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.

December 2020
December 2020

Looking Back: Closing the Door on 2020
Looking back on an unprecedented year, the authors in this edition of the magazine, including Governor Tony Evers, UW System President Tommy Thompson, and other public policy leaders, provide perspective on a year of challenges.  View the December 2020 edition here.

November 2020
November 2020

The signing of the Great American Outdoors Act ensures permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, for which Wisconsin has received more than $200 million in funding over the past five decades, including protecting and providing public access to places like the the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, and the North Country Scenic Trail.  To view the November 2020 edition, click here.

October 2020
October 2020
Adapting to a New Normal
County Government Adjustments in the COVID-19 Era
The October edition of the magazine presents a collection of articles from experts exploring the challenges of and offering solutions for operating county government during the pandemic. To view the October 2020 edition click here.
September 2020
September 2020

Reshaping the 2020 WCA Annual Conference
In this edition of the magazine, eight conference workshop presenters have graciously transformed their presentations into seven full-length, feature articles and one legal issues column. With topics ranging from the use of veterans in the workforce to anti-human trafficking resources, this collection of articles provides a wealth of knowledge from experts in their fields. To view the September 2020 edition click here.

August 2020
August 2020

Budgeting in Times of Uncertainty
Arguably the most important policy document of county government, the budget reflects the priorities of the county, determines what services are offered, and determines the amount of taxes to be collected from the public. The articles included in this edition are resources for county officials in order to plan early for the 2021 budget process. To view this month’s edition click here.

July 2020
July 2020

The broadband infrastructure in this nation has been uniquely tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. The July edition of the magazine examines both the strengths and weaknesses of this critical infrastructure from a variety of perspectives. To view this month’s edition click here.

June 2020
June 2020

The June magazine celebrates National Dairy Month by exploring farming in Wisconsin, including a profile of one family farm, the rural economy, farmer mental health during COVID-19, as well as an in depth look at large livestock siting. ALSO INSIDE: The 2019-2020 Legislative Session Wrap-Up. To view this month’s edition click here.

May 2020
May 2020

Treasurers are coming together to strengthen Wisconsin and in this edition of the magazine you find out how! ALSO INSIDE: The biennial WCA brochure, County Government: History, Services, Funding, inserted into the edition, as well as the 2020 WCA Annual Conference tentative agenda. To view this month’s edition click here.

April 2020
April 2020

Consumers, policy makers, scientists, regulators, and industry all need to play a role in the identification, management, and remediation of PFAS contamination in the environment. This month’s edition of Wisconsin Counties magazine includes a number of articles outlining the history, identifying the stakeholders, outlining the priorities, and proposing possible solutions to this complex issue. To view this month’s edition click here.

March 2020
March 2020

This month’s edition of Wisconsin Counties magazine explores the issue of clean water in depth, including a series of articles from various stakeholders – Governor Tony Evers, state policy makers, county government officials, as well as public health professionals. To view this month’s edition click here.

February 2020
February 2020

In Wisconsin, strong federal, state, and local government partnerships are ensuring that a robust infrastructure is ready to meet the demands of the future. From deployment of FirstNet, to investing in the conversion from an analog to a digital NextGen 911 statewide network, the collection of articles in this edition of the magazine explores the status of emergency communications in Wisconsin. To view this month’s edition click here.

January 2020
January 2020

Across the state of Wisconsin, communities, organizations, and governments are celebrating the anniversary of suffrage for women in the United States. This edition helps us to remember that journey to suffrage with a number of articles that celebrate this incredible movement. To view this month’s edition click here.

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