Local Government Center News

For over 20 years UW-Extension’s Local Government Center
has been helping local government officials build their capacity to govern.

  • Assist with Extension’s research on COVID-19 messaging March 30, 2020
    Interested in assisting Extension’s research on COVID-19? Please help by taking this survey regarding message testing (e.g. which messages work better to get people to change their behavior).   https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5i00VlMF3dJ6cXH
  • New Election Worker Training and Recruitment March 27, 2020
    New Election Worker Training: The Local Government Education program has created a training program that follows Wisconsin Elections Commission training requirements for new election workers. This program includes a Zoom training video and corresponding Powerpoint that Local Government Clerks can use to train election workers. For more information, please co […]
  • Getting Involved with COVID-19 Data Science Input March 24, 2020
    The Data Science Institute has begun collecting and modeling data to track COVID-19 infection spread, both nationally and locally, collaborating with researchers across UW-Madison, at UWM, U Chicago, UW Health, and with local government and public health officials. The data scientists involved are ready to run models for Dane County, Madison, and the hospita […]
  • Board of Review Training 2020 March 20, 2020
    Board of Review 2020 videos and printed materials are available now . Visit the Local Government Center Board of Review site to order online. No mail-in order can be accepted at this time. If you mailed in an order before March 26, 2020, contact the Local Government Center. The Department of Revenue has issued an advisory […]
  • Voting and COVID-19 March 17, 2020
    For those of you who would like to inform people how they can vote by Absentee Ballot to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please go to the My Vote Wisconsin website at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/.  The absentee ballot instructions are at the top of the page on the right side of the black information border. Also, the Wisconsin State […]
  • UPDATE – Government Meetings and COVID-19 March 16, 2020
    March 26, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures cause government officials and bodies to consider alternatives to creating a risk of spreading the virus by assembling people to conduct meetings of governmental bodies. Teleconferences and video conferences to conduct meetings is one alternative, yet the public needs adequate access under the […]
  • News and Notices Spring 2020 March 4, 2020
    Fall Workshop Attendance Breaks Record The Local Government Center ended its 2019 Fall Town and Village Workshops with record-breaking attendance. Nearly 900 participants attended nine workshops across the state of Wisconsin. This would not have been possible without the assistance and collaboration of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the UW-Transportati […]
  • 2020 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series Underway February 19, 2020
    Programs will be delivered by webinar. (If you have limited or no Internet access, it is possible to listen by phone.) Programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, members of planning bodies, citizens, attorneys and land use planners. Each session includes the opportunity to participate with questions and comments. Programs host […]
  • Upcoming Local Government Programs February- March 2020 February 3, 2020
    Click here to open a PDF of Upcoming Local Government Events February- March 2020  
  • News and Notices Spring 2019 June 26, 2019
    News and Notices Spring 2019 We’ve Moved The Local Government Center’s new address is: 702 Langdon Street, Suite 111 Madison, WI  53706 Center email:  lgc@extension.wisc.edu Website and telephone numbers remain the same (see below). Choice of Two for 2019 Board of Review This year’s Board of Review training offers two choices: 1) How to Conduct […]