Other Education Opportunities

The WMCA works closely with many partners to bring you the latest information and required training necessary for your job.  Check out the tabs below for some of the possible classes in your area.

IIMC Region VI Mid-Winter Meeting & Athenian Dialogue

The annual IIMC Region VI Mid-Year has been set.  Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota make up Region VI of the IIMC Association.  This year the meeting will be hosted in Iowa at the beautiful and historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa.

This event takes place on January 23-24, 2015.  (It can be a long drive to Decorah.  If you would like to talk about possible car pooling, contact WMCA Executive Director Faith Elford.)

Note:  you do have the option to just come for the Athenian Dialogue or just come for the Saturday meeting.  It is up to you.

Click here for further details and the ability to register on-line.

If you prefer paper copies of the Registration Forms, click on the following titles:

Athenian Dialogue - Mandela's Way

Registration for IIMC Region Meeting & Friday Dinner

Schedule of Events:

Please Note: You need to make your own hotel room reservations. 

Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101

• For reservations: call 1-800-998-4164 by Monday, December 22, 2014, for the rate of $126.37 plus tax for 2 Queens or 1 King Bed 

SPECIAL EVENT - Thursday Evening, January 22 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM Wine & Cheese-Meet & Greet at the Agora Arts Gallery located in the Hotel Winneshiek. Agora Arts features art and fine crafts created by over 250 American artists and craftspeople. Check out their website at: http://www.agoraarts.com/

Friday, January 23 - Breakfast on your own. Hotel Restaurant opens at 7:00 am.

•9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Athenian Leadership Dialogue led by Mary Lynne Stratta MMC/TRMC discussing the book Mandela’s Way by Richard Stengel.
•4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and camaraderie in the hotel bar
•6:00 p.m. Dinner with Region friends (Optional)
•Please make your selection on the registration form and mail by Friday, Jan. 9, 2014. Cancellation fee is $5 before January 16. No refund after January 16, 2015.

Saturday, January 24 - Breakfast on your own. Hotel restaurant opens at 8:00 am.
•9:00 a.m. – noon – IIMC Region VI meeting
•This will be an opportunity for you to receive the latest information from your Region Directors on IIMC business.
•Linda Rappe and Anne Uecker are attending the IIMC Mid-Year Board Meeting in California in November and will fill you in on all IIMC news and updates.
•The IA, MN and WI State Presidents and Institute Directors will share the latest happenings in each state, plans for conferences and institutes, and report on anything of significance that has happened since the last Region Meeting.
•Marian Karr and Faith Elford of MCEF will also give a status report on MCEF business and scholarships.
•This is truly an excellent networking opportunity and one not to be missed!
 

Board of Review

The Board of Review is a statutorily required local board. It is a quasi-judicial (court-like) body empowered with three primary duties:

  • BOR can adjust assessments when they have been proven incorrect by sworn oral testimony
  • BOR can correct errors or omissions in the descriptions or computations found on the assessment roll.
  • BOR can check the assessment roll for omitted property and double assessments.

While the make up of each municipality’s Board of Review can vary in the number of members and which officials sit as voting members, the Clerk plays a role in the process.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has trained several clerks around the state (members of the WMCA that have volunteered to teach) to provide this training for clerks and all members of the Board of Review panel.

Watch this page in March for Board of Review Training Sessions for Spring 2015 - Click on the Location to register.

Training is being held County Date of Class Time of Class Deadline to Register
         
         

 The Wisconsin Department of Revenue/Bureau of Assessment Practices is also offering the "Conducting the Annual Board of Review for Continuing Board Members" program through the Wisconsin Towns Association. Click on: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/training/bortrain.html to see the full DOR line up of classes.