In conjunction with the UW Local Government Center, the Wisconsin Towns Association proudly offers workshops on a variety of topics. Each September, the two organizations host the Fall Town and Village Workshops. In the past, these workshops have provided timely education on preparing a budget, understanding the Municipal Levy Limit worksheet, adopting the levy and adopting a budget. These workshops also have covered such topics as pavement management, capital improvement planning, EMS/Fire Shared Services, handling disorderly members of the public, serving as fence viewers, collecting personal property taxes and much more. For more details on the 2020 Fall Town/Village workshops, watch for the official announcement in July or August.
Additionally, Town Official Workshops are offered in May of even numbered years. These workshops are especially beneficial to those officials who have just begun serving in their position. These workshops are generally announced in the spring of even numbered years.
NEW DISTANCE LEARNING FORMAT for 2020 - RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLEDue the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s workshops will be offered in a teleconference/webinar format. For those registrants unable to attend one or more of the live sessions, recordings will be posted on the WTA website.
2020 Workshop Topics Include:
- Budget Building Basics
- Budget and Levy Adoption Procedures
- Borrowing Basics: Why and How
- Building Your Tax Bill / Tax Collection and Settlements
- Transportation Grant Funding: TIPS, TRICKS and TRAPS
- Bidding and Specifications: Getting the Estimate Right
- Municipal Levy Limit Worksheet Reporting
- Legislative Update
- Governing in the Time of COVID-19
Each registered attendee will receive personalized access to the recorded videos of the presentations.
You can still register to receive access to these videos!
Click here for a printable registration form with full workshop descriptions.