The Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, Inc. will collaborate with others to find solutions for the efficient delivery and funding of local government services consistent with the needs of our citizens.

05/05/09 Wisconsin Rural Summit June 5, 2009

03/31/09 - Top 50 Innovations in Government - Two From Wisconsin!

Programs Compete for 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards
Cambridge, Mass., – March 31, 2009 –

Municipally Imposed Tax & Expenditure Limits

"Municipally Imposed Tax & Expenditure Limits", Leah Brooks & Justin Phillips; Land Lines 21(2009), Lincoln Institute of Land Pollicy;
The authors surveyed over 350 municipal governments in the United States to learn the extent and characteristics of locally imposed tax and expenditure limits (TELs).  They found that one in eight survey respondents had imposed some form of TEL.  Their research compared characteristics of the TELs imposed as well as the municipalities that imposed these restrictions on themselves.


E-government refers to the use of information and communication technology to provide and improve government services, transactions and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government.  It is a critically important tool for improving the efficiency local government services while improving the quality of service delivery, promoting citizen engagement and providing transparency of government.
In March 2009 the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin City/County Managers Association co-sponsored with other organizations a conference at the University of Illinois Chicago called "Beyond the Web Page - An E-Government Workshop." 

04/20/09 - From Sandbags to Sanity: Lessons From the Floods of 2008

Monday, April 20, 2009
Monona Terrace/Hall of Ideas

Small Towns Big Ideas - Case Studies in Small Town Community Economic Development

Small Towns Big Ideas - Case Studies in Small Town Community Economic Development, Will Lamb, December 2008; Published by University of North Carolina School of Government and Rural Economic Development Center; 256 pages;

03/26/09 - Minnesota Cities Counties Explore Funding Ideas

Energy Independent Communities - June Meeting

June 29th, 2009 Stevens Point, <

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