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    Appleton ranked one of safest cities in the country for women

    In addition to being one of the safest overall cities in the country, Appleton has been ranked as one of the safest specifically for women.


  • Assessor's Office staff taking exterior photos of homes

    Who is that taking a picture of your house? You may see one of our city employees taking a photo of your home or business from a city vehicle in November - December. Once every 10 years we update property photos which are used by a variety of city departments including Community and Economic Development and Public Works. The photos are also available to the public and the real estate industry by address at

    11/05/2015 4:15 PM

  • Informational community meeting on Fox Cities Exhibition Center

    The community is invited to attend a special informal meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Chute Town Hall to discuss the next steps of the proposed downtown Appleton exhibition center project.

    10/14/2015 4:07 PM

  • Fox Cities Housing Coalition Project RUSH Presentation

    This year, as part of the Annual Report to the Community, the Fox Cities Housing Coalition will be presenting the results of a research project called Project RUSH (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness) that was conducted this year on the homeless population in the Fox Cities. This breakfast event will be held on October 21, 2015 from 7-9 AM at the Radisson Paper Valley. The cost of attending is free, but RSVP is required by the Sunday prior to the event. Interested persons can get more information and sign up HERE.

    10/12/2015 4:05 PM

  • Exhibition Center project nearing final approval

    The Appleton Common Council is set take the first of two important votes on the proposed downtown Appleton exhibition center project on Wednesday, October 21.


  • Exhibition Center project nearing final approval

    The Appleton Common Council is set take the first of two important votes on the proposed downtown Appleton exhibition center project on Wednesday, October 21.


  • Fall Leaf Collection

    Fall Leaf collection is for yard waste such as branches, leaves and other small yard and garden waste.


  • Library planning to continue with 2016 budget funding

    Mayor Hanna's Executive Budget was released at the meeting of the Appleton Common Council October 7 and it includes funding to continue exploring solutions for the Appleton Public Library.


  • Splash Pads planned for Appleton Community Parks

    Get ready Appleton, soon it may be time to get your splash on! One of the headlines of Mayor Hanna’s 2016 Budget is a plan to bring an aquatic splash pad to each of Appleton’s four community parks within the next eight years.


  • Opportunities for input on Erb Park pool plans

    Thanks to all our residents who have expressed an appreciation or concern for the Mayor’s proposed plan for Erb Park’s pools in the 2016 budget. We want to reiterate that this proposal is subject to approval by the Common Council and explain how the process will work to determine the fate of the pools.


  • RiverHeath development set for next phase

    The next phase of the RiverHeath development is set to begin construction, pending Common Council approval of an amendment to the original development agreement at the October 7 meeting.


  • Overnight maintenance work scheduled for College Avenue

    Starting Sunday night, Appleton Department of Public Works crews will begin evening and overnight maintenance work on College Avenue. Work will take place from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. each night through Thursday morning.


  • Appleton Housing Authority Hosting First-time Homebuyer Education Classes in October

    The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) offers monthly Homebuyer Education classes designed to assist qualified first-time homebuyers in their journey to homeownership.


  • Appleton Housing Authority’s Community Report Earns National Award Recognition

    The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) has received an Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for its 2014 Faces of Affordable Housing Annual Report, which highlights the personal stories of families that have been assisted in their journey to finding affordable housing through each one of the AHA’s 14 programs.


  • Photo ID provision in effect for elections

    The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. If you are applying for an absentee ballot, your request must include an acceptable photo ID. For more information visit:


  • New app puts park improvements in the palm of your hand

    Would you help keep our parks looking their best if all you had to do was literally lift a finger?


  • West Nile virus found in dead bird in Appleton

    The Appleton Health Department reports a dead crow found in the City on June 29 tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Outagamie County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.


  • Valley Transit partners with Mile of Music to offer pop-up concerts on the bus

    08/04/2015 4:58 AM

  • Parking meter changes take effect 6/27

    Filling the parking meter in downtown Appleton will cost less and be more convenient starting Saturday.


  • New trees bring new life to Kiwanis Park

    Thanks to the hard work of dozens of volunteers, Kiwanis Park in Appleton now has 100 new trees dotting the landscape of the park.

    04/29/2015 11:33 PM

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