Chief Executives Virtual Workshop

August 25, 26 & 27 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each day

The 2020 Chief Executives Workshop will be held in your office this year. Due to the pandemic, the League’s annual municipal leadership event will be held virtually.  

Each day’s workshop will consist of a guest presenter or moderated panel discussion followed by a question and answer period with the speaker or panel, which will then lead into an open-ended round-table discussion.  

Thanks to the Municipal Property Insurance Company (MPIC) for sponsoring the Conference! 


Tuesday, August 25:  Never Waste a Crisis: Silver Linings within the Pandemic -- Scott Botcher, Fox Point Village Manager; Scot Simpson, River Falls City Administrator

Wednesday, August 26:  State Finances, Shared Revenue, & the November Election -- Jason Stein, Research Director, Wisconsin Policy Forum; Charles Franklin, Director of the Marquette Law School Poll

Global Pandemic, Local Impacts (PDF) - Jason Stein, Wisconsin Policy Forum 

Municipal DataTool: Examining and comparing Wisconsin cities and villages - Wisconsin Policy Forum, August 2020

Marquette Law School Poll, Charles Franklin, Marquette Law School

Black Lives Matter Protests in Wisconsin, Charles Franklin, Marquette Law School Poll, 2020-08-26

Thursday, August 27:  Leading Amid Conflict – Mayor Mike Palm, Baraboo; Mayor Anissa Welch, Milton; Mayor Dan Devine, West Allis.  Moderated by Eric Giordano, Executive Director, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service.

Books recommended by Mayor Welch:
Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis, Dare to Lead by Brene Brown and Permission to Feel by Marc Bracket, Oh. D.