The ICMA Midwest Region abides by a rotation agreement in the selection of a Midwest Vice President to ensure fair representation on the ICMA board for all Midwest states. WCMA members who are also ICMA members recently received notice of an extension to the deadline to the ICMA Vice Presidential process due to a lack of diversity in the candidate pool. The ICMA Midwest Presidents responded to the ICMA Board Decision to not honor the rotation agreement for the ICMA Midwest Vice Presidential process – please see the link below:
AARP wants to highlight your Municipality! AARP Wisconsin is looking for municipalities to nominate for inclusion in the 3rd edition of AARP's popular book, Where We Live. If you'd like to nominate your municipality, please send an overview of the project(s) your municipality has underway to ensure age-friendly outcomes to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 20
We are crowdsourcing great village and city projects for our Partner, AARP Livable Communities. See the message we received from Sam, the AARP Wisconsin Direct...or today and please comment with your great Wisconsin stories. Please provide your email in the comment and we will forward all of the information to Sam and his team.
"AARP is putting together “Where We Live” 3.0 and I would love to highlight another Wisconsin community that is doing something innovative in the active/livable/age-friendly worlds and give them some national exposure for it. The City of Marshfield got into version 2.0 for their intergenerational day care center and I know there are great projects going on in our communities regardless of any official designation."
Join others in public service for our first annual women’s event! Be prepared to be encouraged, challenged, and motivated as we discuss the many factors that impact women in local government. Among the topics discussed will be navigating uncomfortable situations, how to be your own best advocate, and how to have difficult conversations. All in local government, including any level of management or leadership, are invited to attend!
10:00 a.m. Opening Session, Heidi V...oorhees, President, Gov HR USA
11:45 a.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion
2:30 p.m. Closing Keynote, Valerie Salmons, Retired Village Administrator, Village of Bartlett - Illinois
Registration for WCMA's first Women's Event is now open! http://wcma-wi.org/277/WCMA-Womens-Event
Mark your calendars- the ICMA Annual Conference is approaching fast! Information about keynotes can be found at http://www.wcma-wi.org/DocumentCenter/View/1100 and registration information can be found at http://www.wcma-wi.org/DocumentCenter/View/1099. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Pathways to Public Service FELLOWSHIP Available
About the Fellowship
The Pathways to Public Service Fellowship is a joint effort among local governments in southeast Wisconsin to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in public sector service. The program is being administered by the Public Policy Forum (PPF), a 104-year-old nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the effectiveness of government in southeast Wisconsin....
The objectives of the Pathways program are to 1) market the public sector as an exciting and fulfilling career opportunity to students; and 2) provided interested students with opportunities to engage in entry-level public sector work while completing their studies in order to expose them to the profession and provide a foundation for public sector career options and future employment. The ultimate goal is to attract, expose, and retain enthusiastic individuals with a passion for public service.
For more information please go to: http://www.publicpolicyforum.org/pathways-public-service. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
The 2017 WCMA Winter Conference Registration is now open! The conference will be held March 1-3, 2017 in Oshkosh at the Best Western Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center. For more information please check out our conference brochure and registration information at: http://www.wcma-wi.org/172/WCMA-Conference-Center
Our hearts go out to the thousands affected by the wildfires raging through TN. Among those who have lost their homes is Gatlinburg City Manager Cindy Ogle, pas...t vice president of ICMA. The Tennessee City Management Association and Municipal League have set up a fund to help city employees. Find more information on how to support them and City Manager, Cindy Ogle, in this article:
VOTE RIVER FALLS! The City has been nominated as a Best Local Government Employer by ELGL, a national organization serving local government leaders. River Falls... is on the short list for the award, which includes Denver, CO, and Evanston, IL. Currently RF is ranked 2nd! Voting deadline is Nov. 23. Thank you!