The purpose of the Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy is to encourage collective ownership in our community through increased dialogue and meaningful participation. The Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy fosters a partnership between residents and city leaders. By educating, empowering, and engaging the community, the City of Toledo will be better equipped to serve its citizens.
This program encourages citizens to be knowledgeable about how the City of Toledo government works and its role in the community. In the Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy, you will learn about your City’s government, how it works, and how it impacts your neighborhood. You will learn about the opportunities that encourage more involvement in municipal government. The Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy is a great opportunity to meet other active City of Toledo residents, city staff, and elected officials. However, you must be at least eighteen years old and a resident of the City of Toledo. For this pilot program candidates will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, however in order to ensure broad representation across the city, certain exceptions must be made.
In a creative learning environment, the Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy brings together the City of Toledo's senior staff to supply participants with valuable insight and direction about understanding the roles and responsibilities of City Council and City administration, an understanding of how city government works, as well as how the role citizens can play. The program contains exposure to many departments that function in the service of city residents such as: Police, Fire, City Council, the Mayor's office, the Department of Public Utilities, Public Service, Neighborhoods and Inspections, and Finance.
This program will result in an engaged community with a greater understanding of municipal affairs. Graduates will be recognized as Ambassadors to members of the community, and will act as a liaison between citizens and city officials. Participants who attend at least five of the seven sessions will receive a certificate for completing the program. Graduates will be recognized in the annual City of Toledo report, council meetings, and at the Mayor's State of the City address.
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