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  • 14 Jun 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA-LDG Conference Coordinating Committee/Adams County will host their 2022 Annual Road School September 13-15, 2022 in Wisconsin Dells, at the Chula Vista Hotel & Conference Center, 1,000 Chula Vista Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.

    To register as a corporate sponsor, associate member or vendor, please click here.

    See the 2022 WCHA-LDG Road School tentative agenda here.

    Corporate Sponsors, Associate Members and Vendor Information
    We do have room blocks available at the Chula Vista 866-348-5128. Booking ID #i46066. The room block is listed under WCHA-LDG (Wisconsin County Highway Association-Leadership Group).

    Every member, spouse/guest, or corporate representative attending the conference must complete the attached Registration form. Sharing of name badges is not permitted. Registration forms must be returned with payment by August 12, 2022.

    Cancellation and 100% refunds (by written request) will be received until August 12, 2022. After this date, cancellations will not be refunded.

    All attendees and spouse/guests will be required to be registered to participate in any function of the conference. Name badges will be issued and must be worn to attend all functions, including conference and social areas and events. Individuals not registered for the conference will not be admitted and/or asked to leave any event area. If you are not wearing your name badge, it will be assumed that you have not registered for the conference.

    Non-Pre-registration/on-site registration will be $270.00 for county members & associate members, $370.00 for non-members, and $195.00 for spouse/guest. On-site registration requires the payment by credit card, check and/or cash.

    Packet Pick Up
    Those who have pre-registered may pick up their registration packets at the registration area:

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    7:00 am. – 12:00 pm.

    Questions?
    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 North 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    Cell Phone (920) 323-6500
    Email

  • 10 Jun 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA Conference Coordinating Committee hosted the 2022 State Summer Highway Conference (Road School) in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort on June 6 – 8, 2022.

    WCHA county members can now access speaker presentations by logging into the member site. Then, visit “WCHA Documents & Resources>2022 Summer Road School.

    For assistance logging in to the WCHA county member section, please contact Michelle Thompson with WCHA via email.


  • 3 May 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) is offering Traffic Control Training for county highway employees.

    Instructors include Columbia County Highway Commissioner Chris Hardy, P.E., Iowa County Highway Commissioner and Chair of the WCHA Work Zone Committee Craig Hard, P.E., P.L.S.

    This training course is an introduction to temporary traffic control in work zones for individuals who work in the field installing and removing traffic control devices. The course provides concepts, techniques and practice exercises in the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices. The course will also follow the WisDOT field manual.

    4 SESSIONS, 7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
    MAY 2, 2022
    Waupaca County Highway Department
    2670 County Road A
    Waupaca, WI 54981

    MAY 10, 2022
    Fond du Lac County Highway Department
    1820 South Hickory Street, P.O. Box 1234
    Fond du Lac, WI 54937

    MAY 16, 2022
    St. Croix County Highway Department
    300 Oak Ridge Pkwy
    Baldwin, WI 54002

    MAY 23, 2022
    Iowa County Highway Department
    1215 North Bequette Street
    Dodgeville, WI 53533

    Registration fee $95 per person – Includes training and certification. Materials can be found under the “Member Site>WCHA Documents and Resources>Traffic Control Training.”

    Questions?
    Gary Kennedy
    WCHA Prof. Development Director 1355 N. 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    hwygaryk@gmail.com

    Sponsored by: Wisconsin County Highway Association


  • 16 Apr 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    On April 15, 2022, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed SB 508, the green lights safety bill, which empowers highway departments with yet another safety tool.

    Attending the bill signing were Marathon County Highway Commissioner James Griesbach, Wood County Highway Commissioner Roland Hawk and WCA Government Affairs Associate Dan Bahr.

    See photos from the bill signing here.

    Thank you to bill author and longtime county supporter Senator Jerry Petrowski for his work alongside Wisconsin county highway departments on this legislation.


  • 24 Mar 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    WCHA hosted their Spring Commissioners Training in Wausau at the Jefferson Street Inn on March 21, 2022.

    Presentations from the event can be found in the member section, under “WCHA Documents and Resources>2022 Spring Commissioner Training.”

    Questions
    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 N. 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    (920) 323-6500


  • 11 Mar 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Wisconsin County Highway Association, UW Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will hold pesticide certification training in April.

    There are four dates to select from, with a registration deadline of March 1, 2022. This training provides educational material and certification for employees to become certified in pesticide applications.

    The training will consist of a three-hour review by UW Extension and a certification test administered by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The certification will be honored for five years.

    APRIL 12, 2022
    Wood County Highway Department
    Courthouse

    APRIL 18, 2022
    St. Croix County Highway Department
    300 Oak Ridge Pkwy, Baldwin, WI 54002

    APRIL 19, 2022
    Brown County Highway Department
    2198 Glendale Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303
    Training will be held in the Mallard Conference Room

    APRIL 26, 2022
    Columbia County Highway Department
    P.O. Box 875, 338 Old Highway 16 Road
    Wyocena, WI 53969

    A registration fee of $145.00 for each attendee must accompany your registration.

    See a flyer for the WCHA, UW Madison and DATCP training here.

    Please return by March 1, 2022 to:
    Gary Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 North 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    920-323-6500


  • 10 Mar 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    On March 9, 2022 the Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) Assistant Commissioners, Managers and Engineers (ACME) Group hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the use and implementation of centerline and edge line rumble strips.

    Gary Kennedy helped facilitate the meeting and WCHA guest speakers included the following:

    • Andi Bill, a Traffic Safety Engineer Research Program Manager at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • Dan Brugman is part of WisDOT’s Traffic Engineering and Safety Section. He oversees the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for the North Central Region.
    • Mark Zander is part of WisDOT’s Road Design Standards Unit and is published in the FDM for a primary point of contact for rumble strips, intersections, sight distance, alignments and general design questions.

    Examples were given from Outagamie, Wood and Marathon Counties.

    • Joe Zellmer – Outagamie County
    • Joel Ortman – Wood County
    • Kevin Lang – Marathon County

    View the WisDOT presentation from the March 9, 2022 event here.


  • 19 Jan 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA Conference Coordinating Committee hosted the 2022 State Winter Road School in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort on January 17-19, 2022.

    See photos from the January event here.

    Presentations from the event can be found in the member section, under “WCHA Documents and Resources>2022 Winter Road School.”

    Questions
    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 N. 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    (920) 323-6500
    hwygaryk@gmail.com


  • 4 Jan 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    WCHA is joining businesses, organizations, schools, municipalities, and individuals for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Buckle Up Phone Down campaign.

    “Work zone accidents, injuries and fatalities are almost entirely preventable. Drivers need to slow down, put their phones away and pay attention to their surroundings,” said WCHA Executive Director Dan Fedderly, P.E.; P.L.S. “We are proud to stand alongside WisDOT to bring attention to this important issue and we encourage our highway departments to take the Buckle Up Phone Down Campaign pledge.”

    Highway departments from around the state are submitting their pictures to WisDOT and can be viewed in the photo gallery here.

    Fedderly concluded, “We need to all work together to bring about changes to driver behavior and create a safer workplace for our dedicated county highway employees, as well as those on Wisconsin roadways,”


  • 5 Oct 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Register today for a Lunch & Learn: On Site Bridge Preservation and Controlling Invasive Weeds Training Course in October in five different locations around the state.

    This on-site field demonstration bridge training is intended for WCHA counties to get updated on using silane sealers for bridge preservation. The training will also include a presentation on controlling invasive weeds on roadsides without increasing the budget.

    See the flyer here: Lunch & Learn: On Site Bridge Preservation and Controlling Invasive Weeds Training Course

    Handouts from the training can be found in the member section. Login and visit WCHA Documents and Resources>Bridge Preservation and Controlling Invasive Weeds.

    5 SESSIONS, 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

    OCTOBER 6, 2021
    Iron County Highway Department
    607 3rd Avenue N., Hurley, WI 54534

    OCTOBER 12, 2021
    St. Croix County Highway Department
    300 Oak Ridge Pkwy, Baldwin, WI 54002

    OCTOBER 13, 2021
    Waupaca County Highway Department
    2670 County Road A, Waupaca, WI 54981

    OCTOBER 19, 2021
    Barron County Highway Department
    260 North 7th Street, Barron WI 54812

    OCTOBER 20, 2021
    Walworth County Highway Department
    W4097 County Road NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121
    *Registration fee $95 per person

    Sponsored by:
    Advanced Chemical Technologies, Inc, and 4 Control Inc.

    Please send registration to:
    Gary Kennedy
    WCHA Prof. Development Director
    1355 N. 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220


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