The League's October 2021 E-Muni
Welcome Justin Nickels
Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels was elected President of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities at the League’s 123rd Annual Conference Business Meeting in Green Bay.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers from around the State of Wisconsin to serve as the President of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. I have been working with the league since 2005 when I was first elected to the Manitowoc Common Council. The league provides valuable resources to our villages and cities, along with support at the capitol in Madison,” said Nickels.
Thank You Todd Schmidt
Waunakee Village Administrator and outgoing League Board President Todd Schmidt graciously thanks everyone for their support during his year as League President and leads the League’s Annual Business Meeting at our 123rd Annual Conference in Green Bay.

Thank you!

To the attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, thank you for participating in the League's 123rd Annual Conference aka #LeagueWI2021

Save the Date for #LeagueWI2022!

La Crosse
October 19-21, 2022
Browse the League's Conference Photo Album on Facebook and watch the Facebook live videos including the "good morning" bus tour and the teeter totter.

Note that we will be posting additional photos to the conference Facebook album.
Municipal Employee Safety Best Practices
Elizabeth Yanke, MBA, Member Services Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
October, The Municipality, pg. 12

"Employee safety... doesn’t quite ever become urgent, until it does! And when that happens everyone wants to know, “Why did this happen?” “What could we have done to prevent it?” For this article we spoke to a panel of municipal employees experienced in providing safe work environments."

Additional Resources:

Is it Time for a Statewide Fire & EMS Response?
Rob Henken, Executive Director, Wisconsin Policy Forum
October, The Municipality, pg. 4

Wisconsin Policy Forum Research:

  • At a Crossroads: Options for fire and emergency medical services in the City of Milton
  • Burning Questions: Assessing the needs of the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department
  • First Response: Addressing fire and emergency medical service challenges in Ozaukee County

CARES team responds to nearly 40 mental health 911 calls in first month Read the article.
Be Salt Wise
Allison Madison, Sustainability and Development Coordinator, Wisconsin Salt Wise
October, The Municipality, pg. 9

Learn more at WISaltWise

See all the WISaltwise events.
Leading High-Performing Teams
Elizabeth Yanke, MBA, Member Services Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
October, The Municipality, pg. 18

"Today we hire employees for their ability to make informed decisions. Leading high-performing teams requires creating space for an unpopular opinion or to ask the difficult questions."

Legal Articles
Use and Misuse of Substitute Amendments
October, The Municipality, pg. 20

Governing Bodies 412 For the Good of the Order: Column by Attorney Mike May, Boardman & Clark LLP on the use and misuse of substitute amendments. Discusses how to properly make a motion to adopt a substitute amendment and the order that such motions should follow in relation to the main motion. Read the article. (PDF)
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Questions or suggestions? Contact the League's Robin Powers at email.
The NEW Basic Financial Administration for Wisconsin Local Governments provides you with practical day-to-day instructions on managing local government finance. This new handbook was a joint effort by the League, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Local Government Education Program of the University of Wisconsin Extension and the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue. Order your copy (delayed delivery due to League office closure.)
Join Us!
Special LWMMI University Training
Training for Municipal Administrator’s who want to roll out LWMMI University, online training platform, to their employees.
(for LWMMI Insureds)
Tuesday, November 2 at 2:00 pm CT - Webinar
Anyone who will be assigning employees training should attend to get an overview of the platform, preview the course catalog and receive basic administrator training. Can’t make it on November 2? Register anyway and you’ll receive a recording after the event.

LWMMI University is an online training platform that offers over 3,000 courses and videos on demand, allowing staff to train anytime, anywhere. With LWMMI University, you can assign training, and track and report progress for staff and create customized organization-specific courses. Some of the LWMMI University course topics include - Risk Management - Information Technology - EEOC Compliance – Safety - Health and Wellness 
League's next Member Roundtable via Zoom
November 9 and December 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Zoom Information for all Roundtable calls.
Small Community Forums
Presented by local partners and Arts Wisconsin, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, USDA Rural Development Wisconsin, UW-Madison/Extension, Wisconsin Downtown Action Council, Wisconsin Main Street, and Wisconsin Rural Partners.
Tuesday, November 2, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. – Spring Green
Arthur’s Supper Club, E4885 Hwy 14 
Hosted by Spring Green Chamber of Commerce and Arthur’s Supper Club
Thursday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. – Weyauwega
Weyauwega City Hall, 109 E. Main Street
Hosted by City of Weyauwega

League's Police & Fire Commission Workshop
November 3, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Conference Center

League's Human Resources for Small Communities
Three one-hour long webinars
November 9-11, 2021
10AM each day

Virtual Wisconsin Broadband Summit
Community Development Institute, Community Economic Development program at UW Extension
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST) -Free

League's Municipal Water Issues Web Series
December 7, 8, & 9, 2021
12PM each day