Local Government 101

Special Invitation from Jerry Deschane:

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Executive Director, Jerry Deschane invites YOU to attend Local Government 101! (link to video via YouTube)

2023 In Person Offerings:  

Join us for in one of our member municipalities close to you for some networking and important basics you need to do your job.  You’ll learn about city and village powers including municipal home rule, hear about how to recognize and avoid conflicts of interest, go home with a quick tutorial on municipal budgeting as well as how to run a meeting and finish with an overview on managing public works projects.  

June 2, 2023 Madison Marriott West

July 28, 2023 Altoona, WI - Fish House (Part of Parks & Recreation)

September 22, 2023 Waupaca, WI - Par 4 Resort

In Person Registration

$115 Member / $140 Non-member

In Person Registration
(Pay by Credit Card)

In Person Invoice Registration
(Invoiced to You)

In Person Agenda (PDF)

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2023 Webinar Offerings:  

May 12, 2023

October 27, 2023

Take one, take parts, take all.  Participants who opt for the online webinar version have the option to take the course all in one day or mix and match the four different modules during either of our offered webinar dates over a 12 month period following their registration. In addition to the online training, participants will have the option of receiving a hard copy workbook or a USB version.  The cost of the program is $115 per person.

Webinar Registration

$115-All online & may attend any LG 101 Webinar(s)

Webinar Registration
(Pay by Credit Card)

Webinar Invoice Registration
(Invoiced to You) 

Webinar Agenda (PDF) 


The League’s 1-day workshop provides a basic framework for governing to both new city and village officials and those who want to brush up on their knowledge of local governance. 

You’ll learn about city and village powers including municipal home rule, hear about how to recognize and avoid conflicts of interest, go home with a quick tutorial on municipal budgeting as well as how to run a meeting and finish with an overview on managing public works projects.  In addition, you’ll have that age-old question answered: “what is a walking quorum anyway?”

Attendee Care for League of WI Municipalities In-Person Events

Attendees please review this PDF



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