County Officials Workshops

County Officials Workshops

Following the spring elections in even numbered years, UW-Extension’s Local Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association co-sponsor day-long workshops to orient both new and continuing county officials, at several locations around the state. With turnover on county boards averaging about 25% each election cycle, board members need opportunities to learn more about their roles and responsibilities.

Join the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Education Program and the Wisconsin Counties Association for our 2022 County Officials Workshops which will be held in person in 2022.

THIS ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 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.


  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Budgeting
  • Open Meetings Law
  • Public Records Law
  • Ethics & Conflicts of Interest
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Agendas & Minutes

$75.00 includes instruction, materials, a morning snack and lunch.

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Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the workshops run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9
North Star Conference Center at Comfort Inn & Suites
5025 Cty Rd V
DeForest, WI 53532

Wednesday, May 11
Sleep Inn & Suites
5872 33rd Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Thursday, May 12
Hotel Mead & Conference Center
451 E. Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Monday, May 16
Ramada Richland Center
1450 Veterans Dr
Richland Center, WI 53581

Wednesday, May 18
Lakewoods Resort
21540 Cty Hwy M
Cable, WI 54821

Thursday, May 19
Reulands Conference Center
adjacent to AmericInn
700 U.S. Hwy 51 N
Minocqua, WI 54548

Friday, May 20
Radisson Hotel Green Bay
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

Virtual (8:30-10 a.m.)
*Monday, June 6
(Sessions 1 and 2)
*Monday, June 13
(Sessions 4 and 5)
*Monday, June 20
(Sessions 6 and 7)
*Monday, June 27
(Sessions 3 and 8)

(Virtual registration includes all four online sessions.)

The fee for this workshop is $75.00 for each participant; the fee increases to $85.00 for late registrations (less than 7 days prior to the workshop date). The fee covers the cost of registration, instruction, materials, a morning snack and lunch.

A full refund will be made if notice of cancellation is received in writing or by fax seven days prior to the workshop. No-shows will not receive a refund, but materials can be sent.

Any person requiring special accommodations should contact the Local Government Center (608-262-9960) at least 72 hours before the scheduled workshop date so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

For more information and to order workshop materials ($35) call the Local Government Center (608-262-9960). For information on registration logistics call the Wisconsin Counties Association (608-663-7188).

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. La Universidad de Wisconsin-Extensión, un empleador con igualdad de oportunidades y acción afirmativa (EEO/AA), proporciona igualdad de oportunidades en empleo y programas, incluyendo los requisitos del Título VI, Título IX, y de la Ley Federal para Personas con Discapacidades en los Estados Unidos (ADA).

Register Today for 2022 County Officials Workshops!

Archived County Officials Workshops Information

Since this program series began in 2002, over 2100 county officials have participated in these workshops.