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Education: Let Local Government Work


WTA creates a wide array of educational opportunities on pertinent topics for town officials.  A three-day Convention is held annually in the fall of the year.  A series of District Meetings are held across the state during the latter half of winter.  Ad hoc daylong seminars are created as necessary or desired.  At the grassroots level, regularly held County Unit Meetings typically feature guest speakers as arranged by the unit’s chairperson, to include WTA Staff and outside officials affecting town operations.  WTA also co-sponsors educational opportunities with various other professional organizations, such as workshops and WisLine programs with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center, and much more. 

See below for more information about a current or past educational opportunity:

2012-2013 WisLine Programs

WisLine homepage
UW-Extension Local Government Center hosted teleconferences on a variety of topics with statewide locations.

Free Powerpoint Webinars Available from DOJ on Open Meetings & Public Records Law

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has recently made available additional materials on its open government webpage. These now include powerpoints and powerpoint webinars on the topics of open meetings law and public records law, respectively. Please CLICK HERE to go to this DOJ webpage.

2013 66th Annual WTA Convention Information

WTA wishes to thank everyone who made the 66th Annual WTA Convention a success! Such persons are our many presenters, exhibitors and especially our attendees. WTA will seek to update this space with workshop materials as they become available:

2012 65th WTA Annual Convention Materials

WTA's 65th Annual Convention was held at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on October 14th-16th. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make it a success!

WTA will post workshop and other materials as they become available to us. Please click on each of the following below to see that item:

In addition, the following workshops were recorded for future addition to the WTA video subscription service:

  • Employee Policies and Benefits under Act 10 of state law.
  • Broadband: A passing fad, or critical town infrastructure?
  • DNR General Permit Authority (for culvert and bridge replacement).
  • ATV/UTV/Snowmobile issues for towns and villages on highways (DNR)

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities

Please CLICK HERE to see a 44 page pdf guidebook titled "Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities." It contains information on housing, transportation, environmental and economic matters.

Agriculture Community Engagement (ACE)
2/23/12 Educational Seminar Materials Available

ACE held a day-long educational seminar in Madison on Thursday February 23rd. ACE events are a collaboration of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Counties Association and WTA. Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the brochure with program and registration details. Materials presented at the seiminar are below. Click on each blue hyperlink to see a pdf file of the materials as they become available.