Type of Jurisdictions Involved

County

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

  • Columbia County;
  • Dodge County;
  • Green Lake County;
  • Jefferson County;
  • Marquette County;
  • Sauk County

County

Columbia

Dodge

Green Lake

Jefferson

Marquette

Sauk

Region

Central

Type of Agreement

Organizing Agreement

Implementation and Incubation

  • Created in the 1970s
  • At this time, regional planning commissions were being formed across the state
  • Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, and Sauk Counties were denied attempts at creating their own regional planning commission for the four-county area
  • The ICCC was then formed to help to address issues and concerns of the area
  • The by-laws state the purpose of the ICCC shall be: "...to foster a cooperative effort in resolving problems, establishing priorities, exchanging information, and providing educational programs."
  • Other counties left their respective RPCs and joined the ICCC
  • UW-Extension officials of the counties help to facilitate topics and meetings

Factors Involved

  • Realization of similar regional interests
  • Desire to protect rural interests amongst the urban centers of the area

Benefits

Results

  • 10 meetings held per year
  • UW Extension agents facilitate meetings, topics, speakers, etc.
  • Meetings rotate in location
  • State and federal legislators are invited to the meetings
  • Wisconsin Counties Association provides an update at all meetings
  • Issues are able to be brought before the legislators and the Wisconsin Counties Association
  • County Board members and staff attend meetings
  • Greater communication and trust between counties
  • Sharing of services being explored
  • Group lobbying efforts

LGI has been receiving meeting documents since April 2012.  These are posted below:
2016 - February
Agenda - County Board Orientation Processes
 
2015 - December
Agenda - The Three R's of Government Employment - Recruiting, Retaining and Rewarding, Carlson Dettman
 
2015 - November
Agenda - Opportunities offered by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Pat Schramm
Minutes
2016 Schedule
 
2015 - October
Agenda - Cooperative Extension: Transforming Today’s Extension for Tomorrow’s Possibilities, Rick Klemme
Minutes
Sign-in Sheet
 
2015 - August
Agenda - Economic Development in the ICC Region After the Great Recession, Gary Green
Minutes
Presentation - Economic Development in the ICC Region After the Great Recession, Gary Green
Sign-in Sheet
 
2015 - July
Agenda - County Leadership & Culture
Minutes
 
2015 - June
Agenda - Formal and Informal Multi-County Partnerships
Minutes
Newspaper article about meeting
 
2015 - May
Agenda - Economic Development
Minutes
Sign-in Sheet
2015 - April
Agenda - State of the County Health
Minutes
Sign-in Sheet
2015 - March
Agenda - Transportation Planning
Minutes
Sign-in Sheet
2015 - February
Agenda - Substance Abuse in the Counties
Minutes
Sign-in Sheet
 
2014 - December
Agenda - Using Social Media in County Government
Minutes
Presentation - Communications Strategies - Telling Your County's Story
Presentation - Developing Your Social Media Program
Presentation - Legal Issues - Records and Social Media
 
2014 - November
Agenda - County Budgets & Finance
Minutes
Presentation - State Budget
Sign-in Sheet
 
2014 - October
Agenda - County Security & Safety
Minutes
Presentation - DNR (no handout)
2014 - September
Agenda - ICC Programming
Minutes - ideas for future presentations
Presentation (none)
2014 - August
Agenda - Working Effectively with State Agencies
Minutes
Presentation - 2015 Program Planning
ICC Roster
Article about this meeting from Portage Daily Register
2014 - July
Agenda - DOT Presentation
Minutes
Presentation - DOT Contact Handout
ICC Roster
2014 - June
Agenda - Surface & Groundwater Management
Minutes
Presentation
2014 - May

2014 - April

2014 - March

  • Agenda - What is Economic Development: Concepts & Practices
  • Minutes

Presentation Material:

2014 - February

2013 - December

2013 - November

2013 - October (no Sept. meeting)

2013 - August

2013 - July

2013 - June

2013 - May

2013 - April

  • Agenda
  • Minutes - Legislative Update, Sand Fracking, Matt Kures - Economic & Demographic Trends

2013 - March

  • Agenda
  • Minutes - Financial Literacy Key to Economic Development

2013 - February

  • Agenda
  • Minutes - Regional Economic Development Panel, MadREP & NewNorth

2013 - January - no meeting
2012 - December

  • Agenda
  • Minutes - Workforce Development & 2013-2015 State Budget

2012 - November

2012 - October

2012 - August

2012 - July

2012 - June

2012 - May

2012 - April

2012 - March

2011 - 2012 ICC Program
 

Web Site

Project Contact

Martin Havlovic 
(608) 297-3137
martin.havlovic@ces.uwex.edu

Contact

 
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