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November 2020 WMCA E-Newsletter

Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association Monthly Newsletter





I know many of you are winding down and getting ready to enjoy some well-deserved time off of work.  Some of you are still counting ballots or performing audits, but I’m hopeful soon you can put that behind you and find some time for peace.  But until then, we are still with you. 

Thanksgiving is often a reminder to pause and think about all that is right.  Sure, 2020 has given us more than plenty of reasons to be more exhausted than usual, but I’m going to challenge all of you to focus on what’s right, at least for a day.  What are we thankful for?  I looked up the official definition of “thankful” and I found:

thankful (adjective)

1.  pleased and relieved.

Synonyms include:  Relieved, pleased, glad, grateful; expressing gratitude and relief

I immediately thought of all of you for obvious reasons, right?  You probably read that and thought – I am so grateful and relieved the 2020 election cycle is just about wrapped up.  I know I feel relief.  But I’m also grateful for this wonderful group of Super Clerks who worked so hard, probably harder than usual and worked together by helping each other in so many different ways.  I’m thankful for WMCA giving us a place to come together for support and resources.

Maybe this year you won’t be able to get together like you normally would.  I sincerely wish times were different because we could all probably use some time, laughter and cheer with our friends and family.  I know my Thanksgiving will look different, but I’m going to celebrate “thankfulness” just as I normally would and I hope you get a chance to do the same – however you choose to celebrate.

Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving,

Wendy Helgeson WCMC
2020-2021 WMCA President

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Certified Clerks

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 Elena Hilby, Clerk, City of Sun Prairie has earned the WCPC certification - Wisconsin Certified Professional Clerk designation!
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The following have earned the WCMC certification - Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk designation!

Jacob Crosetto, City Clerk-Treasurer/Finance  
            Director, City of Reedsburg
Laurie Decker, Clerk, Village of Little Chute
Elizabeth Felkner, Clerk, Village of Rothschild
Kelly Hurst, Dep. Clerk/Treasurer, City of Black River 
Heather Krueger, Clerk, Town of Port Washington
Elizabeth Miller, Deputy Clerk, Town of Grand Chute
Jenna Rhein, Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Lomira
Eric Ryer, Administrator, Town of Cedarburg
Darlene Smith, Dep. Clerk/Treasurer, Village of
Jim Verbick, Deputy Clerk, City of Madison
Amy White, Clerk, City of River Falls

So thankful 

As President Helgeson stated in her message above, at this time of year, as we try to find things to be grateful for in this Coronavirus 2020, let us not forget our Associate members.  Our Associate members have really stepped up this year, even though we could not help them showcase their wares at our annual conference.

If you have been too busy to check out our website before now, please do take the time to check out the Municipal Vendor page and the 2020 Vendor Demonstration page.  Also, check out the ads that will be showcased in our E-Newsletter in the next year. Many of our vendors have given us some great donations this year which have helped us get through this year financially. 

WMCA thanks our Associates and wish them wonderful holidays and a great 2021!

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 WMCA Associate Members are great partners with the WMCA.  The next time you need to purchase a service or software, or other items, check out the vendors ads on the WMCA website on the Municipal Vendor page.

 Issue #12  
November 2020

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In This Issue

Check Out the Virtual Learning Page

Continue to check out the Virtual Learning page under Education on the WMCA website.  The offerings are changing all the time.

Municode is going to have their second live webinar about Ordinances on December 4th.  Register today.

2021 Annual Conference
2 years in one 
There are two hotels right next to the Brookfield Conference Center that are ready to take your reservations.

Click here to go to the hotel page.
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Vendor Demos

Since you cannot attend the vendor demonstrations at the conference this year, the Associates are bringing their demonstrations to you.  Go to the WMCA website and run your mouse over Municipal Vendors in the drop down menu and you will see 2020 Virtual Vendor Demonstrations.   Click on a vendor name to bring up a recorded demo at your convenience.  The demonstrations will be available through September.

Click here to see the virtual vendor demos now.
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Have You Checked Out the Career Ads Lately?  Have you been thinking of making a change or possibly moving up to a bigger position?  Don’t forget to check out the “Career Ads” section of the WMCA website.  Go to: and click on the blue button on the right side of the website to check out all of the openings around the state.


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