Voting is one of the most important responsibilities citizens have. Check out the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board’s Voter Information Center for information about where to vote and how to register.
Local Government Basics
For a quick, easy to understand informational video about local government, view the WI County Government .
Interested in Running for Office?
Have you ever considered running for local elected office? Do you want to make a real difference in your community? This document, How to Run for Office, is designed as a guide for individuals seeking elected office.
Communicating with Elected Officials
Communication between community members and elected officials is an important part of local government. For tips on how to effectively communicate with elected officials, read How to Talk So Legislators Will Listen.
2014-2015 Green County Official Directory
Looking for the contact information for Green County officials? Check out the 2014-2015 Green County Official Directory.
Interested in resources on promoting civil discourse? Check out the resources below!
- A Return to Civility
- National Institute for Civil Discourse
- The Need for Civility in Local Government Dialogue
Please note that “Choosing Civility” by P.M.Forni is available for check-out from the Green County UW-Extension office for groups interested in conducting book studies on this topic. Contact Victoria Solomon at 609-328-9440, or by email at Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Resources for Local Government Officials
Resources for New Officials
Great (Graphing, Revenues, Expenditures, and Taxes) is a software package that contains statewide databases for all counties and municipalities in Wisconsin from 1987-2009. It is a tool that creates graphs of a community’s revenues, expenditures, property values, and tax information and compares those values with similar communities. The purpose of the program is to help start local discussions and examinations of budgets, financial management, and services provided. For more information, visit the GREAT Profile Webpage.
Interested in resources to assist with developing budgets for 2015? Check out the League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ Toolkit for Preparing 2015 Municipal Budgets.
Local Government News
The Wheeler Report is a nonpartisan legislative news service covering the Wisconsin legislature.
Wisconsin Counties Association eNews
The Municipality is a publication of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Elected and appointed officials of League municipalities receive a subscription to the Municipality as part of their membership. Other interested stakeholders may subscribe online.
Governing is a national monthly magazine covering state and local government topics in the US. The magazine covers policy, politics, and the management of government enterprises. Subject areas include issues such as finance, land use, economic development, the environment, technology, and transportation.
Green County (www.co.green.wi.gov)
- Village of Albany (www.albanywi.org)
- Village of Belleville (www.bellevillewi.org)
- Village of Brooklyn (www.brooklynwi.gov)
- Village of Browntown (www.browntown.us)
- Village of Monticello (www.monticello-wi.com)
- Village of New Glarus (www.newglarusvillage .com)
- Town of Adams
- Town of Albany (www.townofalbany.com)
- Town of Brooklyn (www.townofbrooklyn.org)
- Town of Cadiz
- Town of Clarno
- Town of Decatur(www.townofdecatur.com)
- Town of Exeter (www.townofexeter.com)
- Town of Jefferson
- Town of Jordan
- Town of Monroe (www.monroetownship.info)
- Town of Mt. Pleasant (www.townofmtpleasantwi.com)
- Town of Spring Grove
- Town of Sylvester
- Town of Washington
- Town of York (www.townofyork.org)
Local Government Center
The mission of UW-Extension’s Local Government Center is to provide focus, coordination, and leadership to UW System educational programs supporting local government, and to expand the research and knowledge base for local government education.
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a voluntary nonprofit and nonpartisan association of cities and villages that acts as an information clearinghouse, lobbying organization, and legal resource for Wisconsin municipalities.
Wisconsin Counties Association
The Wisconsin Counties Association allows counties to share information in order to serve their constituents in the most effective manner possible. WCA provides up to date information, educational opportunities, legislative exchanges, and more.
Wisconsin Towns Association
The Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) is a statewide, voluntary, non-profit and non-partisan association of member town and village governments in the State of Wisconsin. WTA’s twin purposes are to (1) support local control of government and to (2) protect the interest of the towns. In furtherance of those goals WTA provides three types of services for its members: legislative lobbying efforts, educational programs, and legal information.
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance helps the public and press understand how Wisconsin governments work, tax, and spend so informed citizens can promote responsible policy-making.
Local Government Institute of Wisconsin
The Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, Inc is a not-for-profit, non-partisan corporation representing all citizens of Wisconsin at the local level and created to conduct research, enhance collaboration, and educate the public and policymakers on ways to improve local government’s ability to serve the people.
Center for Land Use (CLUE)
CLUE creates learning opportunities for communities to help them make sound land use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin.
Community Resource Development Educator
608-328-9440 Email: email@example.com