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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
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6/25/19

Innovative Use of Data or Technology – 2019 Winner

Washington County Washington County Park Fees From 2015 to 2018, the Washington County park and trail system budget was reduced by more than $365,000 (30%) as the County implemented priority based budgeting in 2016. As operating costs for park maintenance continued to rise, county administrators looked to park fees as...Read More
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6/25/19

Intergovernmental Cooperation – 2019 Winner

North Shore Fire Department, cities of Milwaukee, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Greenfield, St. Francis, and Oak Creek Improving Fire/EMS Capabilities in Milwaukee Region When an emergency occurs, the public has little concern for whether the responders are employed by their municipality – they simply want help as soon as they can...Read More
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6/25/19

Public-Private Cooperation – 2019 Winner

Milwaukee County and Heartland Alliance St. Anthony’s Place The former County Correctional Center and St. Anthony’s Hospital on N. 10th St. in Milwaukee sat empty and boarded up for decades. Thinking beyond possible sale of the property for office space or retail, Milwaukee County leaders sought instead to use it...Read More
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6/11/19

Wisconsin’s Public Lands

For more on the State’s stewardship program read our latest Taxpayer.Read More
Event Recap

6/4/19

Viewpoint Luncheon: The State Budget’s Focus on Education: Meeting the Need or Over the Top?

More than 100 people attended our Viewpoint Luncheon: The State Budget’s Focus on Education: Meeting the Need or Over the Top? on Tuesday, May 21 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison ...Read More
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5/30/19

Wisconsin Among Top 10 “Brain Drain” States since 1980

Net brain gain/drain rates compare the percentages of people 31 to 40 who moved into versus out of each state and who are considered “highly educated,” which is defined as being in the top third of the national education distribution. For example, if 10% of those in that age cohort...Read More