The Municipality Magazine
The League's The Municipality magazine is published monthly and circulates to almost 10,000 local elected officials, staff and partners in Wisconsin. We focus on issues that are of interest to Wisconsin's cities and villages and will help to move Wisconsin forward.
If you are a local official or staff of a League member municipality and are not receiving the magazine please email the League and we will add you to the subscription list.
If you would like to subscribe please use the online order form. The subscription rate is $25 annually.
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May 1-7, 2022 is Municipal Clerks Week and we are celebrating! Learn about the many responsibilities the clerk has beyond administering elections and also read about the League's "We Trust Them" PSA. (Watch it here.)
We also take on road and railroad safety plus there's an article on what to do in an active shooter situation.
Grants are the hot topic and this magazine will not disappoint. Each article has a great nugget or two to help you navigate what can be a complicated process.
Access the USDA Rural Development article (PDF) that directly links to all of their resources.
Check out the League's Grants Resource page.
Oconomowoc's Yellow Brick Road is a good analogy for public places, the places where people gather. The magazine includes public places from across Wisconsin, an essay on the serenity public places can bring and articles on the importance of senior centers and parks.
The League's March E-Newsletter with grants, events and opportunities.
The League's March E-Muni takes a deep dive into the magazine, providing direct links to resources. Note that this newsletter is being discontinued.
Hiring is hard right now. The League's magazine is focused on what you can do to make your municipality stand out and become an employer of choice.
Where are Wisconsin Workers - the Graphs:
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Figure 1 - Monthly Job Openings
Figure 2 - Unemployed per Job Opening
Figure 3 - Monthly Quits
Figure 4 - Labor Participation Ages 16 and Over
Figure 5 - Labor Participation by Age
Figure 6 - Population Age 15 and Over
Figure 7 - Changes in Total Working and Prime Working Age
Figure 8 - Employees Age 55 and Over by Industry
The League's February E-Newsletter with resources, grant and funding information, events and opportunities.
The League's February E-Muni, a deep dive into the magazine with direct links to resources.
Cybersecurity and internet access go hand in hand and we tackle both in the League's January magazine. An accessible Q&A with experts on cybersecurity and an article on an innovative way to provide broadband access anchor the magazine.
Download Matt Kure's Broadband Affordability and Accessibility Map (PDF) from page 6.
The League's January E-Newsletter is chockful of funding resources, events and opportunities.
The January E-Muni has direct links to useful resources including the legal articles.
Collaboration is often key to local government progress. The Local Government Institute and the new Whitburn Center at UW Oshkosh along with the work by UniverCity in communities all demonstrate the strength of collaboration.
The League's December E-Newsletter with resources, funding, opportunities and events.
The League's December E-Muni provides direct links to legal articles and resources mentioned in the magazine.
Every April about 800 new officials are elected in cities and villages statewide. The June magazine provides resources and information to new and experienced officials and staff.
The League's June E-Newsletter provides information on an important ARPA DEADLINE & Broadband $ + So Much More.
The League's June E-Muni provides direct links to the legal articles and additional resources.