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 February 2022 WMCA E-Newsletter

  Issue 2 | 2022

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   Your Professional Link to Excellence

In This Issue


Have You Renewed Your Membership?

You need to renew before the end of February or you will lose your privileges on Clerklist and the Members Log In area. If you missed the second notice, 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 February!

February is the month we are reminded about love. We take time to show those who are close to us how much we love and care for them. As we approach an extremely busy year, don’t forget to show those who support you in your position how much you appreciate and care for them. It’s easy to get caught up feeling overwhelmed and busy and you couldn’t do it without staff, election workers, volunteers, elected officials, etc. A small thank you or I appreciate you goes a very long way during these gloomy months. I definitely appreciate all of you and the hard work you do daily for your community and this association. 

Take Care!


Sara Bruckman WCMC/CMC
2021-22 WMCA President

 Educational Opportunities with WMCA
 District Meetings Coming Soon

March 10th has a couple of options for our members:
District 4 is having a 2 hour Zoom meeting with Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Enforement Agents Zachary Dolan and Derrick Schleis.  They will be talking about the basics of Alcohol and Tobacco licensing, renewals, wine walks and permits. Since there is no travel involved, any member from any part of the state could register for this meeting.  Click here to register today.

District 7 & 8
have teamed up to bring you a full day of in-person education with the Ethics Commission; Wisconsin Elections Commission and DOR Alcohol Agents.  Click here to check out the details of the classes and to register to join in on the meeting in Rothschild at the Holiday Inn.

 Northern Training for New Clerks is Coming Back
 In-person training geared to new clerks is coming back in May in Minocqua!  If you have been on the job for less than 2 years, mark your calendars for May 12-13 to join your fellow clerks for two days of training for you.  Watch your email for registration information by the first part of March.  Classes will include election training; Board of Review; and classes about minutes; open meetings; records management, and more.
 Board of Review Zoom Classes
 FYI - The new 2022 Board of Review certification video and information packet produced by the UW-Extension in Madison is almost ready.  We will be scheduling Zoom classes for the second half of April and into May.  Watch for the March E-Newsletter for registration details.
 IIMC News
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The International Institute of Municipal Clerks has some great educational opportunities for municipal Clerks, too.  They will be holding their annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, from May 22-25, 2022.  Check out their line-up of classes in their Education Planning Packet by clicking on this link. 
If you are considering attending the 76th Annual IIMC Conference, you should consider filling out a IIMC/WMCA Scholarship form for a chance at a scholarship worth up to $2,000 attend the IIMC Conference.  Please read and follow the instructions closely.
Click here to fill out a pdf fillable scholarship application OR click here to go to the on-line version of the app.

IIMC Region VI News
Click here to download the latest Newsletter from your Region VI Directors, bringing you the latest information from IIMC.
Have You Registered Yet?
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.

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 WMCA Enewsletter -Jan TOWNWEB
 To Our WMCA Associates
Did you see your dues renewal email on January 4th?  If not, click here to bring up a fillable form for your dues renewal.  Email or fax in the form and you will receive a confirmation/invoice email when we enter your renewal. 
Want to advertise here?  Send in your dues and we will email you our Advertising offerings for 2022.  Hope to hear from you soon.  Contact the Executive Director Faith Elford at

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