Marathon County Unit Meeting - Combined East & West

July 29th, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Location: Rib River Ballroom | 3237 WI-29 | Marathon City, Wisconsin 54448 Get Directions »

Lunch will be provided at 6:30 pm!

County unit meeting participation is encouraged for all town officials.  The meetings empower you to network with other town officials, engage with legislators, learn from speakers, hear updates from WTA Directors, and improve your ability to serve your constituents.  The Marathon County Unit leaders look forward to your participation.

  • Meeting Called to Order by Presidents, Al Christensen and Keith Langenhahn
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  • Presentations:  Legislative Update – Wisconsin Towns Association / Use of ARPA Funds – Marathon County Officials / New Blade Technology – John MacPherson
  • Wisconsin Towns Association – Marathon County Unit Annual Business Meeting:  Report by Marilyn Bhend / Roll Call / Reading of Minutes
  • Public Officials Introduction/Comments/Reports – Federal, State, County
  • Announcements
  • Next Meeting:  Eastern Towns and Villages Association, October 20, 2021, Town of Elderon / Western Towns and Villages Association, October 28, 2021, Town of Rietbrock
  • WTA County Unit Stimulus drawings! (See back of letter for details)
  • Adjourn

The meeting will be in-person and CDC guidelines will be followed for social distancing and food service.  Attendees are asked to wear a face covering if you have not been vaccinated yet, unless you have an underlying health condition that may prevent you from wearing one.  If you are or have recently felt ill or have a fever or have been in contact with someone that is ill, please do not attend.

Email reminders will be sent out prior to this meeting.  We use the email address submitted annually by your town.  If you are NOT receiving emails from WTA, please contact our office at 715-526-3157 with your email address.
Senators and Representatives:
Please advise Keith Langenhahn, Western Towns and Villages Association President, at 715-218-1929 as to whether you will be able to attend.  Thank you!

WTA County Unit Stimulus

Unit meetings are critical to WTA.  It is where we network, learn, and develop capacity with state Representatives and Senators.  All town elected and appointed officials are encouraged to attend county unit meetings.  Without effective unit meetings, town government would be much different.  Simply, a lot of our political influence is generated at and much of our network-based learning occurs during successful and well attended unit meetings.
COVID prompted a wide variety of approaches to unit meetings.  Members responded to each uniquely, some positively and some with decreased attendance.  In order to not only return to our previous level of success with unit meetings, but grow that success, WTA is offering the following incentives to be deployed at unit meetings:

Drawing #1:

One free Annual Convention registration will be raffled off at a unit meeting held sometime in June-September.  If a winner knows on the night of the drawing that they cannot attend, then a new winner should be drawn.

Drawing #2:

One $50 gift card will be raffled off at a unit meeting held sometime in June-December.

Attendance Incentive:

The unit with the best attendance at a unit meeting held between June-September will receive $250 for their unit.  Spouses and guests should not be included in the count.  The unit with the highest percentage attendance will be deemed the winner.
NOTE:  Unit leadership will provide the winner’s names to WTA.  The convention winner will receive a non-transferrable certificate from WTA to be sent in with their registration no later than October 4, and the gift card will be mailed to the winner no later than January 14, 2022.
Thank you to Scott Construction and Kwik Trip for sponsoring these drawings and supporting this effort!