Conference Tentative Agenda - Wisconsin Counties Association

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september 22-24, 2013 exhibition hall at the alliant energy center of dane county

2013 wca annual conference dane county

madison, wisconsin

exhibition hall at the alliant energy center of dane county


tentative agenda 12:45-7:00 p.m.



3:00-3:30 p.m.

Credentials Pick-up for Business Meeting

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Business Meeting


Dinner on Your Own

monday 9-23-13

7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

WCA Marketplace Open

10:00-11:45 a.m.

First General Assembly

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Luncheon

1:45-3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS Importance of Agriculture Industry to Wisconsin & National Economies Recruiting the Next Generation of County Leaders Protecting Wisconsin Environment from Invasive Species Impact of Health Care Reform (Affordable Care Act) on County Health & Human Services Operations Global & National Fiscal Issues and Their Impacts on Local Government Investments

3:00-3:15 p.m.


3:15-4:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS Serving Individuals with Mental Health Needs Best Practices in Employee Management Strategies Transportation Financing How to Best Use the Resources of UW-Extension Tracking Your County’s Legislative Process

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Reception

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Presidential Reception (food stations)


tentative agenda


7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


7:30-8:15 a.m.

Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Breakfast Buffet

8:30-10:15 a.m.

Second General Assembly

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS County Land Conservation Programs Board and Management Roles in County Government Lean Government Innovations in County Government Badger State Sheriffs Association

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

WCA Luncheon

11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Farm Tour

1:00-2:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS Industrial Sand Mining in Wisconsin Courthouse Security Developing Your Counties Personnel Policies Transportation Infrastructure in Wisconsin: More Than Just Roads Energy Policy and Renewable Energy

2:15-2:30 p.m.


2:30-4:15 p.m.

Third General Assembly

4:15 p.m.

Conference Concludes

lodging in Madison

Conference Hotel Room Block Start Date: 05/01/13 Conference Hotel Room Block Cut-Off Date: 08/02/13 WCA has room blocks at the hotels listed on the enclosed sheet in Madison, Wisconsin. When the hotel room block opens on May 1, 2013, all counties are responsible for booking their own hotel rooms at any of the WCA selected hotels. Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not forget to mention the WCA Annual Conference to get the appropriate rate! If you are requesting a handicap room, please contact the WCA office at 866.404.2700 to reserve your room. This request must occur no later than Friday, July 26, 2013.


jan hargrave

Jan Hargrave and Associates “Strictly Business Body Language”

First General Assembly 9/23/13 10:00-11:45 a.m.

Jan Latiolais Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you. Her information could help you to “read” your customers, your family, your students, your associates, in fact, everyone around you. Author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge The Jury and Strictly Business Body Language, this popular speaker, distinguished educator and talk-show guest, describes for you all “hidden messages” you use in your everyday life and shows you how to stop the lies and uncover the truth—in any conversation or situation. Jan received her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Specialist degree in Business/Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is presently CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, a Houston-based consulting firm, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston for eight years.

wayne larrivee Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Green Bay Packers Radio

Third General Assembly 9/24/13 2:30-4:15 p.m.

Wayne Larrivee is the play-by-play announcer  on Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Green Bay Packers Radio Network. Before starting his Packers career during the 1999 season, Larrivee called the plays for the Chicago Bears for 14 seasons, most recently on WMAQ-AM. At WGN Radio, the then-Bears flagship station, Larrivee also called Chicago Cubs baseball and college basketball. Before that, Larrivee was the “Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs,” broadcasting from KCMO Radio in Kansas City, Missouri. Larrivee has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He is a five-time winner of the Silver Dome Award for Best Radio Football Play-by-Play from the Illinois Broadcasters Association and he was named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 1997. Larrivee has also received five Emmys for his work on the Chicago Bulls broadcasts. Larrivee received his degree in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. He and his wife Julie have two adult sons.

spouse & guest tour

mad city tour Monday, September 23, 2013

Overture Center for the Arts

Come see the sights of Madison! The best way to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Wisconsin State Capitol is by seeing it with your own eyes. Just steps away is soaring glass, polished stone and remarkable art in the one of a kind Overture Center for the Arts. Lunch will be served at Quivey’s Grove located just outside Madison. On the National Register of Historic Places, be sure to tour both the stone house and stable on this lovely four-acre country estate built in the 1850s. After lunch, enjoy a guided driving tour of Madison’s many landmarks, including examples of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, the Governor’s mansion, the historic Mansion Hill neighborhood, as well as highlights of the UWMadison campus. What a great way to experience Wisconsin’s capital city–otherwise known as Madtown. The bus will load at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County (East entrance: 2nd set of doors from the hotel) at 9:15 a.m.

misc. information



Complimentary shuttle service will be provided on Monday and Tuesday between the participating conference hotels and the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County. Look for a transportation schedule at your hotel’s front desk.


The attire for the conference is business casual. Please remember that meeting room temperatures do not feel the same for everyone. You may want to bring a light sweater/blazer should meeting room temperatures be too cool for you.

contact us

For more information, contact WCA, 22 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703, phone: 1.866.404.2700 or, fax: 1.608.663.7189,

the dane community anaerobic digester

farm tour

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

In conjunction with the 2013 WCA Annual Conference, join us for a unique opportunity to explore the Dane Community Anaerobic Digester. Built as a public-private investment to minimize the agricultural runoff in Dane County, the facility came online in April 2011 and is owned and operated by Clear Horizons, LLC. The digester is connected via pipeline to three local dairy farms that process 80 to 100 thousand gallons of manure a day. The plant ferments the manure for 28 days creating enough methane to drive two, 1 Megawatt gas reciprocating engines; this produces enough electricity to power over 2,000 homes. Similar to European plants that have been built over the last ten years and number in the thousands, these plants employ over a half a million people worldwide. Monte Lamer, director of biogas with Clear Horizons, will walk attendees through the plant sharing details of operating a successful plant, as well as talk about the challenges that face the American farmer and communities whose fresh water resources are being compromised by the run off of excess nutrients. A persistent problem this innovative digester program helps to curb in Dane County. The farm tour is brought to you free of charge, thanks in part to the generous support of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. If you are interested in attending the tour on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., WCA must receive your RSVP no later than August 2, 2013 for you to be included. Space is limited. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus will load at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County (East entrance - 2nd set of doors from the hotel) at 11:30 a.m.

county-related meetings

All county-related meetings will be held at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County.

monday 9-23-13

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wisconsin County Clerks Association Alliant Energy Center, Monona/Wingra Rooms

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Wisconsin County Executives & Administrators Association Alliant Energy Center, M-5 Room

tuesday 9-24-13

7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wisconsin County Clerks Association Alliant Energy Center, Monona/Wingra Rooms

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Association of County Corporation Counsel Alliant Energy Center, Waubesa/Kegonsa Rooms

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Wisconsin Women in County Government Alliant Energy Center, M-4 Room

new in 2013 Register online at

Registration for the 2013 WCA Annual Conference just got easier! New in 2013 is the ability to register ONLINE for the event. To register, simply go to and click on the “Register Online” icon. This will take you directly to our online registration page, where you can register yourself, as well as any guests, spouses or additional delegates. Once you have registered, you have the option of paying online with a credit card, or by having an invoice sent to you via e-mail. Questions? Contact WCA at 866.404.2700 and we’d be happy to walk you through this simple process!