Week of April 3, 2017

Join WCA for "Turnout for Transportation: Capitol Edition"

At the March 2017 WCA Board of Directors meeting, transportation was made one of the association's top five priorities for the current state budget.     

As you may recall, last fall WCA co-hosted the unprecedented Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin's (TDA) "Turnout for Transportation" event.

The event was so successful that WCA, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities are joining forces again for "Turnout for Transportation: Capitol Edition" on May 10, 2017.

To learn more and register for "Turnout for Transportation: Capitol Edition."
Local Government Statement on Legislation Circulated to Repeal the Personal Property Tax

The Wisconsin Counties Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities have issued the following statement in response to legislation circulated to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax:

"In recent years, there have been ongoing discussions surrounding the repeal of Wisconsin's personal property tax. As part of these discussions, local governments have consistently maintained that any repeal must include full local government reimbursement for the loss of property tax revenues without shifting additional burden to existing property taxpayers....."
Save the Date: WCA Annual Conference

kalahari logo The WCA Annual Conference will be held September 24-26, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.

Registration and housing materials coming to your mailbox soon!

In the meantime, to see the latest news on the event, including hotel room block information and how you can be a part of the 2017 WCA Marketplace, click here. 
Know Your County Peers!  Fill Out Simple Form Today to be Featured in WCA eNews!

County officials have fascinating backgrounds and stories to share.  In that vein, WCA is excited to feature a new "Know Your County Peers" section that will run here in WCA eNews.  

It's simple to be a part of it! Simply click here to fill out the quick questionnaire about you, upload a picture if you have one and hit "submit" and we'll get it in an upcoming issue!  For questions contact Michelle Thompson via email or call 866.404.2700.

NACo Launches New Civic Education Resources

As part of April's National County Government Month, the National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with iCivics, is pleased to launch updated and expanded versions of NACo's civic education tools: the County Solutions curriculum and the Counties Work online game, which both teach young people how local governments operate and how they can get involved.

See the updated NACo Civic Education Resources here. 

WCA Associate Members

The role and relationship of government with the private sector has changed in recent years. The creation of the WCA Associate Member Program is one more way WCA is reaching out to bring together the public and private sectors.

WCA Associate Members include:

American Transmission Company, LLC
Discover Mediaworks 
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Wipfli LLP

We encourage you to learn more about our WCA Associate Members by clicking here.  For more information about this program please contact WCA Marketing and Events Manager Cheryl Fleck at 866.404.2700.    
Join WCA for "Turnout for Transportation: Capitol Edition"
Local Government Statement on Legislation to Repeal the Personal Property Tax
Save the Date for WCA Annual Conference
Know Your County Peers! Fill Out Simple Form!
NACo Launches New Civic Education Resources
WCA Associate Members