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The WCA Annual Conference. WCA board meetings. Educational seminars. These are just a few of the many events the association plans, promotes and execute every year. From scheduling speakers to securing room blocks, an important part of the operations of the association come in the form of event coordination.
WCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The conference is held every fall in various locations around the state and is a unique opportunity for county officials to come together and learn from one another, as well as receive updates on county issues.
- » 2017 WCA Annual Conference Tentative Agenda
- » Hotel Map
- » Register online for the 2017 WCA Annual Conference
- » Conference Hotel Room Block Info
WCA also hosts the "WCA Marketplace" in conjunction with the conference that features vendors offering services and goods to county government.
- » See our new video on the benefits of the WCA Marketplace here!
- » Learn more about the 2017 WCA Marketplace
- » Be a sponsor or exhibitor by filling out our simple online form
Each February, WCA holds its annual Legislative Exchange in Madison. The two-day meeting provides a briefing on legislative proposals affecting counties and reports by WCA legislative staff and state officials.
- WCA Educational Seminar
- August 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Holiday Inn & Convention Center
- 1001 Amber Avenue
- Stevens Point, WI 54481
- Phone: 715-344-0200
"NAVIGATING ISSUES RELATED TO PUBLIC SAFETY BARGAINING, DISCIPLINE, INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED DEATHS AND RECENT LEGAL DECISIONS IMPACTING LAW ENFORCEMENT"
Are you and your personnel departments fully aware of the current trends in public safety bargaining? Is there anything new with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission? Are you aware of the Department of Justice guidance regarding investigating officer involved deaths? How do you properly discipline public safety employees? How do you manage off-duty misconduct issues? Are you aware of recent labor, employment and open meeting cases impacting law enforcement? This session presents a wonderful follow-up opportunity to dig deeper following the March workshop relating to public safety employee personnel issues. But even if you weren’t able to attend the March workshop, the topics are designed to provide fresh content. This WCA Educational Seminar offers county officials an opportunity to hear from experts on each of theses issues.
This workshop is ideal for county supervisors, county executives, county administrators/administrative coordinators, personnel and/or human resource directors, corporation counsel, and Sheriff’s office management as well as all other interested parties.
- Early Registration Begins: 7/27/2017
- Late Registration Begins: 8/18/2017
- Member Counties
- Delegates - $65.00 (Late Registration Fee: $65.00)
- Non-Member Counties/Other
- Delegates - $115.00 (Late Registration Fee: $115.00)
- For information contact:
- Jon Hochkammer
Cancellations made after August 18, 2017 but before August 22, 2017 are subject to a $20 handling fee. There will be no refunds given after August 23, 2017. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the WCA office.
The conference is held every fall in various locations around the state and is a unique opportunity for county officials to come together and learn from one another, as well as receive updates on county issues. WCA also hosts the "WCA Marketplace" in conjunction with the conference that features vendors offering services and goods to county government.
2017 Annual Conference & Marketplace
September 24-26, 2017
1305 Kalahari Dr.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center (Map)
Exhibitor or Sponsor» Learn more about the WCA Marketplace
» Be a sponsor or exhibitor by filling out our simple online form
» See our new video on the benefits of the WCA Marketplace here!
Contact Cheryl Fleck, WCA Marketing and Events Manager at 866.404.2700 or via email.
WCA sponsors educational seminars on a regular basis to keep county officials informed on changing laws and county responsibilities in a variety of programs. Please check here for topics for upcoming seminars, as well CLE credits.
|1/25/16||County Board Organizational Meeting||4.5 hours|
|2/29/16||Just Fix It||1 hour|
|5/23/16||Contracting 101: A Legal Perspective||1 hour|
|7/25/16||Navigating Employment Regulations and Investing in Effective Personnel Practices||2 hours|
|8/22/16||Open Meetings, Public Records, and Drafting Meeting Notices: What Every County Official Should Know||2 hours|
2015 CLE Credits
|4/20/15||Emergency Management for Counties||3.5 hours|
|6/22/15||Implements of Husbandry - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow||4.5 hours|
|7/20/15||Construction Contracts Made Easy||4.5 hours|
|8/17/15||Broadband Development and the Role of County Government||4.5 hours|
|10/19/15||Sustainability Success Stories||1 hour|
|11/16/15||Fraud Risk, Awareness, Prevention, Management and Response||4.5 hours|
|12/14/15||Evaluating Your County Departments||1 hour|
For a complete listing of CLE credits approved by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin's Board of Bar Examiners click here.
2017 WCA Webinars
- Town Hall Discussion - Open Meeting Law (7/7/2017)
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Krueger v. Appleton Area School District Board of Education, 2017 WI 70, that will have wide-ranging impact on schools, counties and local governments across the state. In a broad sense, the Court determined that there are potentially numerous committees comprised of staff and administration that may now be subject to the Open Meetings Law - historically, the prevailing opinion from most local government and school district groups were that such meetings were not subject to that law. Now, many are asking questions: What was the Court's decision really about? What are the practical ramifications of this ruling? What do public entities need to do going forward in order to comply with the law? While not all of the answers are clear just yet, local government and school districts have the unenviable task of making sure meetings of its employees do not run afoul of the Open Meetings law.
Listen to the 07.07.17 10 a.m. webinar here.
Listen to the 07.07.17 1 p.m. webinar here.
- Becoming Proactive with Facilities Asset Management and an Introduction to WIFMA (5/22/2017)
St. Croix County Facilities Director and Founder of Wisconsin Facilities Management Association (WIFMA), Jim Elsbury will share with you two methods to manage and maintain your facilities assets. Mr. Elsbury will also introduce WIFMA, the State's first association for Public Facilities Management employees. Mr. Elsbury will be joined in the webinar by Luke Perkerwicz, Co-Founder and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing of AkitaBox and Chad Rykal, Vice-President of CR-BPS.
Listen to the 05.22.17 webinar here.
- The State of Broadband in Wisconsin 2017 (2/27/2017)
State CIO David Cagigal and State Broadband Director Angie Dickison will discuss initiatives to improve broadband access in Wisconsin. Economic development, education, public safety and telemedicine are just a few areas where services can be improved. Funding sources at the federal and state level will play a critical role in addressing the underserved and unserved areas of the state. Public and private partnerships will also be critical to our success. What are the next steps government and private sector partners must take in order to understand the demand and priorities over the next few years?
Listen to the 02.27.17 webinar here.
- nEXT Generation Update, Recommendations, and Feedback (2/13/2017)
- UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and Director of Cooperative Extension Karl Martin will walk through the first in a series of recommendations regarding the nEXT Generation Update.
Listen to the 02.13.17 webinar here.