Resources for Local Government Officials

There are lots of non-partisan educational resources available to support local government officials. This page highlights some useful handbooks and trainings. You are also encouraged to check out the resources on the Local Government general page

Please note that UW is a non-partisan entity.

What handbooks are available?

The following handbooks are easily available and can provide useful, non-partisan educational information:

What are Extension's upcoming trainings for local government?

Extension’s Local Government Center consistently provides quality educational programs. View the 2021 Upcoming Webinars page for meeting details and registration information.

Highlighted Training for Green County Board Officials

To aid you in performing your County Board supervisor duties, Green County partnered with
UW Madison – Extension Green County and provided training and in-person Question and
Answer sessions. The materials and recorded sessions from June 2020 are available for your continued use.  For a complete listing of the sessions that were offered, print the Green County Board Elected Official Education & Training Sessions schedule.  

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● Who We Are: The UW-Madison Division of Extension Local
Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association
● Roles and Responsibilities for County Officials

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 ~ Running Effective Meetings; County Budgeting

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● Running Effective Meetings
● County Budgeting

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law
● Agendas and Minutes

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 ~ Wisconsin's Public Records Law; Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

11:45am —  12:00pm  ~  Optional Introduction to Zoom
12:00pm — 1:00pm  ~  Question & Answer Session
Please watch the recording prior to the Question & Answer session. Access
the recording online and the materials from the session online.
Topics:
● WIsconsin’s Public Records Law
● Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

 

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