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 March 2022 WMCA E-Newsletter

  Issue 3 | 2022

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   Your Professional Link to Excellence

In This Issue






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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! 

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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




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President Bruckman is going to forego having an article this month to give the Legislative Communication and Advocacy Committee room to give you some very important information.   


The Senate Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform and Ethics held a public hearing on Feb. 7th to consider these bills: SB934, SB935, SB936, SB937, SB938, SB939, SB940, SB941, SB942, SB943 which relate to various topics on the administration of elections that affect Clerks, Election Inspectors, Care Facilities & WEC.  The Committee passed the bills on to the Assembly.  The bills the Assembly approved are now in the hands of Governor Evers.

As what happens so often, WMCA is not made aware that bills affecting us at the local level are circulating which means we are not given an opportunity to provide valuable feedback.

The Legislative Communications and Advocacy Committee met on Feb. 28th to discuss next steps and the consensus was to write Governor Evers asking him to give WMCA an opportunity to weigh in on not only these bills but any bills that directly affect us at the local level to provide him with potential impacts prior to him signing or vetoing the bills.

We also agreed to send letters to our Legislators letting them know we are paying attention and would like an opportunity to weigh in.  We will also outline the different election responsibilities between County Clerks and Municipal Clerks.  Our final outreach will be to several larger media outlets with our message asking to be part of the process.


The speed by which bills move forward can be daunting, but YOU CAN stay informed early enough in the process by signing up to receive emails from the Wisconsin State Legislature at by clicking on the “Notification Service” option.  After creating an account, you can search for specific committees, proposals or topics and add them to your subscription list. You will then be sent an automatic email digest listing all the activity for items to which you are subscribed.

What this does is give you an opportunity to review the bill and be part of the process by contacting your representatives and the Legislative Committee members who will act on them.

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 District Meetings Coming Soon

Your District Directors are working on Spring in-person meetings for you.  Watch your email for your personal invitation to a meeting near you.

District 3 is working on a meeting on May 17th
District 4 is working on a meeting on April 26th
District 7 is working on their next meeting to be in mid-June

Watch your email for your personal invitation to a meeting near you.

 Northern Training for New Clerks - Update

 The in-person training geared to new clerks is coming back this May in Rothschild!  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 coming on Friday, March 18th.  Classes will include election training; agendas and minutes; open meetings; records management, Board of Review and much more.

You will also have the opportunity to check out the products and services of five of our great Associate Members! The following vendors are hosting your networking session on Thursday afternoon and each vendor will have a 1-hour breakout class to show you what they can offer on Friday.  There are 2 accounting software companies - Townhall Software and Workhorse Software; Community Insurance; Town Web Design and HeyGov-an app to help you engage with your citizens.  So if your municipality is looking for one or more of these services, Friday at the Northern Training is for you!

WCEF Scholarships Available for
                                       Northern Training


The WCEF is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for scholarships to attend the two-day Northern Wisconsin Training Days in Rothschild. The Committee is going to give away 15 - $210 scholarships that will pay for your registration and one hotel room night.

WCEF is the Wisconsin Clerks Education Fund.  The WCEF Committee is committed to growing the fund each year through raffles and donations and then distributing the money to our members in the form of conference/ training scholarships.

Click here for the WCEF Northern Training Scholarship form you can print out and fill out or click here to go to the on-line version of the Northern Training Scholarship application.  You can also find the scholarship forms on the WMCA website on the WCEF-WI Clerks Education Fund page.

DO NOT DELAY!  Deadline to apply is April 8, 2022.

 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 ready.  The WMCA volunteer BOR Trainers will be recertified do put on classes for you this Friday. We will then be scheduling Zoom classes for the second half of April and into May.  Watch for an email next week for dates and times and registration information.
From the League of WI Municipalities - Have you read this?

The League of WI Municipalities released an E-Newsletter last Thursday that answers Absentee Ballot Questions for the April 2022 Election.  They have shared this with us so that it can reach as many clerks as possible.

Click here to read the e-newsletter on-line.

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 the UW-GB Clerks Institute


The WMCA has scholarships available for any Clerk planning to attend the Clerks Institute. The deadline is coming!  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.

Read the first page of the scholarship application carefully and follow all of the instructions.

Click here for the on-line 2022 Scholarship Application  OR
Click here to download the fillable 2022 Scholarship Application.

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 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. 
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