About the Forums
Small communities have unique issues and needs that are often very different from those of larger communities. These annual forums are intended to bring together those serving and working in and with communities of populations less than 1,500 to learn from each other through case studies and roundtable discussion groups. The 2017 forums reflect a broadening of scope over prior-year events, which focused mostly on downtowns. Thus, the title changed to “Small Community Forums.” Everyone who cares about the future of small town Wisconsin are invited to attend these annual events. Communities are encouraged to share their accomplishments, ask questions about successes and challenges in other communities learn about new opportunities, and explore great ideas.