2nd Quarter, 2011

This year's annual Salute to Local Government - held at the Italian Conference Center on June 23 - took place at a time when the public's perception of the role and value of local governments and school districts has never been more unsettled. The beauty of the Salute, however, is the...

1st Quarter, 2011

The Forum's Board of Trustees voted to install Milwaukee businesswoman Susan H. Hatch as its new chairperson at the March 16 annual meeting. Hatch becomes the first woman to chair the Forum in its 98-year history. Hatch, who has been Forum secretary for the past four years, replaces Milwaukee...

4th Quarter, 2010

For years, the Forum has preached use of performance measurement by local governments as a critical tool in making resource allocation decisions and educating constituents about how effectively their tax dollars are being spent. In late December, we released a report that hopefully will...

3rd Quarter, 2010

The Forum's comprehensive assessment of the Milwaukee Area Technical College's (MATC) fiscal condition - released in late September - finds the college "is threatened by a sizable and growing fiscal imbalance and limited options to address it."

2nd Quarter, 2010

On June 10, the Forum’s 18-member Executive Committee met for a five-hour strategic planning retreat. The decision to re-engage in strategic planning was prompted by two developments: the delivery of a thick report and series of recommendations by consultant Sam Macklem regarding the Forum’s...

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