October 15, 2020 Workshops

Thursday, October 15 

10:00 AM Budget Strategies for Surviving the Recession and Thriving Post-Pandemic
Scott Botcher, Village Manager, Village of Fox Point; David Schmiedicke, Finance Director, City of Madison and Sharon Eveland, City Administrator, City of Clintonville
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Hear three veteran municipal administrative leaders from different sized communities discuss tactics for surviving any pandemic caused revenue shortfalls this year and in the coming years. Even if your community’s budget was not immediately impacted by the pandemic, the state may need to cut shared revenue and transportation aids in the future to address budget challenges caused by the pandemic related recession. The trio will discuss possible strategies for guiding communities to a better position financially after COVID-19 ends, including the viability of using alternative revenue sources, such as a transportation utility fees, local vehicle registration fees, and charges for forestry services.  

12:00 PM Three Feisty Clerks: Candid Feedback for Municipal Leaders
Bradley Hanson, MPA, CFM, City Administrator/Clerk, Mondovi; Kathy Morse, MMC/CMTW/WCPC, Clerk-Treasurer, Rice Lake and Diane Coenen, WCMC/CMC, City Clerk, Oconomowoc, WMCA President: Moderated by Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
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Do your homework, ask questions, listen, don’t be the Lone Ranger and think “community.” Those are the most important pieces of advice municipal clerks have for city and village elected leaders. Three of Wisconsin’s leading municipal clerks will share their “Feisty” ideas for making you the best leader you can be.
Three Feisty Clerks by Jerry Deschane in October 2020 The Municipality (PDF) 

2:00 PM Closing General Session: Arts Wisconsin, "Arts in the Community Awards" and Tommy Thompson, the Interim President of the University of Wisconsin System, overseeing the state’s 2- and 4-year campuses. Thompson was Wisconsin’s 42nd Governor, serving longer than anyone else in that role. He also served as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.  Governor Thompson’s deep love for the state of Wisconsin and his infectious optimism were the hallmarks of a unique era in the state’s history.  Join us for an exciting closing address by Wisconsin’s iconic 42nd Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Be prepared to be enthused!

*CANCELLED - In-Person Regional Meeting -  6:00–7:30 PM Clintonville - Community Center 305 S. Main Street, Clintonville, WI 54929 

*We had hoped to see you in-person at the League’s regional meetings that were planned as part of our Annual Conference, but given the surge in Covid-19 cases across Wisconsin, we have decided to cancel the meetings.  We look forward to seeing you in person in 2021.