New Officials (+ lots of resources for Everyone)
The League's June 2021 E-Muni
Updated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Resources have been posted to the League's website here and include:

Frequently Asked Questions: 
(Includes all previous FAQs) 

The General ARPA page on our website has added resources, including:

Resources on Use of ARPA Funds

ARPA Plans Google Spreadsheet - see what other municipalities have planned and share your own plans.

Stay tuned to League newsletters and check for updates on the League's U.S. Treasury Guidance page on our website.
Chief Executive's Workshop Details and Registration.
Heads up! The room block cut-off date is July 28, 2021 
Thanks to our Sponsors! League Mutual & MPIC
Please join us in welcoming a familiar face to a new role!

Elizabeth Yanke, NEW League of Wisconsin Municipalities & League Mutual Member Services Director

As Matter Becker, League Mutual CEO stated, "Elizabeth will help members find the services available to best fit their needs as well as bring their requests for additional resources back to the team to improve our offerings."

You can say congratulations to Elizabeth on the League's LinkedIn page here.
The State Needs to Recommit to Cities
Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto & Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
June, The Municipality, pg. 11

State lawmakers have disinvested in communities over the years. The mayors of Brookfield and Madison want that to change Read the article.

Background: The Wisconsin Policy Forum Dollars and Sense Report.
The Latest Legislative News

June 21 - Personal Property Repeal on Fast Track
June 14 - Shared Revenue up Thursday as JFC completes work on State Budget
Effective Onboarding for New Municipal Board Members
Mike Golat, City Administrator, City of Altoona
June, The Municipality, pg. 6

Presented at the Winter Chief Executives Workshop:
Onboarding in Altoona by Mike Golat, Altoona City Administrator/Treasurer
Creating a Functional Council-Manager Team by Kevin Lahner, Waukesha City Administrator 

Receiving Acts of Humility
Todd Schmidt, Village Administrator, Waunakee President, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board of Directors
June, The Municipality, pg. 9

Which of the 12 things that Todd shared that his friend would do differently resonated most with you? Comment on the League's LinkedIn page here. Watch Todd's conversations on leading with humility on the League's YouTube Channel.

Speak less, listen more | Assume less, learn more | Take less, give more | Hide my feelings less, share my heart more | Fear less, risk more | Criticize less, affirm more | Waste less time, redeem more time | Hold “things” less, cherish “people” more | Watch less, read more | Love self less, love others more | Harbor less, forgive more | Teach less, model more

Strive for Balance; Settle for Sanity
Mary D. Motiff, Mayor of Washburn 
June, The Municipality, pg. 4

Comment on Washburn Mayor Mary Motiff's article on the League's LinkedIn page.
Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program Helps You Stand Out
Sunshine Jansen, Program Manager, Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program
June, The Municipality, pg. 18

The Wisconsin Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program is a nationally accredited management development program that prepares managers in federal, state, and local government and in tribal and nonprofit organizations for the challenges and unique demands of the public management profession. Learn more.
Electrifying Vehicles
Shree Kalluri, Founder & CEO, Zerology
June, The Municipality, pg. 13

Zerology will be bringing their electric vehicles to the League's 123rd Annual Conference!

League Insurance Policyholders Share $2.75 Million
June, The Municipality, pg. 21

Connect here with League Mutual (aka LWMMI).
So You’ve Been Elected...
The League’s new booklet for newly elected officials has been described as
“Pithy yet entertaining and very insightful.”

Two free copies have been mailed to each League member municipality.
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.
New Officials the June The Municipality magazine. 

Every April about 800 new officials are elected in cities and villages statewide. The June magazine provides resources and information for new and experienced officials and staff. 

The League's June E-Newsletter provides information on an important ARPA DEADLINE & Broadband $ + So Much More.  
The Municipality Makes the Front Page!
The June The Municipality made the front page of the Pecatonica Valley Leader! See the post on the League's Facebook page. Thanks to artist Ruthie Rolfsmeyer and to Blanchardville Clerk Amy Barnes for her help in forwarding the information to the paper.

Jeannine saw the article and sent us this Wisconsin State Journal photo from 1971 of her Grandma walking home from work with the same scene in the background.
Legal Articles
Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
Part 1: The State Ethics Code*
Maria Davis, Assistant Legal Counsel and Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities 
June, The Municipality, pg. 23

Pecuniary Interest 394 Legal comment summarizes state ethics code and applicable definitions, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.59 and 19.42, which establish minimum standards of ethical conduct and prohibit local public officials from using their public office to benefit or enrich themselves, their immediate families, or organizations with which they are associated. Article explains enforcement and penalties under the state code, and municipal authority to enact local ethics codes that are more stringent and apply more widely than the state code. Read the article. (PDF)
Best Practices for Workplace Documentation
Lisa Bergersen, JD, AWI-CH, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Founder, EngageHR Law, Former City of Pewaukee HR Director
June, The Municipality, pg. 28

Documenting workplace issues is a best practice for people management. Read the article. (PDF)
Consent Agenda
Daniel Foth, Local Government Specialist, Local Government Education, University of Wisconsin - Extension
June, The Municipality, pg. 30

Consent Agendas (CAs) are a tool that governmental bodies can use to reduce meeting time and improve the body’s effectiveness. Read the article. (PDF)
Join Us!
League's next Member Roundtable via Zoom
July 13, 2021, 12:00-1:00
Zoom Information for all Roundtable calls.

Chief Executives Summer Workshop
August 19 & 20, 2021 – Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac
Please thank our sponsor! MPIC

2021 Municipal Attorneys Institute 
Monday -Wednesday!
August 30 – September 1, 2021
Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
Please thank our sponsors!

Local Government 101
For New & Experienced Local Officials and Staff
Sept. 10 in Waupaca in person (capped at 65)
Please thank our sponsors!

2021 Plumbing Inspectors Institute
September 15-17, 2021 Eau Claire
Hotel Lismore

Municipal Assessors Institute 2021 
Sept 28-30, 2021 in Oshkosh
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Building Inspectors Institute
October 6-8, 2021
Lismore Hotel, Eau Claire

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

The League's 123rd Annual Conference
Pre-conference Bonus Webinars October 12-14 Via Zoom
Annual Conference October 20-22
K-I Center, Green Bay