January 13, 2014
WCA Legislative Exchange Registration Deadline Approaching; Sign Up Today! 

Concourse The 29th Annual WCA Legislative Exchange February 4-5, 2014 at the Madison Concourse Hotel is fast approaching, with registration deadlines coming up soon.

The registration deadline date for early bird rates is Monday, January 20; with online registration closing January 29th.  At that time,  registration will be onsite only.  If you are planning on spending the night, please note that the room block deadline date at the Madison Concourse hotel is Wednesday, January 15. 

Learn more and register here for the 29th Annual WCA Legislative Exchange.

This year's agenda is packed with legislative leaders, updates from WCA Government Affairs staff, as well as state and federal updates.

 See the agenda here for the 29th Annual WCA Legislative Exchange here.

For questions, contact WCA Marketing and Events Manager Cheryl Fleck at 866.404.2700.

WCA Services, Inc. Endorses Long-Term Care Insurance Product Through Capitol Lakes Financial and Transamerica 

WCA Services, Inc. is excited to announce a new sponsored group program to the members of the Wisconsin Counties Association.  WCA Services, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Capitol Lakes Financial, LLP and Transamerica to bring an exclusive member discount for long-term care insurance.

Capitol Lakes Financial group is poised to provide this opportunity to county government employees to achieve long-term care protection with the buying power of the WCA group.  This discount program can be extended to spouses, parents, children and siblings as well.

Learn more here about the WCA Services, Inc. long-term care program.

WCA Congratulates Ray Cross on Selection as President of UW System

The Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) has had a long-standing relationship with UW-Extension and their offices around the state, working together to create innovative programming and services.

"Since 2011, we have worked closely with UW Extension Chancellor Ray Cross to elevate the work and foster even stronger partnerships between counties and UW-Extension," said WCA President and Sauk County Board Chair Marty Krueger. "With last week's announcement of Chancellor Cross being selected as UW System President, we at the Wisconsin Counties Association couldn't be happier for him and look forward to working with him in his new position."

WCA Executive Director Mark D. O'Connell has also worked with Chancellor Cross in O'Connell's role as UW Colleges/UW-Extension Board of Visitors President.

Read the full WCA media release here.

Mark Your Calendars for WCA District Meetings

The 2014 WCA District Meetings will be held April 23-May 1, 2014 at seven locations around the state.  Members are encouraged to attend these free member service meetings to learn more about the latest legislative and association happenings.  Stay tuned to "WCA eNews" and the WCA website for additional details.

2014 WCA District Meeting Schedule

Northwest District: April 23rd
Lakewoods Resort, Cable, WI

West Central District: April 24th
Fanny Hill Supper Club, Eau Claire, WI

Southern District District: April 25th
Location to be determined

North Central District: April 28th
Belvedere Supper Club, Marshfield, WI

East Central District: April 29th
The Marq, DePere, WI

Southeast District: April 30th
Next Door Pub, Lake Geneva, WI

Western District: May 1st
Location to be determined

Legislative Exchange Registration Deadline Approaching
WCA Services, Inc. Endorses Long-Term Care Insurance Product
WCA Congratulates Longtime Friend Ray Cross on Selection as President of UW System
Mark Your Calendars for WCA District Meetings

Early bird registration rates for exhibitors and sponsors at the 2014 WCA Annual Conference in Sauk County, which will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center September 14-16, 2014 in Wisconsin Dells, are in effect until January 31, 2014.

To learn more and see rates for the 2014 WCA Annual Conference, click here.

You can register online for the WCA Marketplace quickly by clicking here.

For questions, please contact WCA Marketing and Events Manager Cheryl Fleck at 866.404.2700.

There is still time to register for WCA's January Educational Seminar on "Lean Government Initiatives" January 27, 2014 in Stevens Point.

Learn more here and remember, you can register and pay online.

Waterman and Associates, WCA's federal lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., has released "Washington Briefs" for the fourth Quarter of 2013.


Read "Washington Briefs" here.