Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
December 17th, 2009
Presentations from the 3rd Quarter Energy Independent Communities meeting are now posted here.
Tax Foundation – October 9, 2009
The Public Policy Forum hosted a Viewpoint Luncheon entitled "Local Government Finance in Crisis: A View from the Trenches," to discuss the financial challenges facing the region's largest governments. Panelists included: Norm Cummings, Director of Administration, Waukesha County; Jerome Heer, Director of Audits, Milwaukee County; Wally Morics, Comptroller, City of Milwaukee; and Michelle Nate, Chief Financial Officer, Milwaukee Public Schools. The event, sponsored by Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, The PFM Group, and SysLogic, took place on September 21, 2009 at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee.
The Local Government Institute of Wisconsin (LGI) has contracted with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (Baker Tilly) to conduct research regarding opportunities and challenges to improving local government structure, organization, and efficiency in Wisconsin. We are requesting your participation in this research project by completing a short survey about intergovernmental cooperation in your community.
Registrations are currently being accepted at http://www.weda.org/calendar/conferences/2009-fall/workshop.html for the energy independence workshop:
Planning & Managing Energy Resources in Local Government
Sept. 23, 2009
5051 Fairview Dr
Local Option Municipal Sales Tax:
A “Win-Win” Alternative?
The Local Government Center (LGC) at University of Wisconsin Extension is working on the second edition to their publication Performance Measurement, Benchmarking and Outcome-Based Budgeting For Wisconsin Local Government. In putting together this second edition, the Local Government Center is developing a better set of benchmarks and indices. They will be working with 20 local units of government (counties, cities, villages and towns) which have agreed to participate in a pilot program to test the new measures developed by the Local Government Center.