Swanton residents complete Civic Engagement Academy


Certificates of completion were presented Oct. 12 to participants in Swanton’s first Civic Engagement Academy. Pictured, from left, are Emily Barr, Adam Barr, Mayor Neil Toeppe, Olivia Pasternak, and John Schmidt.

Certificates of completion were presented Oct. 12 to participants in Swanton’s first Civic Engagement Academy. Pictured, from left, are Emily Barr, Adam Barr, Mayor Neil Toeppe, Olivia Pasternak, and John Schmidt.


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Recently, seven individuals completed the inaugural Civic Engagement Academy through the Village of Swanton.

This community initiative was a way for the community members to learn more about village operations. Village officials said it was a tool to provide accurate and transparent information in an interactive format.

For seven weeks, the seven participants learned about topics from general government structure to governmental accounting to how water and wastewater are treated. They also toured various facilities.

Overall, the feedback from participants was positive and they all indicated they learned something they didn’t know before enrolling in the program, according to village officials.

On Oct. 12, the participants were welcomed to the Swanton Village Council meeting and presented with a certificate of completion.

Village officials believe the inaugural year of the program was a success and look forward to more sessions in the future.

Certificates of completion were presented Oct. 12 to participants in Swanton’s first Civic Engagement Academy. Pictured, from left, are Emily Barr, Adam Barr, Mayor Neil Toeppe, Olivia Pasternak, and John Schmidt.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2021/10/web1_CEA_2021_Certificates.jpgCertificates of completion were presented Oct. 12 to participants in Swanton’s first Civic Engagement Academy. Pictured, from left, are Emily Barr, Adam Barr, Mayor Neil Toeppe, Olivia Pasternak, and John Schmidt. Photo provided