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7/2/19

2nd Quarter 2019 President’s Message

The Forum’s recently released final installment of our five-part series of reports on Milwaukee’s local government infrastructure caps nearly three years of painstaking data collection, interviews, analysis, writing, and editing. There’s no question the time and effort was worth it. Infrastructure financing woes deeply impact metro Milwaukee’s economy and quality...Read More
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7/1/19

Past and Proposed State Taxes and Spending

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Event Recap

6/28/19

2019 Salute to Local Government

More than 430 people packed the Grand Ballroom at our 27th Annual Salute to Local Government on June 25, which featured Governor Tony Evers as our keynote speaker. Our awards recognized governments for strong financial management, innovation, partnership and cooperation, as well as individuals in the public sector for excellence...Read More
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6/25/19

2019 “Salute to Local Government” Winners

We are pleased to announce our 2019 Salute to Local Government award winners! This year’s Salute marks ...Read More
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6/25/19

Norman N. Gill Award – 2019 Winner

Janet Schutz Nelson Chief Legal Counsel, Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Services Janet Schutz Nelson was hired as a staff attorney in Milwaukee County’s Department of Child Support Services in 1990 and became chief legal counsel within four years. She has held that position ever since and served as...Read More
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6/25/19

James R. Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award – 2019 Winner

Lynn Green Retired Director, Dane County Department of Human Services Lynn Green retired earlier this year after 47 years with Dane County. She began her career with the state Division of Family Services in 1969 before becoming a social worker for Dane County in 1972. She was appointed administrator of...Read More
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6/25/19

Jean B. Tyler Leader of the Future Award – 2019 Co-Winner

Kayla Chadwick Administrator/Clerk, Village of Butler When Kayla Chadwick was hired to become the Village of Butler’s administrator and clerk in 2014, she became the first female administrator in the village’s 101-year history and the youngest administrator in the state of Wisconsin (at the time) at age 26. She began...Read More
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6/25/19

Jean B. Tyler Leader of the Future Award – 2019 Co-Winner

Sam Leichtling Long Range Planning Manager, City of Milwaukee Sam Leichtling has been employed by Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD) since 2008, rising from a Seasonal Team Leader for the City’s Summer Youth Internship Program to senior positions in the department’s housing and neighborhood development and planning divisions. He...Read More
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6/25/19

Innovative Approach to Problem Solving – 2019 Winner

Sheboygan County Amsterdam Dunes Preservation Area and Wetland Mitigation Bank To gain state and federal approval for certain projects that cannot avoid impacting wetlands, the project sponsor must purchase credits from a wetland mitigation bank to offset the environmental loss. Recently, Sheboygan County was faced with having to spend $150,000...Read More