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2021 WCA Annual Conference

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Monday. September 27, 2021 Concurrent Workshops

Local Redistricting in Wisconsin: Legislative Reference and Technology Bureaus (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Zach Robinson, GIS Analyst and Outreach Coordinator, Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB)

Local Redistricting in Wisconsin: Legislative Reference and Technology Bureaus (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Joseph Kreye, Senior Coordinating Attorney, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

Groundwater Quality Update (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Fred Clark, Executive Director, Wisconsin Green Fire

Issues Impacting the Wisconsin Sheriff: Funding, Jail Administration and Support Services (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Badger State Sheriffs’ Association

Creating Tax Sustainability in the Future (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Mark O’Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association and Dale Knapp, Director, Forward Analytics

COVID-19: Where Are We Now (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Nikki Brady, MD; Chief Medical Officer, WI/MI-Employer & Individual

Best Practices on Cybersecurity: A Focus on Principles (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Seth Johnson, Risk Management Consultant/Cybersecurity Specialist and Josh Dirkse, Director of Client Services, Aegis (A Charles Taylor Company)

Restorative Justice (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
Jonathan Scharrer, University of Wisconsin Law School

Working Toward Positive Change Against Systemic Racism and Inequality (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
Martha L. Barry, PhD, Chief Racial Justice Officer, YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin; Paula Penebaker, Executive Advisor, YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

Transportation Funding (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
Joel Nilsestuen, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Purpose and Compassion at Work (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
John McHugh, Director of Corporate Communications, Kwik Trip, Inc.

Broadband (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
Bill Esbeck, Executive Director, Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association

Roles in Real Life: Executives, Administrators and Administrative Coordinators (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Joshua Schoemann, County Executive, Washington County; Brent Miller, County Administrator, Sauk County; Lolita Olson, Administrative Coordinator/County Clerk, Washburn County

County Surveyors: Essential Network Worthy of Protection (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Bryan Meyer, County Surveyor, La Crosse County

Your Buildings’ Future: The Power to Choose (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Bill Snow, Madison Territory Manager, Garland; Rhett Surman, Milwaukee Territory Manager, Garland

Tuesday. September 28, 2021 Concurrent Workshops

The Latest on Multi-Modal Transportation (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Gary R. Goyke, President, Gary Goyke & Associates

The County Role in Siting Renewable Energy (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Rebecca J. Roeker, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Countywide EMS: Overview and Success Stories (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Brian Donaldson, Chief of EMS, Waushara County

Mental Health Crisis Services Overview and Initiatives (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Kate Luster, LCSW, Rock County Human Services Director; Bette Trimble, LPC, Rock County Crisis Services Program Manager

Public Broadcasting of County Proceedings (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Andrew Phillips, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Behind the Scenes – Financing, Feasibility and Site Selection for Transformative Community Projects (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
Brad Elmer, Managing Director and Dan Kennelly, Director; Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors

Child Support: Services, Funding and Impacts on Counties (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
WCSEA President and Monroe County Child Support Director Pamela Pipkin; WCSEA Vice President and Wood County Child Support Director Brent Vruwink

Strategic Planning and Use of ARPA Funds (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
Andrew Phillips and Jake Curtis, Attorneys, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Reacting to a Pandemic and Being Prepared for the Next (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
Dawn Sericati, Assistant Director IT, Washington County; Shawn Smith, CIO, Kenosha County

Governing for Equity (9:15-10:15 a.m.)
Marcelia Nicholson, Chairwoman, Milwaukee County Board; Jeff Roman, Executive Director of the Office on African American Affairs; Isaac Rowlett, Strategy Director

Recruiting and Retaining the Future Workforce (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Rebecca Deschane, Vice President, Talent Development, New North, Inc.

Wisconsin’s Youth Justice System (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Shelby McCulley, Director, Bureau of Youth Services, Division of Safety & Permanence, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Who’s Leaving? Wisconsin’s Migration Challenge & Its Impact on the Workforce (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Dale Knapp and Kevin Dospoy, Forward Analytics

UW Madison Extension and Wisconsin Counties Partnership (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Karl Martin, Dean and Director, UW-Madison Extension et. a.l.

Electric Vehicles: Transportation of the Future (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Lorrie Lisek, Executive Director, Wisconsin Clean Cities

2021 WCA County Leadership Meetings

Monday, August 16, 2021 (8/16/2021)

  • View Medical College of Wisconsin President & CEO Dr. John Raymond’s presentation here.

2021 WCA Webinars

County and Community Opportunities to Leverage Local ARPA Funds to Support Child Care (9/13/2021)

  • View the September 13, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the presentation from the webinar here.

Out of Order! Parliamentary Procedure-The Advanced Session (5/3/2021)

  • View the May 3, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the presentation from the webinar here.

CAP Team: Human Services Day at the Capitol (4/13/2021)

  • View the April 13, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the presentation from the webinar here.

Out of Order! Parliamentary Procedure Basics for Effective and Efficient Meetings (3/29/2021)

  • View the March 29, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the presentation from the webinar here.

County Redistricting in the Face of U.S. Census Reporting Delays: Part Two (2/24/2021)

  • View the February 24, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the handout from the webinar, “Redistricting Changes Key Dates and Proposed Timeline,” here.

County Redistricting in the Face of U.S. Census Reporting Delays (2/9/2021)

  • View the February 9, 2021 webinar here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Four-Part SeriesBuilding a Foundation:
Wisconsin County Efforts-Working with Community Partners (2/22/2021)

  • View the February 22, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the presentation from the webinar here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Four-Part SeriesBuilding a Foundation:
Webinar 3: Getting Started: Moving from Words to Action (2/15/2021)

  • View the February 15, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the Benoy Jacob, Ph.D. presentation here.
  • See the “Governing For Equity Implementing an Equity Lens in Local Government” by Benoy Jacob, Ph.D. here.
  • View the “Racism as a Public Health Crisis” Kenosha Sample Resolution here.
  • View the Kenosha County Racial Equity Commission Mission Statement here.
  • View Kenosha County’s Approach to Racial Equity here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Four-Part SeriesBuilding a Foundation:
Webinar 2: Racism as a Public Health Crisis (2/8/2021)

  • View the February 8, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the February 8, 2021 presentation slides here.
  • See the February 8, 20201 webinar resource listing here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Four-Part SeriesBuilding a Foundation:
Webinar 1: The County Role in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (2/1/2021)

  • View the February 1, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the February 1, 2021 presentation slides here.
  • See Milwaukee County Strategic Plan here.
  • See the Milwaukee County Ordinance No. 20-4, File No. 20-174 here.
  • View the Milwaukee County Racial Equity Tool here.
  • See The Root article, Milwaukee County Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis, here.

The Evolving World of Energy Production and the County Role in Approval and Siting

  • View the January 25, 2021 webinar here.
  • See the presentation from the webinar here.

2021 WCA Virtual Legislative Exchange

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

2020 WCA Webinars

Guidance on First Amendment Auditors (10/7/2020)
On October 7, 2020, Attorneys Andrew Phillips, Kyle Gulya and Ryan Heiden of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. provided guidance on interactions with first amendment auditors, along with strategies in managing the safety and confidentiality concerns related to the affairs of county business.

Advancing Broadband in Wisconsin (9/9/2020)
This WCA Webinar, “Advancing Broadband in Wisconsin,” was held September 9, 2020 and includes speakers Jack Votava of Forward Analytics and Tom Asp and Jim Weikert of Power System Engineering.

Watch the September 9, 2020 “Advancing Broadband in Wisconsin” webinar by clicking here.

Virtual Meeting: What Stays the Same and What has to Change (8/6/2020)
While trying to juggle all the complexities of operating during a pandemic and continuing to meet the needs of constituents, most leaders try to force the same old in-person meeting format and content onto a video platform, hoping for the best. But even the most effective teams are learning there are all new pitfalls to look out for and new ways of communicating that are needed in order to be successful virtually. Join Kim Clist Fons, from Blue Wysteria Coaching and Consulting, and explore how to have consistently effective meetings on-line and how this one step is an integral part of being a Highly Effective Team. Speaker: Kim Clist Fons, M.Ed., ACC, UWCPC – President and Founder of Blue Wysteria Coaching and Consulting, a Certified Leadership and Team Coach, community and organizational development facilitator, and professional skills educator.

Watch the August 6, 2020 webinar, Virtual Meeting: What Stays the Same and What has to Change by clicking here.

County Officials Workshops (COWS) – WI Public Records Law / Ethics & Conflicts of Interest (6/29/2020)
TOPICS OF THIS WEBINAR: Wisconsin’s Public Records Law, and Ethics & Conflicts of Interest. This webinar is a unique opportunity for both newly elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn from experienced educators about best practices and avoiding the pitfalls of governance.

Watch the June 29, 2020 COWS webinar clicking here.

County Officials Workshops (COWS) – Running Effective Meetings / County Budgeting (6/22/2020)
TOPICS OF THIS WEBINAR: Running Effective Meetings and County Budgeting. This webinar is a unique opportunity for both newly elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn from experienced educators about best practices and avoiding the pitfalls of governance.

Watch the June 22, 2020 COWS webinar clicking here

County Officials Workshops (COWS) – WI Open Meetings Law / Agendas & Minutes (6/15/2020)
TOPICS OF THIS WEBINAR: Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law, and Agendas & Minutes. This webinar is a unique opportunity for both newly elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn from experienced educators about best practices and avoiding the pitfalls of governance.

Watch the June 15, 2020 COWS webinar clicking here.

County Officials Workshops (COWS) – Who We Are / Roles & Responsibilities (6/8/2020)
TOPICS OF THIS WEBINAR: Who We Are: The UW-Madison Division of Extension Local Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association and Roles & Responsibilities.This webinar is a unique opportunity for both newly elected county government officials and veterans of the county board to learn from experienced educators about best practices and avoiding the pitfalls of governance.

Watch the June 8, 2020 COWS webinar clicking here.

2021 Decennial Redistricting Overview Webinar (4/28/2020)
WCA hosted a webinar on April 28, 2020 on the 2021 Decennial Redistricting, which featured Ben Conard of von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Watch the April 28, 2020 webinar, 2021 Decennial Redistricting by clicking here.

2020 U.S. Census Webinar (2/24/2020)
WCA hosted a webinar on the U.S.Census, which featured Becky Schigiel of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Watch the February 24, 2020 WCA webinar on the U.S. Census by clicking here.

2020 WCA Educational Seminars

Cyber Security: Threats to Local Government (7/13/2020)
This educational seminar focused on cyber security and its impact on county government. Topics will include elections security, employee training and risk management best practices, and security concerns. Our panel of experts include those from the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation, and von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Session One
Emerging Cyber Threats, Employee Training & Cyber Incident Response Plans
Presented by Josh Dirkse, Aegis Corporation

Session Two
Investigating Cyber Breach and Security Concerns in the Year of COVID-19
Presented by Joseph M. Russell, von Briesen & Roper, s.c

Session Three
Election Security in Wisconsin
Presented by Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin Elections Commission

Session Four
NACo Cyber Security Part 1
Presented by Rita Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Counties (NACo)

Session Five
NACo Cyber Security Part 2
Presented by Rita Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Counties (NACo)

Preparing for the County Board Organization Meeting and Orientation for Newly Elected county Board Supervisors (1/13/2020)
This seminar will cover in detail, county government authority, roles and responsibilities of county supervisors, election of officers, adoption of the county board’s procedural rules, and county board organization. Topics also include committee structure; how committee members are appointed; resolutions and ordinances and how they are introduced and processed; and, agendas and who is responsible for them and how items get on the agenda. Eau Claire County officials will also present information on their orientation program for newly elected county supervisors.

County Government Authority, Administrative Structure Options, and the Roles and Responsibilities of County Board Members (1/13/2020)

County Board Organizational Meeting (1/13/2020)

Running Effective Meetings – Rules of Decorum (1/13/2020)

2020 Wisconsin Counties Association Board Orientation (1/13/2020)

Three Forms of County Government (1/13/2020)

Basic Information on Motions (1/13/2020)

County Supervisor Job Description (1/13/2020)

Questions on Roles and Responsibilities Presentation (1/13/2020)

WI County Code Administrators: The Latest and Greatest on Zoning WisconsinGovernment Structure Map (2018) (1/13/2020)

Jefferson County Register of Deeds Staci Hoffman testified today before the Senate Committee on Housing, Commerce, and Trade on SB 590, which deals with requirements related to condominium documents. @NACoTweets

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