Cities and Villages in Wisconsin

“Cities and villages are general-purpose units of government providing essential urban services like police, fire, water, and sewer in a defined geographic area. Cities and villages in Wisconsin are incorporated municipalities and are created at the request of their inhabitants.” –A Citizen’s Guide to Wisconsin Cities and Villages

An excellent overview of cities and villages in Wisconsin can be found on the website of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

Specialists from the Local Government Center frequently make presentations at annual conferences and workshops organized by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

The League recently published this editorial on getting people to run for local office (see page 5). If you are interested in running, please view these items on Running For Elected Office prepared by the Local Government Center.

The Local Government Center web site contains the following information about cities and villages.

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