Chief Executives Workshop

2017 Chief Executives Workshop


August 24-25 
Heidel House Resort
643 Illinois Avenue
Green Lake, WI  54941
800-444-2812
info@heidelhouse.com

Registration is now open!



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Chief Executives Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, August 23
5:30 p.m. Welcoming Reception

Thursday, August 24
8:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Rolls

9:00 a.m. Youth Sports Complexes as Economic Development
Sam Blahnik, Community Development Director, Deforest
Nathan Thiel, Administrator, Mauston


10:00 a.m. 2017 State of Wisconsin Cities and Villages Report
Todd Berry, Director, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Is the Erosion of Local Control a National Trend?
Alan Greenblatt, Political Reporter, Governing

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. Executive and Governing Body Relations: Fostering Good Governance
Stephen Hintz, Public Administration Associates
Kevin Brunner, Public Administration Associates


2:00 p.m. Surveying Municipal Residents on Service Retention or
Elimination

Erik Brooks, Mayor, South Milwaukee
Tami Mayzik, Administrator, South Milwaukee


2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Small Community Idea Jam
Discussion Leader: George Peterson, Rothschild Village President

Large Community Idea Jam
Discussion Leader:  TBD

5:30 p.m.          Evening Reception

Friday, August 26

7:30 a.m. Women's Executive Leadership Breakfast Roundtable
(Open to all attendees; please RSVP with your registration.)

8:30 a.m. Coffee & Rolls

9:00 a.m. Strategies for Attracting Young Families to your
Community

Brian Liesinger, Executive Director, La Crosse Promise
Neighborhood Program; Ben Meyer, Managing Editor & Reporter,
Rhinelander NBC Affiliate WJFW-TV; and Loni Meiborg, Senior
Vice President of Marketing, 1st National Bank


9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. How the Sausage Really Gets Made
Marc Born, State Representative (R-Beaver Dam),
Member of the Joint Committee on Finance and former
Beaver Dam Alderperson


10:30 a.m. Legislative Update
Curt Witynski, Assistant Director & Jerry Deschane, Executive
Director, both of the  League of Wisconsin Municipalities 


11:30 a.m. Adjourn

alan-greenblatt (1) Alan Greenblatt to be Keynote Speaker
Governing staff writer Alan Greenblatt will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Chief Executives Workshop.  Alan covers politics as well as policy issues and is the coauthor of a standard textbook on state and local governments. He previously worked as a reporter for NPR. 

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