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.
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Land use shapes our communities. From Comprehensive Plan requirements to age-friendly design, the magazine covers it all. Readers are challenged to #TakeYourLeggieToWork and MSA details "Parks & Recreation When You’re Running Out of Space" and McMAHON contributes the cover photo.
Bonus Article: Diverse Forests Are Healthy Forests: Tree Diversity Made Easy Mark Freberg, Green Bay City Forester, Jeff Treu, WE Energies Regional Forester (Retired), and the Species Diversity Issue Group, Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council, DNR
In the category of things we take for granted drinking water and wastewater rank high on the list. But do you know what happens between the raw water and your tap, or what happens after you flush. No? Then this is the magazine for the municipal nerd in all of us.
The March E-Newsletter with information on the American Rescue Plan, Vaccine availability and much more.
Take a deep dive into the magazine and read the E-Muni.
Transportation in all its forms is topic of this month's Local Perspective. Debby Jackson, Executive Director of the Transportation Development Association is Jerry Deschane's guest.
Economic Development is in the spotlight for February with an article by Sturgeon Bay Mayor Ward and one on all the aspects of forward thinking comprehensive plan by MSA's Jason Valerius. In addition, you can read about the WEDA legislative agenda and return to the West Allis pedlet. The Wisconsin Policy Forum "Dollar for Dollar" report on local government spending is also detailed.
The League's February E-Newsletter with Workshops, Funding and Opportunities.
The League's E-Muni takes a deep dive into the magazine with direct links to resources.
From a Day in the Life of a Wisconsin Police Officer to how law enforcement has changed over the last 20 years, the articles in the League's January magazine provide details on policing in Wisconsin. We want to thank the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association for working with us.
The League's January E-Newsletter with opportunities, events and grants.
The January E-Muni provides online resources and direct links to the legal articles.
In this month's the Local Perspective, Jerry Deschane talks with Chief Ken Pileggi, Chief of Police, City of Jefferson Police Department and the President of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association.
Wisconsin is the vibrant state that it is because of the local government employees who keep everything running in your community. From the Harbormaster in Lake Geneva, to the Bus Driver in La Crosse and the Librarian in Strum, we feature a small portion of the amazing local government employees working for you in Wisconsin's communities on the cover of the November The Municipality. Open it up and you'll find Jerry's article on "What is Your Why" you work in local government to the Wisconsin Policy Forum Salute Award Winners. We thank you all for your work!
The League's November E-Newsletter with events, grants and opportunities.
The November E-Muni takes a deep dive into the magazine with extra resources and direct links to articles.
The Annual Conference is coming to you. The Municipality reaches everyone so we made it the Annual Conference Program. Check out the full conference schedule plus all of the extras. Plus you can read about responsiblewisconsin.com, the new responsible bidder database, three feisty clerks and innovative phosphorus solutions.
Opportunities, Events and Grants - it's the League's October E-Newsletter.
The League's October E-Muni with links to all of the articles and additional resources.
The state of the economy and municipal finance considerations in the age of Covid-19 are the articles that anchor the magazine - authored by experts at the Center for Community and Economic Development Dept of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin--Madison and by Ehlers. The 6 steps of project prioritization by MSA and cybersecurity by Incrediblebank round out the articles. Curt Witynski also provides a review of the legislative session to date and Claire Silverman provides an overview of recreational immunity.
The July E-Muni takes a deep dive into the magazine's articles on the economy and provides direct links to the legal articles.
A plethora of Opportunities, Events and Funding are provided in the July E-Newsletter.
The June issue is focused on new officials and includes articles on leadership, the impact of the pandemic on municipal financing and important legal distinctions that make governing different from running a business. Every April an average of about 800 officials take office for the first time. Welcome!
The League’s June 2020 E-Newsletter with Opportunities, Events, Grants & Training For You
The June E-Muni, the League’s Deep Dive into the magazine, includes direct links to the legal articles from the March, April and May articles as well as the June issue.
Wisconsin does indeed adapt! The League’s May magazine includes a photo album that depicts life in the first few weeks of the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who provided photos! There are also a lot of screenshots. What stands out is how innovative, resilient and community building local government is in this moment - and frankly always. You are truly leading your communities both through the every day and the extraordinary.
Wisconsin needs more housing for families and workers, for young people and for people who are older. Whether you call it affordable or workforce housing, it is home to someone. The April magazine covers all kinds of housing, covers planning for housing, removing barriers and includes success stories.