County workshop offer a primer, networking for county officials

There’s no official training program for county officials in Wisconsin, but Cooperative Extension’s Local Government Center (LCG) offers the next best thing. Partnering with the Wisconsin Counties Association  (WCA), the LGC hosts the County Officials Workshops, or COWs, in May, every other year, after county elections. Since the series began in 2002, 1,658 county officials […]

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UW-Extension Local Government Center recognized with “Opee” award

Center honored for educating local public officials on Wisconsin’s open records and meetings laws Contact Chuck Law, 608-265-2501, chuck.law@wisc.edu Madison, Wis.—A University of Wisconsin-Extension center that serves as a resource for local public officials around the state has been honored with an award for political openness from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. The Council, […]

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UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross honors Local Government Center

Contact Tom Blewett, 608-262-9310, thomas.blewett@ces.uwex.edu Madison, Wis.—The Cooperative Extension Local Government Center is the recipient of the 2012 Award for Excellence from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross presented the award at the institutions’ Chancellor’s Awards Reception recently in Madison. The annual Chancellor’s Awards recognize […]

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Wisconsin county officials’ workshops slated through May

UW-Extension Local Government Center takes courses on the road Contact Philip Freeburg, 608-265-6273, philip.freeburg@wisc.edu Madison, Wis.—New and continuing county officials will get the latest information about the Open Meetings Law, budgeting practices, conducting effective meetings, government efficiency initiatives and other topics at workshops scheduled through May. The County Officials Workshops, conducted by educators and staff […]

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