Two Dane County Residents among 2021 Local Government Leadership Academy Graduates

Nineteen participants from across the state and serving in a variety of local government positions graduated from the 2021 Local Government Leadership Academy including Valese Adams, Board of Public Works Board Member, City of Madison and April Kigeya, Middleton Police Commission and Dane County Equal Opportunities Commission.

The Local Government Leadership Academy is a 9 month program that focused on building leadership skills relevant to local government including communication, relationships, decision making, and visionary leadership.

The Local Government Leadership Academy is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Counties Association, Leadership Wisconsin, and UW-Madison Division of Extension. The Academy serves:

  • Elected officials who understand the basics of their role and are ready to take on new leadership challenges
  • Department heads, directors and managers who are new to leadership roles, as well as those aspiring to or preparing for leadership roles
  • Anyone interested in becoming a more effective leader in local government

Visit the Local Government Leadership Academy website to learn more about the 2021 graduates.

Registration for the 2022 Academy is now available. Learn more about the curriculum and schedule.

For more information, contact Jeremy Solin, Leadership Project Specialist, Community Development Institute, UW-Madison Division of Extension