WI Government - April 2015

Making Wisconsin Government Work in the 21st Century

Helene Nelson, former Secretary of the WI Department of Health & Family Services
Edward Huck, former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities

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The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street in Downtown Madison.
Free parking in the ramp across the street. Have your parking ticket validated as you leave.

More about our speakers

Helene Nelson

Helene Nelson

Helene Nelson began her 35 year career in public service at the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau. She went on to serve 5 Governors and 2 County Executives in a variety of high level appointive roles: as Deputy Secretary of 5 major state agencies; Dane County Director of Administration, Director of Human Services, and County Executive Chief of Staff; and in her last role before retiring in 2008, as Secretary of Health and Family Services.
Since retiring, Nelson has provided care to her parents and been an active volunteer, including serving as Board President for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.

Ed Huck has retired as owner of Ed Huck Political Consultant LLC. He was Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities for more than 25 years. From 1969 to 2011, this voluntary organization of older cities and first-ring suburbs lobbied for changes in State and Federal laws related to land use, taxation, the environment and intergovernmental transfers. Huck has served as an advisor to state agencies as a member of the Shared Revenue Task Force for the Department of Revenue, the Counties and Municipalities Work Group for the Department of Administration, and the Watershed Advisory Committee for the Department of Natural Resources. He oversaw production of the Wisconsin Metropatterns Report and Conference, which uncovered growing poverty, declining tax base, inefficient growth and racial and social segregation in seven metropolitan areas of Wisconsin. Huck presented at the 2004 Marquette Law Symposium on Wisconsin Tax Policy and later published the article Tiebout vs. Samuelson in” Municipal World”. Huck played a major role the development of the Marquette Law Symposium; “Is the Wisconsin Constitution Obsolete?” He is a past Board member of One Thousand Friends of Wisconsin.

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Speakers Ed Huck and Helene Nelson