Fort Atkinson Local Government Academy
Open to all City of Fort Atkinson residents of voting age, the Fort Atkinson Local Government Academy provides a hands-on opportunity for residents to learn more about City operations and services, widen community relationships, develop leadership skills and identify opportunities to apply leadership skills in the community and with City government.
The Fort Atkinson Local Government Academy will meet July 25, August 8, August 22, August 29 and September 12, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Increase your understanding
The Fort Atkinson Local Government Academy is an informative and interactive opportunity to learn about the City of Fort Atkinson department operations and government!
- City Manager and City Council roles
- City departments
- City budget
- City demographics
- Government structure
- How to volunteer for boards and commissions
- What’s involved in running for office
- Fort Atkinson Police Department
- Fort Atkinson Fire Department
- Public Works Operations
- Hoard Historical Museum
- Dwight Foster Public Library
- Municipal Offices
- And more...
There is no cost to participate but potential candidates for the Academy must be a City of Fort Atkinson residents.
A major goal for both the University of Wisconsin Extension and the City of Fort Atkinson is to increase civic engagement and opportunities for residents to learn about community services and ways to participate and engage in the decision-making processes. The Fort Atkinson Local Government Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to strengthen community relationships, learn more about community challenges and opportunities, help advocate for important topics and enhance the City’s communication efforts.
Benefits of Participating:
- Learn more about City operations, services, and volunteer opportunities
- Widen the resident network of relationships with City staff, City departments, City boards, and decision-makers
- Discover opportunities to become more civically involved
- Earn a City of Fort Atkinson Local Government Academy Certificate of Completion
This program was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation.