed transportation projects. Network with your colleagues from nearby cities, villages, towns and counties.

It is important that cities and villages attend in all locations.  As Jerry Deschane often says, "the world is run by those who show up."  If your city or village hasn't already adopted the resolution, you can find it  here  on our website as a word document. 

Look for details, including your county's meeting location on the TDA website
Additional Resources

Thanks to Stockholm Village President Jacque Foust for hosting Jerry Deschane and his wife Linda on a Sunday in June. See Jerry's feature of Stockholm on pg. 20 of the August, the Municipality.  Check out Travel Wisconsin's profile of Stockholm here.  

Southwest Partners is a new kind of local partnership. Read the article by Pastor Mike Breininger on pg. 15 of the August, the Municipality and learn more about Southwest Partners on their website here.  

Moving Milwaukee Forward, by State Representative Evan Goyke on pg. 16 of the August, the Municipality, emphasizes that large and small communities are all connected.  Read Moving Milwaukee Forward (PDF).  

Wisconsin Rural Health: Healthy Hospitals. Healthy Communities is an excellent 6 minute video by WisconsinEye in partnership with the Wisconsin Hospital Association.  It highlights the attributes of Wisconsin's rural health care system. 
Annual Conference Registration
Early Bird through Sept. 7 

The League's 118th Annual Conference -  ½ off Registration for First-Time Municipal Attendees
Join us October 19-21 at the  Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point.  
If you are a city or village elected official or staff and have never attended the League's Annual Conference before, this is your year.  All first-time municipal attendees receive ½ off of their registration fee. More than 350 local officials and staff attend the League's popular Conference. The League's Conference offers great networking opportunities, valuable workshops and an opportunity to talk with a wide variety of exhibitors as well as inspiring speakers. Registration is live here

Bonus!  If you register for the League's Annual Conference, your confirmation will include a discount code to the "2016 National League of Cities University:  Leading Collaborative Communities." Check out their agenda  here.  

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