2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy Details Announced

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced details of the 2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy during a news conference today. The initiative was launched last year to inspire civic engagement and participation.

The next Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy will start on June 6, 2018. It is a ten-week course for city residents to interact with city leaders. About 25 people will be selected to attend the free course held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

It will be the second Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy class. The curriculum will include presentations from various city departments and it is expected to generate conversations between the residents and city officials. The academy meetings will be held at various locations throughout the city and offer a “behind-the-scenes” look at city operations.

“We hope residents who graduate from the Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy will share their knowledge with friends, family members, and colleagues to increase civic engagement in our community,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said.

Phillip Kaplan, Rachel McClellan, and Lutricia Gray, who graduated from the 2017 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy, joined the mayor today to laud the program.

Residents can apply on the Engage Toledo page of the city website, https://toledo.oh.gov/engage-toledo/ambassador-academy/; through the Engage Toledo mobile app, or by calling Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020.

The city will honor those who complete the program during a graduation ceremony on Aug. 22. Graduates will also be recognized in Toledo City Council chambers and during the mayor's 2019 State of the City address.

Participants must be Toledo residents and at least 18 years old. Applications will be received through May 30 and will generally be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

View today’s news conference here: https://www.facebook.com/cityoftoledo/videos/1835514119845547/