Local Government

Local government is an important part of our communities. Whatever your role as a community member, it is valuable to understand local government. Check out these resources and educational centers to learn more. 

Please note that UW is a non-partisan entity.

Local Government Center

UW-Madison’s Local Government Center provides focus, coordination, and leadership to UW system educational programs supporting local government and expands the research and knowledge base for local government education. The Local Government Center, along with the UW system, is a non-partisan entity.

Website: https://lgc.uwex.edu/ 

WIsconsin Counties Association

The Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) allows counties to share information in order to serve their constituents in the most effective manner possible. WCA provides up to date information, educational opportunities, legislative exchanges, and more. WCA is a non-partisan entity.

Website: www.wicounties.org 

League of Municipalities

The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a voluntary non-profit and non-partisan association of cities and villages that acts as an information clearinghouse, lobbying organization, and legal resource for Wisconsin municipalities.

Website: www.lwrn-info.org 

Interested in learning more about municipalities? 

Check out The Municipality, a publication of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Elected and appointed officials of League municipalities receive a subscription to the Municipality as part of their membership. Other interested stakeholders may subscribe online. 

WIsconsin Towns Association

The Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) is a statewide, voluntary, non-profit and non-partisan association of member town and village governments in Wisconsin. WTA’s twin purposes are to support local control of government and to protect the interest of the towns. WTA provides three types of services for its members: legislative lobbying efforts, educational programs, and legal information. 

Website: www.wisctowns.com

Center for Land Use

The UW Center for Land Use creates learning opportunities for communities to help make sound land use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin. 

Website: www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/clue

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