Ambassador Academy 2021

The fourth annual Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy kicks off on August 25, 2021. 20 participants will be selected from a pool of applicants to complete this 10-week program and graduate as ambassadors.

Applications are now closed.


The Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy seeks to encourage collective ownership in our community through increased dialogue and meaningful participation. ETAA fosters partnerships between residents and city leaders. By educating, empowering, and engaging the community, the City of Toledo will be better equipped to serve its residents.

About the Program

Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. at various locations around the city. Each week will highlight a specific topic within city service, including spending an evening with the mayor and council, behind the scenes into the police academy, tour of a fire station, learning about resident-facing city programs that impact neighborhoods, learning how to do business with the city, roads, water affordability and utilities customer assistance programs.

Application Process

Participants must be a Toledo resident and 18 years or older. If you require accommodations to participate, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Applications may be submitted online, via email, by phone, or at the Kent Branch Library.

Applications openAugust 4
Application deadlineAugust 13
Participants notifiedAugust 18
First classAugust 25


Ambassador Academy

Class of 2019

Members of the 2019 Ambassador Academy celebrate their graduation with Mayor at a reception in One Government Center.

Join the 2021 Class

Program Schedule

Introduction to Engage Toledo

August 25, 6 - 8 p.m.

Fire & Rescue

September 1, 6 - 8 p.m.


September 8, 6 - 8 p.m.


September 15, 6 - 8 p.m.

Community Engagement

September 22, 6 - 8 p.m.


September 29, 6 - 8 p.m.


October 6, 6 - 8 p.m.


October 13, 6 - 8 p.m.


October 20, 6 - 8 p.m.


October 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m.