WTA creates a wide array of educational opportunities on pertinent topics for town officials. A three-day Convention is held annually in the fall of the year. A series of District Meetings are held across the state during the latter half of winter. Ad hoc daylong seminars are created as necessary or desired. At the grassroots level, regularly held County Unit Meetings typically feature guest speakers as arranged by the unit’s chairperson, to include WTA Staff and outside officials affecting town operations. WTA also co-sponsors educational opportunities with various other professional organizations, such as workshops and WisLine programs with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center, and much more.
See below for more information about a current or past educational opportunity:
2016 Convention Materials
Mobile Applications to Streamline Road Maintenance
Presented by: Todd Halvorson & Andy Zimmer, MSA Professional Services
Data Breach Risks
Presented by: Bill Kriese, Rural Mutual Insurance
The Invasives Are Coming
Presented by: Mike Hillstrom & Bernie Williams, WI DNR
Understanding and Collecting Personal Property Tax
Presented by: Atty. Philip Freeburg, UWEX Local Government Center
Presented by: Atty. Rick Manthe, WTA Legal Counsel
Recycling Requirements for Town Responsible Units
Presented by: Jennifer Semrau & Angela Carey, WI DNR
Presented by: Tom Beekman, WI DOT
Presented by: Cameron Bump, WI DNR
Crude Oil by Rail
Presented by: Brian Satula, WI Emergency Management
Rebecca Ryan's E-Book Links:
ReGENERATION A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders - https://www.dropbox.com/s/oval50y48z4j4d1/ReGENERATION_Final.pdf?dl=0
Live First Work Second - https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cgus8565oex5re/LFWS_eBook.pdf?dl=0
UW-Extension Local Government Center hosted teleconferences on a variety of topics with statewide locations.
Free Powerpoint Webinars Available from DOJ
on Open Meetings & Public Records Law
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has recently made available additional materials on its open government webpage. These now include powerpoints and powerpoint webinars on the topics of open meetings law and public records law, respectively. Please CLICK HERE to go to this DOJ webpage.
Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities
Please CLICK HERE to see a 44 page pdf guidebook titled "Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities." It contains information on housing, transportation, environmental and economic matters.