The Municipal Treasurers Association of Wisconsin, Inc. (MTAW) is a non-profit organization for treasury professionals who are dedicated to a forum for its members where they can exchange ideas and concepts. The MTAW has members representing communities from all over the State of Wisconsin. We promote and enhance the fiduciary responsibility and integrity of individuals responsible for public funds.
To promote the profession of Municipal treasurers in the State of Wisconsin by providing quality education, continual professional development, mutual support, professional recognition, and to support professional conduct and integrity within the field of municipal finance.
Objectives and Purpose
The elected Executive Board of the MTAW strives for its Municipal Treasury Members to advance the general and professional interests of all its members and the municipalities they represent. Within those broad objectives, the MTAW has as its purposes:
- To obtain higher standards of efficiency;
- To promote service and improve relations with allied institutions;
- To promote friendly and fraternal feelings among the Members;
- To provide an instrument for concerted expression of viewpoint; and
- To facilitate communications between all Members
Education and Training
Each year, the MTAW develops training sessions to assist the Municipal Treasurer with a means to keep abreast of changes affecting their important and increasingly difficult role in municipal government. The Spring and Fall Conferences are two-day conferences held throughout the state, providing training and career development opportunities and updates on current State and Federal legislation.
The MTAW is dedicated to helping new treasurers learn the profession. A New Treasurers Workshop is offered on the Wednesday before the Fall Conference. Topics covered are the basic duties of a treasurer, property taxes, delinquent personal property and chargebacks, lottery credit, investment policies, TIF information, budget preparation, and more. First time attendees may apply for conference scholarships.
In addition to the Spring and Fall Conferences, the MTAW endorses the UW-Green Bay Treasurers Institute. The Institute is designed to fulfill the educational requirements necessary for CMTW certification. The Institute is an intensive 41/2 day program consisting of 331/3 hours of classroom instruction each year for a three-year period. The Institute is held for one week in July. The MTAW awards scholarships to help treasurers interested in attending the Institute. All first year attendees who are MTAW members will receive a $50 scholarship.
The state is divided into eight districts. District Directors hold one-day meetings in your area with speakers on current issues and concerns, including investments, regulations and more. To find your district and its current Directors, please click here.
Opportunities for Involvement
Members are encouraged to become actively involved in the organization. This can be accomplished through participation in one of the many committees that serve the membership. Click here to see the current list of committees and its members.