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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. Please join us September 22-24 in Sauk County.
WCA also hosts the "WCA Marketplace" in conjunction with the conference that features vendors offering services and goods to county government.
- » Watch a video here on the benefits of the WCA Marketplace
- » Learn more about the 2019 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.
- 2019 WCA Annual Conference
- September 22, 2019, 11:30 AM - September 24, 2019, 12:45 PM
- Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
- 1305 Kalahari Drive
- Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
- Phone: 877-254-5466
- Early Registration Begins: 5/1/2019
- Late Registration Begins: 8/3/2019
- DELEGATE REGISTRATION FEES
- WCA Member County Delegate - $175.00 (Late Registration Fee: $220.00)
- State Official/Employee or Private Sector registrations - $210.00 (Late Registration Fee: $250.00)
- WCA Member County Delegate: First Term New Supervisor: Free Registration - $0.00 (Late Registration Fee: $0.00)
- SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION FEES
- COMBINATION - Basic Conference Registration and Spouse/Guest Tour - $105.00 (Late Registration Fee: $125.00)
- Spouse/Guest Tour ONLY - $40.00 (Late Registration Fee: $50.00)
- Spouse/Guest Basic Conference Registration ONLY - $80.00 (Late Registration Fee: $90.00)
- For information contact:
- Cheryl A. Fleck -- Email
- (866) 404-2700
A full refund of conference registration fees will be made if written notice of cancellation is received by WCA no later than Friday, August 2, 2019. Cancellations made after August 2 and before August 12 will be subject to a $25 handling fee. There will be no refunds given after August 12, 2019. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the WCA Office.
2019 WCA Annual Legislative Exchange
Madison Concourse Hotel (Map)
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
The two-day meeting provides a briefing on legislative proposals affecting counties and reports by WCA legislative staff and state officials.
Early Registration Begins: 12/14/2018
Late Registration Begins: 1/19/2019
DELEGATE REGISTRATION FEES
WCA Member County Delegate - $150.00 (Late Registration Fee: $160.00)
State Official/Employee or Private Sector - $225.00 (Late Registration Fee: $240.00)
TUESDAY SPOUSE/GUEST FOOD TICKETS
WCA Member Spouse/Guest Tuesday Lunch Ticket - $16.00 (Late Registration Fee: $16.00)
Non-Member Spouse/Guest Tuesday Lunch Ticket - $25.00 (Late Registration Fee: $25.00)
WEDNESDAY SPOUSE/GUEST FOOD TICKETS
WCA Member Spouse/Guest Wednesday Breakfast Ticket - $16.00 (Late Registration Fee: $16.00)
Non-Member Wednesday Spouse/Guest Breakfast Ticket - $25.00 (Late Registration Fee: $25.00)
WCA Member Spouse/Guest Wednesday Boxed Lunch Ticket - $10.00 (Late Registration Fee: $10.00)
Non-Member Wednesday Spouse/Guest Boxed Lunch Ticket - $10.00 (Late Registration Fee: $10.00)
WCA COUNTY RECEPTION
WCA Member County Delegate - $0.00 (Late Registration Fee: $0.00)
State Official/Employee or Private Sector - $0.00 (Late Registration Fee: $0.00)
WCA COUNTY RECEPTION SPOUSE/GUEST
WCA Member County Spouse/Guest - $0.00 (Late Registration Fee: $0.00)
State Official/Employee or Private Sector Spouse/Guest - $0.00 (Late Registration Fee: $0.00)
For information contact:
Cheryl A. Fleck -- Email
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.
2019 Annual Conference & Marketplace
September 22-24, 2019
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
WCA Annual Conference
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!
Agenda and Other Materials
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.
|8/28/17||Navigating Issues Related to Public Safety Bargaining, Discipline, Investigating Officer Involved Deaths and Recent Legal Decisions Impacting Law Enforcement||4.5 hours|
2016 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.
2019 WCA Educational Seminars
- Environment and Land Use: How Counties Protect Land & Water (4/22/2019)
Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) is excited to host a panel of experts to explore a variety of environment and land use issues, including water quality, zoning, land use planning, and recycling. At a time when the state has identified clean drinking water as a top priority, it is important to hear how the landscape is changing from an environmental standpoint. Communities across Wisconsin are finding innovative approaches to environment and land use and Wisconsin's counties are at the forefront of this innovation. This seminar will provide an overview of what counties are doing to provide citizens with smart planning, abundant natural resources, as well as interesting approaches to making the most out of those precious state resources.
- Doing Our Part! How Municipal Waste & Recycling Programs Protect the Environment (4/22/2019)
- WI County Code Administrators: The Latest and Greatest on Zoning Wisconsin (4/22/2019)
- County Conservation Funding, Forests, and Groundwater Protection in Wisconsin (4/22/2019)
- How Counties Protect Land and Water (4/22/2019)
- The Opioid and Meth Epidemic: What Counties Can Do To Ease Wisconsin's Drug Epidemic (2/18/2019)
The methamphetamine and opioid epidemic has hit the nation hard. Wisconsin's counties face the epidemic daily on many fronts, including child welfare services, county jails, public health departments, and social/human services departments. Many counties are addressing the meth and opioid epidemic head on and are implementing programs at the local level to address the needs of those struggling with addiction. This seminar will provide an overview of the meth and opioid crisis in Wisconsin, as well as highlight several local programs aimed at curbing the negative impacts meth and opioid use have on communities across the state.
- Wisconsin's Opioid Crisis (2/18/2019)
- Dane County's Jail Opiate Project (2/18/2019)
- Opiate Recovery Project Treatment Services Informed Consent (2/18/2019)
- Client Expectations once they are involved in the Vivitrol Program (2/18/2019)
- Vivitrol Brochure (2/18/2019)
- Sauk County Overdose Death Review Team (2/18/2019)
- Kenosha County Opioid Initiative (2/18/2019)
- Overview of Meth Epidemic In Wisconsin (2/18/2019)
- KNOW METH Initiative (2/18/2019)
- KNOW METH Barron County (2/18/2019)
2019 WCA Legislative Exchange
- Legal Update: County Sales Tax and Shoreland Zoning (2/6/2019)
- WCA Government Affairs Staff: Legislative Update (2/5/2019)
2019 WCA Webinars
- A Practical Approach to Cyber Security (5/20/2019)
County governments rely on technology to deliver services to citizens, and the infrastructure behind these technology systems is under near-constant attack. This educational session will focus on practical ways that municipal governments can think about and respond to the risks associated with cyber security. Speaker - Sean Maday, Google Cloud, Cloud Engineer - Government
Listen to the 05/20/19 webinar here.
- Next Generation 9-1-1 and What It Means for Your County - Now (3/25/2019)
The future of 9-1-1 is now. Your 9-1-1 Agencies are facing a paradigm shift requiring them to implement new technology in order to accept text messages, images, video and other data to come. A crucial component of the paradigm shift is the move to IP, affecting how calls are routed and enabling communication across jurisdictions. Find out about the challenges affecting 9-1-1 Agencies in this new world and how to safely overcome them. Join our free webinar, hosted by Motorola Solutions, and learn what this vital service must do to better meet citizen expectations. Speaker - Tim Miller, NGCS Business, Motorola Solutions
Listen to the 03/25/19 webinar here.
- Digital Counties Outcomes & What Comes Next (1/21/2019)
The Digital County Symposium was a three-event series held in Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Cedarburg over the last 12 months sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association. This was a collaborative effort to reimagine how counties can provide various services while using modern technologies like Artificial Intelligence. This early vision has transitioned to a reality as Advancing AI Wisconsin's "The Digital County-Documentation of Outcomes" recaps the journey of 14 working groups and provides a detailed summary of the events. But what is the next step?
Oliver Buechse, My Strategy Source will host this webinar to discuss the outcomes of the Digital County events and provide ideas on how counties might take the next steps in artificial intelligence through the services they provide.
Listen to the 01/21/19 webinar here.
2018 WCA Annual Conference
- The Essentials of an Annual Budget Development Process - Program Evaluation, Prioritization, and Collaboration (9/25/2018)
- Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace (9/25/2018)
- Connecting the Dots between IT & Organizations: Definition List (9/25/2018)
- Ground Water Quality Issues and County Responses: Nitrate Well Water Taskforce (9/25/2018)
- Farm Bankruptcies and Their Impact on Counties (9/25/2018)
- Ground Water Quality Issues and County Responses (9/25/2018)
- Go Regional or Go Home! (9/25/2018)
- Register of Deeds in the New E-World (9/25/2018)
- Connecting the Dots between IT & Organizations (9/25/2018)
- Protecting Your County: Risk Management Best Practices (9/24/2018)
- Administration of Local Highway Programs (9/24/2018)
- The Future of Long-Term Care in WI-How Do County Nursing Homes Uniquely Assist to Meet the Needs of our Residents (9/24/2018)
- Foxconn in Wisconsin: What Does It Mean for My County - Handout (9/24/2018)
- Nonferrous Metallic Mining: County Challenged After Act 134 (9/24/2018)
- Foxconn in Wisconsin: What Does It Mean for My County (9/24/2018)
- County Perspectives & Recommendations to Address Wisconsin's Child Welfare Crisis (9/24/2018)
- County Perspectives & Recommendations to Address Wisconsin's Child Welfare Crisis: Caseload Standards for Child Protective Services (9/24/2018)
- County Perspectives & Recommendations to Address Wisconsin's Child Welfare Crisis: 2019-21 Recommended Biennial Budget Request (9/24/2018)
- County Perspectives & Recommendations to Address Wisconsin's Child Welfare Crisis: In the News.... (9/24/2018)
- County Perspectives & Recommendations to Address Wisconsin's Child Welfare Crisis: Review of Wisconsin's Child Protective Services Mandates (9/24/2018)
- If it Smells Funny, You Might have an Ethics Issue (9/24/2018)
- WI Act 185 Overview and Update (9/24/2018)