Stressing Over Growth
Levy Limits
New Construction - Have & Have Nots
In the July The Municipality we take on levy limits and the importance of new construction. The Wisconsin Policy Forum details the have and have nots of levy limits. One glance at the maps that they provide and you get the picture, but you'll also want to read the article. Yunji Kim, UW-Extension Local Govt. Center continues the theme with a look at fiscal stress nationally. In her research she has found three drivers: the economy, demographics and state policy. She will focus on Wisconsin in the August The Municipality magazine.

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Stay Tuned: We'll be releasing our 3rd Annual Wisconsin Policy Forum State of Wisconsin's Cities and Village Report, on August 13. Thanks to everyone who responded to the survey! You can read the first two reports on the League's website here .
Pulling back the curtain on League Lobbyist Curt Witynski, Jerry Deschane talks with Curt about his career path and also about lobbying for the League. It's the League's latest Local Perspective. With 30 years of experience at the League Curt is a trusted source of information.

Thanks to FACTv, Fitchburg Community Media for hosting us! Watch it on the League's YouTube channel here.
Mayor, Village President, Manager or Administrator?
Register now for the League's Chief Executives Workshop!
August 16 & 17, Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells. Register HERE
If you haven't watched it yet, now is the time.
The panel discussion was led by WisconsinEye’s Steve Walters with South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks, Clintonville City Administrator Sharon Eveland, Howard Village Administrator Paul Evert and League Executive Director Jerry Deschane. The League partnered with WisconsinEye to bring the discussion of levy limits and their impact on local decision-making to Facebook Live.  Comment  on the League's Facebook page or watch on  YouTube .
Business Improvement Districts
July, The Municipality , pg. 12
Wisconsin ranks third in the nation with 83 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs.) The UW-Extension Local Government Center focused on the South Barstow BID in Eau Claire, the BID in Brodhead and the Beloit BID .

Additional Resources:
Supporting Vibrant Downtown Districts - Connect Communities & WI Main Street Programs by WEDC
Recovering the Costs of Public Improvements - Special Assessments
July, The Municipality , pg. 19

Search "Special Assessments" on the League website and find 69 pages of material. If that is overwhelming, you can order the League's "Special Assessments in Wisconsin" Manual* here . It includes sample forms. Or you can read the six Special Assessment FAQ's and also access the sample policies, resolutions and ordinances .

*Mention the E-Muni when you order the League's Special Assessment Manual and get $5 off the usual price. To access this special price, use the pdf form here and just write E-Muni at the top.
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The League's Chief Executives Workshop
Thanks to our sponsors! 


August 16-17 
Chula Vista Resort
Wisconsin Dells

Working Well with your Neighbors to Promote a Region; Preventing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era: Leading Cultural Change to Strengthen Your Organization; What Attracts Employers to Small Communities?; Municipal Division of Authority: Who Controls What?; Alternative Methods of Financing New Municipal Facilities; Small Communities Idea Jam; Large Communities Idea Jam; Leadership Breakfast: Engaging Youth; Goals & Prediction for the Next Legislative Session; Legislative Update and Your Role in Advancing the Municipal Agenda

Register Today for One of Four Small Community Forums!
Egg Harbor, New Glarus, Pepin & Hurley

If you live in, work in, or help shape communities with populations of 2,500 or fewer, attend a session near you to learn through case studies, roundtables and discussion groups. Come with examples of local and regional success stories as well as challenges, and be prepared to share with and learn from colleagues and friends. Everyone in the community and region is invited!

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Hosted by: Wisconsin Downtown Action Council, Wisconsin Rural Partners, UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, League of Wisconsin Municipalities & United States Department of Agriculture
2018 Municipal Assessors Institute 
September 11-14, 2018
Tundra Lodge
Green Bay, WI

See full workshop descriptions under the agenda tabs! You can register online or download the form on our website here .
2018 Plumbing Inspectors Institute  
September 19-21 
Holiday Inn & Convention Center
Stevens Point, WI

Details and registration are here on the League's website. You can register now!
Early Birds Register Now for t he League's 120th Annual Conference
October 24-26
Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells 

Baraboo Bus/Walking Tour: Historic Buildings, a New City Hall & Innovative Funding • Developing Workforce Housing • Planning for and Recovering from a Disaster Event • Fundamentals for Municipal Attorneys • TIF: Analysis and Consideration of Greater Community Goals • Go pro! When Communities Should Consider Hiring an Administrator • Ethics in 2018: More Important Now Than Ever • Strategies for Supporting Businesses When Streets Are Under Construction • Municipal Partnering: A Smart Cost Reduction Strategy • Conditional Use Administration: A New Paradigm • Can Small Communities be Cool • Construction Delivery Methods for Public Entities • Toolbox of Pavement Preservation • Regionalism & Community Success • Preventing Harassment in the #MeToo Era: Leading Cultural Change to Strengthen Your Organization • Arts + Creativity + Entrepreneurship = Local Vitality • Best Practices for Bidding in a Strong Economy • Large Community Roundtable • Small Community Roundtable • Legislative Update * Ask the Attorneys • EPW Track: Attributes of Successful Stormwater Management Programs • Community Engagement Model for Comprehensive Plans • Ethics for Engineers • Grants 101: Public Funding Basics, Trends & Successful Strategies • Telltale Signs of Fraud & Corruption • EPW Track: Engineering Emotional Intelligence

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101
Thanks to our sponsors! 

September 28
Stevens Point: Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

You won't want to miss it. This is the 5th and last Local Government 101 Workshop this year.
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The League's 120th Annual Conference
Early Bird Registration Available
See the list  of all 2018 League Events.