2018 Wisconsin Small Community Forums Are Coming To A Location Near You!

Small communities have unique issues and needs that are often very different from those of larger communities. These regional forums are designed to bring together people involved and interested in promoting, enhancing and preserving Wisconsin’s small communities. If you live in, work in, or help shape communities with populations of 2,500 or fewer, attend a session near you to learn through case studies, roundtables and discussion groups. Come with examples of local and regional success stories as well as challenges, and be prepared to share with and learn from colleagues and friends. Everyone in the community and region is invited!

Who should attend?  Community leaders, elected officials, volunteers, business leaders, educators, and both local and regional economic development, civic, and planning.


  1. August 9, Egg Harbor
    Kress Pavilion
    7845 Church Street
  2. August 22, New Glarus
    New Glarus Hotel Restaurant
    100 6th Avenue
  3. September 6, Pepin
    Pepin Village Hall
    508 2nd Street
  4. September 19, Hurley
    Iron County Memorial Building
    201 Iron Street

Registration is $20 per person (includes lunch). Register online through links below each location or by downloading a registration form. Mail completed form, along with a check payable to:

Wisconsin Downtown Action Council
PO Box 260258
Madison, WI 53726-0258

Agenda (Details to follow)

11:30 Registration
4:15   Wrap up and Closing Comments

From time to time Sponsors of Small Community Forums uses
photographs of forum events in its promotional materials. Unless
this permission is revoked in writing to one of the sponsors, by
virtue of their attendance all conference visitors agree to the use
of their likeness in such materials.

Small Town Downtown Forums Are Hosted By: Wisconsin Downtown Action CouncilWisconsin Rural PartnersUW-Extension Center for Community and Economic DevelopmentWisconsin Economic Development Corporation, League of Wisconsin Municipalities and United States Department of Agriculture

Email with any questions, concerns.