About the Urban Alliance

The League’s Board of Directors created the Urban Alliance (UA) at the request of the League’s larger municipalities when the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities ceased operations on January 1, 2011.  The UA provides chief executives and finance directors from larger municipalities with a forum to discuss and advocate on issues of concern to large urban areas.  The UA focuses on public policy evaluation and development, public education and legislative advocacy.

The UA is a component of the League and operates under the oversight and direction of the League’s Board of Directors. The UA’s president and vice president serve on the League’s Board of Directors.  League staff provides support services to the UA.

All League members with a population of 10,000 or more, plus all former members of the Alliance of Cities, are eligible to join. 

The UA maintains a regular quarterly meeting schedule with meetings in January, May, July and September. 

The annual fee is 10% of a municipality’s annual League dues.  The fee revenue is used to pay for meeting costs, consulting services, research, and legislative advocacy efforts. 


January 19, 2018 -- Best Western Premier Park, Madison  (Valet parking is available at the Best Western Premier Park or in the Dane County Parking Ramp at 113 South Henry Street.)

AGENDA for January 19, 2018

10:30 a.m. Finance Directors Meeting

12:00 p.m. Finance Directors/Chief Executives Lunch

1:00 p.m. Chief Executives Meeting

June 6 - 8, 2018 -- (Urban Alliance Policy Forum) Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton

July 20, 2018 -- Italian Community Center, Milwaukee

October 24 -- In conjunction with the League Annual Conference at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Current Officers

  • Mayor Justin Nickels, Manitowoc