Wisconsin Counties Magazine

The official publication of the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Counties, is a monthly magazine and was first published in 1938. The magazine readership is close to 10,000 and provides officials with legislative news, county best practices, and in-depth coverage of issues affecting county government. See Wisconsin Counties Magazine on press.

January 2021
January 2021

The Executive Residence: 100 Years After Breaking Ground, 1921-2021
Wisconsin’s ‘Governor’s Mansion’ is not only the home of our Governors, but a jewel of Wisconsin history. Also, hear from Wisconsin’s four legislative leaders about their priorities for the new legislative session.

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February 2021
February 2021

Black History Month & Addressing Racial Equity in Wisconsin
To celebrate Black History Month, Wisconsin Counties magazine features a collection of articles that both celebrate black history and examine how Wisconsin is addressing racial equity. Also Inside: NACo’s Legislative Analysis of President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Rescue Plan.

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March 2021
March 2021

Transportation 
Transportation infrastructure is a building block of our economy and our communities. With the introduction of Governor Evers’ state budget, this edition explores all things transportation in the state of Wisconsin, including an update from the Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Transportation on the current funding in the budget for counties.

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April 2021
April 2021

Achieving Balance: The State-County Relationship
This edition explores the state-county relationship in Wisconsin from reviewing the history of county services and the state-county relationship’s impact on property taxes to an analysis of state mandates and the levy limit. Also Inside: NACo’s Legislative Analysis of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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May 2021
May 2021

JUSTICE REFORM
The May edition features a group of articles from experts in their field that explore justice reform, from criminal and youth justice reform to treatment alternatives and diversion programs in Wisconsin. Also Inside: The Research Room column explores the housing market during the pandemic.

June 2021
June 2021

WISCONSIN COUNTY CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS
This edition of Wisconsin Counties magazine checks in with Wisconsin’s county constitutional officers as we come out of an unprecedented year dealing with the challenges of the pandemic and a new legislative session has begun. After reaching out to each president of their respective associations, the county clerk, county clerks of circuit court, register of deeds, county treasurers, and county surveyors were able to contribute an update about their offices.

July 2021
July 2021

THE YEAR OF THE SUNFLOWER In celebration, the cover of this edition features the winning photo of the 2021 Discover Wisconsin Photo Contest. Meet the photographer who took this photo on a sunflower farm in Shawano County and read about other sunflower farms in Wisconsin. Also Inside: Local Redistricting in Wisconsin.

August 2021
August 2021

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Assisting local businesses by providing gap financing loans, helping them access state business expansion grants or credits, or convincing non-local businesses to expand or relocate in the community all make up economic development. This edition explores all the ways Wisconsin is working to grow. Also Inside: The Opioid Settlement. To read the August 2021 edition, click here. 

September 2021
September 2021

WELCOME TO LA CROSSE
La Crosse County is the host of the 2021 WCA Annual Conference – explore this scenic area while capitalizing on the educational opportunities of the conference. Stroll the picturesque downtown, take in the area’s signature sights, and remember that the La Crosse region is filled with historic locations. Also Inside: WCA State Budget Summary.

To read the September 2021 edition, click here.

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