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 January 2022 WMCA E-Newsletter

  Issue 1 | 2022

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   Your Professional Link to Excellence

In This Issue


Have You Renewed Your Membership?

Did you receive your dues renewal email on December 30th? If you missed it, click here to go to the renewal site.  You can update most of your information while in there.  Make sure your years and salary are up-to-date.  You need to contact if you need to change your name or email address.





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Wisconsin Clerk Education Fund (WCEF) was established to promote the education and training of clerks!  The Fund’s purpose is to raise funds for municipal clerk scholarships to WMCA conferences.  Every dollar you donate helps promote education.

Our goal for 2022 is to be able to offer $8,000.00 in scholarships.  Help us reach that goal! 

Click Here to Donate $10.00 Now!

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WMCA Mission

To be the premier source for the personal empowerment of municipal clerks in Wisconsin through education, professional development, and the promotion of excellence.

Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association


President's Message


Happy New Year and welcome to 2022!

I hope everyone is surviving tax season. Many of us are getting ready for a February Primary Election and for some, this will be the first Election you administer. It may feel intimidating but remember you have a group of clerks who support you and are willing to help you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them. If you do not have a February Primary, it’s a great opportunity to go visit another municipality and observe how the Election Day goes. You might even find little tidbits on making your polling locations more efficient.

A Waukesha County Judge recently ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes can NOT be used. I am sure we will be receiving more information from WEC but please start planning on your own municipality’s execution of the changes. These last-minute changes are not easy and there will be more to come this year. I know we are able to pivot quickly and handle the challenges.

Congratulations to Casandra Smith, Village of Pewaukee for earning her prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from IIMC!

Stay Warm!


Sara Bruckman WCMC/CMC
2021-22 WMCA President

Best Clerk Education in the Country!
July 11-15, 2022 Clerk & Treasurer Virtual Institute


2022 Tuition $499  | **Note: Courses will NOT be recorded.

The UW-Green Bay Virtual Institute is a series of interactive, live online sessions via Zoom with some courses being held online through self-guided learning. Participants select and register for their track, and UW-Green Bay provides links so that participants can join the cohort live.

Pros of Virtual Learning

  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office
  • No lodging or travel costs
  • Easy digital access to learning materials
  • Less time away from the office

Click here to register now!


WMCA Has Scholarships for That!


The UW-GB Clerks and Treasurers Institute in Green Bay is truly the premiere place to learn the skills you need to be the best Professional Clerk you can be. Aside from the institute being held virtually again this year, therefore saving your municipality money for travel expenses, the WMCA has scholarships available for any Clerk planning to attend the Clerks Institute. Applications must be postmarked by April 15. All members are encouraged to apply for a scholarship no matter which year of the institute you are in – Year 1, 2 or 3 or Clerks Completion.  Remember, Clerks Completion is the 4th year taken after doing the Treasurers Institute.

In 2021, we awarded 35 scholarships with 11 going to first year members, 15 going to second year members, and 9 going to third year members.  These scholarships totaled over $17,000.

Please ensure that you are an active member and include a letter of support from your supervisor or elected official.  Over 15% of applications were rejected in the past due to lack of membership or letters of support! Additionally, the Committee often makes their decisions based on narratives in each category. We would ask that you put more thought into your answers, demonstrating both the financial need of a scholarship, as well as what it would mean to advance your education.
Click here for the on-line 2022 Scholarship Application  OR
Click here to download the fillable 2022 Scholarship Application.

 More Education from UW-Green Bay
Master Academy 2022

Cost: $289 for Two & 1/2 Day | $239 for Two Day | $149 for One Day Package  **Note: Courses will NOT be recorded.

Courses will be delivered via interactive, live Zoom sessions which allow us to provide
active learning through the use of breakouts, group work and polling. Participants select their package and register for their sessions and UW-Green Bay provides the links so that participants can join the cohort live.

Courses Include:

Leading in Difficult Political Environments: What you need to know to Navigate - Keynote   Instructor: Craig Rapp, nationally known speaker, Craig Rapp LLC, Rapp Consulting Group

Is Incivility on the Rise? - Keynote   Instructor: Prof. Ryan Martin, Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences, UW-Green Bay and nationally-known researcher on

Adaptive Leadership: Becoming your best leadership self - Keynote  Instructor: Dr. Lucy Arendt, Professor of Management, St. Norbert College

AND MORE!   To read more and Register, click here.

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 To Our WMCA Associates
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