• 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


  • 4 Oct 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous


    The Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) gathered in Hayward, Wisconsin October 4-5 for their 2021 WCHA Fall Commissioner Training.

    Speakers presented on current transportation topics to Wisconsin county highway commissioners from around the state. Subject matter included state and federal funding, operation efficiencies and legislative efforts.

    Login to the WCHA Member Section>WCHA Documents and Resources>2021 Fall Commissioner Training to see presentations from the event.

    For login assistance, please contact Michelle Gormican Thompson via email.

    See all photos from the 2021 WCHA Fall Commissioner Training here.


  • 14 Sep 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA-LDG Conference Coordinating Committee/Adams County hosted the 2021 Annual Road School September 14-16, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells, at the Chula Vista Hotel & Conference Center, 1,000 Chula Vista Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.

    See photos from the 2021 WCHA-LDG Road School here.

    Login to the WCHA Member Section>WCHA Documents and Resources>2021 WCHA-LDG Road School to see presentations from the event. For login assistance, please contact Michelle Gormican Thompson via email.

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


  • 11 Jun 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA Conference Coordinating Committee held the 2021 State Summer Highway Conference (Road School) in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort on June 7 – 9, 2021.

    To see presentations from the event, please login to the member section and go to “WCHA Documents and Resources” on the left menu. From there, click on ” 2021 Summer Road School” also on the left side.

    If you have any issues logging into the member section, please contact WCHA Communications Consultant Michelle Thompson via email.

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


  • 2 Jun 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Eau Claire County Highway Commissioner and Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) President Jon Johnson sits down with longtime WCHA Board Member and Barron County Supervisor Marv Thompson to discuss how county officials can get involved with the WCHA Board.

    Please be sure to share this video with your county officials and encourage them to get involved today!


  • 28 Apr 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous


    The Wisconsin County Highway Association held their 2021 Commissioner training April 27-28, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells, as well as virtually. Over 50 officials were in person, along with over 20 tuning in virtually.

    See photos of the WCHA event here.

    To view presentations from the two-day training, please login to the member section of this website and go to “WCHA Documents and Resources>2021 Commissioner Training.”

    Note: If you have issues accessing the member portal, please contact Michelle Gormican Thompson via email.


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