Waukesha County

Apply for Waukesha Local Government Academy

The City of Waukesha in partnership with the UW- Division of Extension, Waukesha County are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 3rd Annual Waukesha Local Government Academy. Applications are due by July 5. The Waukesha Local Government Academy will run from September – December 2024.
This program is for City of Waukesha residents who are interested in learning more about their city government and civic engagement opportunities. In this program participants will:
• Learn more about city government operations and services.
• Widen their network of relationships with city staff, departments, boards, and decision makers.
• Discover opportunities to become more civically involved.
There will be a total of seven sessions held on Thursday evenings (one Wednesday session on November 26) with each session lasting 2 hours (6pm– 8pm). There is no fee to participate, but applicants must make a commitment to attend 6 of the 7 sessions to receive the local government academy certificate of completion.

The program has been held for the past two years with overwhelming success. Of the recent graduates, 95% said they felt more prepared to talk with residents about factual issues the City government is facing. Most participants said they felt the academy helped increase their awareness of opportunities to serve within the city and helped to widen their community relationships with residents and/or City leadership.

For more details and the 2024 application, visit the Waukesha Local Government Academy webpage at


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