2017 League Annual Conference

October 18-20, 2017        Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton
Online registration is now closed.  
Onsite registration is available on a first-come/first-served basis.  
Please contact Carrie Jensen at cjensen@lwm-info.org if you plan to register onsite.

AGENDA
Wednesday, October 18
8:00 a.m. Registration opens

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Concurrent Deep Dive Sessions

TACTICS FOR FUNDING DEVELOPMENT SOLD OUT!
PLACEMAKING TIPS & TACTICS Walking Tour
ALCOHOL CULTURE & LICENSING TRENDS Presentation will be posted after the conference
CYBERSECURITY TACTICS

PDF of Trends in Banking Fraud Presentation
PDF of Credit Industry Point of View Presentation
PDF of DOA Presentation
PDF of How to Survive Presentation

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Exhibition Hall Open
Exhibit Hall Map PDF

Light lunch items served in the Exhibition Hall at noon.

1:00 p.m.  General Session 
Welcoming Remarks
Local Spark Awards
League Thank You's
119th Annual Conference Business Meeting
  • Outgoing President
  • Incoming President
1:30 p.m.  MUNICIPAL ROUNDTABLE
3:00 p.m.  Exhibition Hall reopens
3:30 p.m.   ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS ROUNDTABLE*

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  President's Reception in Exhibition Hall 
5:30 p.m.  Prize Drawing for Exhibit Hall League Crossword Raffle 
6:30 p.m.  Table for 10 Networking Dinner 

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 a.m. 5th Annual Walk/Run  Sponsored by WEA Trust
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

Active Transportation: Driving Local Economies
Copies of slides from this presentation will be available after the conference.

Open Meetings Compliance, a 21st Century Perspective

PDF of Open Meetings Compliance Presentation

Working with Railroads

PDF Working with Railroads presentation

Complying with Levy Limits & Qualifying for Expenditure Restraint Program

PDF Complying with Levy Limits Presentation

Construction Contracting 101*

Presentation will be posted after the conference

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

Municipal Liability Issues

​PDF of Municipal Liability Issues Presentation

Get the Lead Out!

PDF of Lawrie Kobza's Get the Lead Out Presentation

Housing Development Panel

PDF of Village of Howard Housing Presentation
PDF of Pat Kaster's Housing Presentation

Distinctive P-5 Partnerships

PDF of Distinctive P-% Partnerships Presentation

The Importance of Urban Trees as Infrastructure

PDF of Urban Trees as Infrastructure Presentation

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Business Luncheon
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops

PDF of Northwest Passage Presentation
Copies of slides from this presentation will be available after the conference.

Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure*
Copies of slides from this presentation will be available after the conference.

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Workshops

Tax Incremental Financing

PDF of Tax Incremental Financing Presentation

Landlord Connections

PDF of Landlord Connections Presentation

Project Development:  Idea through Construction
Copies of slides from this presentation will be available after the conference.

Ask the Attorneys

Ethics for Engineers*

​PDF of Ethics for Engineers Presentation


4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Women In Government Reception
Sponsored by Engaging Local Govt. Leaders, Wisconsin Women in Govt, Wisconsin Women's Council

Brenna Root, UW-Oshkosh MPA Graduate Student PDF of Diversity Presentation
PDF of Diversity Dashboard PowerPoint





Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.     Scrambled Eggs & Bacon & Politics
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  ANATOMY OF A PERMIT                                         PDF of Matthew Dregne's Presentation: Drafting the Ordinance
  PDF of Eric Larson's Presentation: Hearings and Decision PDF of David Moore's Presentation:  The Challenge

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops

The Hidden Costs of Health Care
No presentation was submitted for this workshop

Effective Pavement Ratings & Forecasting*

PDF of Pavement Ratings Presentation



10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

Managing in Chaos*
No presentation was submitted for this workshop

11:15 a.m. Closing Address
Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism Stephanie Klett
*These workshops are part of the Engineering & Public Works Institute.  Anyone registered for the Annual Conference can attend them.  EPW Workshops will provide course abstracts to assist in the PDH documentation.


Conference Hotels


Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W. College Ave, 

Appleton, WI  54911 
920-733-8000 (days)/800-333-3333 (evenings)  
$102/single or double.  Room block through September 26. 

Country Inn & Suites
355 Fox River Drive

Appleton, WI  54913
920-830-3240
$97/single or double. Room block through September 26.

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